On 10th of November i listen with ic821 on 144.070 on
Aurora signals at 17.00 UTC. Then i turned on the FT857d on 144.300 to
listen for some Au SIgnals in SSB. 17:20 some Signal on 144.300 very
lody. i dont belive to hear SV2DCD with 59+. 2 calls and the QSO is
Complete! Very surprised about Es in November!
17:20 SV2DCD KN00NF 1470,9Km
17:15 SV3GKE KM08vf 59 59
17:03 SV3GKE KM08VF 59 59 1818km
17:15 SV2DCD KN00NF 59 59 1604km
17:00, I thought, I´m dreaming. Listen once, listen twice. My FT817
picked a SV-Callsign on 144,300. First I answered on SV3GKE CQ only
with 5 Watts while the PA was starting. He answered after my first
call , after that my 100 Watts were ready. I turned my Flexayagi FX224
but no more stations. Others answered "GKE" when suddenly "DCD" came
up. He also answered in the first time on my call. His sigs faded,but
no problems to work. That was all, but very funny and big surprise. My
qth is only 70 m over ground plus 12m antenne high for the 11 elements...
Only the 144,300 was used, so there was a double-pileup with these two
greek stations it sounds to me...
Is the Sporadic E saison now closed ?? I´ll listen to my radio.. 73
1707 SV3GKE KM08VF 59/59
1719 SV2DCD KN00NF 59/59
they have been here 59 for half an hour with deep QSB. vy nice ES in
17.14 SV2DCD 53 59 KN00NF
Unbeliveable, Sporadic-E after we have got the first snow here! I also
heard a second Station (SV3) from KM08 at the same time on 144.300.
Rig: IC735/LT2S with BF981, 20 watt and 10 ele DK7ZB
17:15 SV2DCD KN00NF 57 59 2 m. SSB 1630km
17:22 SV3GKE KM08VF 55 59 2 m. SSB 1845km
Missed the Es here but looks like it didn't reach me anyway. The
map clearly shows a Sporadic-E (Es) opening not Auroral-E (AuE) (sometimes
incorrectly referred to as "Auroral-Es").
The 6/11/2000 event which also happened in a big proton event aurora
was also Es and not AuE. (I worked RA3AET at 2500km in this opening
and would love to claim it as a record for AuE but it was Es!!!!)
Auroral-E sounds different and has a wide reflection area, for
instance, on 18/6/03 I worked TF/G4ODA from IO94 (1400km) he was 59 on
SSB. He was heard at exactly the same time in JO33 and IO80, the
signal lasted over an hour and did not have the rapid fading of Es.
1710 tuning around the band I found an LZ on around 144295 very
weak couldn't figure out the call. Didnt hear any sign of the SV's
here in IO91. Seem to remember another Es opening October or November,
years ago straight after a big Aurora. stn: 17el, 8930 amp, MGF1302
I Have always said that au will not stop es and I now think I am
say there will not be es when we have an AU maybe now they will have
think again! I missed it here qrl hi cul de Reg G8VHI
I just wanted to call your attention to the exceptional propagation
conditions we had experienced on 29600 kHz (FM). We (That's me and
HA6NA) stay on 29600 kHz due to the failure of my 70 cm FM
transceiver for about a month. As far as I remember it happened
about a week before when EA7HQ came through with such a tremendous
signal that he was able to open the squelch of my FT757GX although
the knob was turned into fully clockwise position!
Beside him I have heard and worked stations from almost the same
geographical areas than those which can be heard on 144300 kHz
Of course it is very easy to make difference of F2 type openings
when usually W1OJ and KQ2E repeaters can be heard on 29620 kHz.
Than came the Es opening yesterday, on 10th November.
We are staying on 29600 all the day (I have just retired just like
my friend HA6NA...) and I recommend you to listen on these
Unfortunately we have not too much chance to get permission to use
the 6 m band because of an old Budapest TV transmitter sitting on
the top of a Budapest hill and broadcasting national Program 1 all
over the country.
That's why it is not possible to follow short skip propagation step
by step upwards to 144 MHz from here.
gl de ha6nn Andras
LZ1ZP KN22id 16h50 QSO on 50Mhz
17h14 QSO on 144Mhz
100W + 11y 1000m asl
73' de Ben HB9SJV
Only 2 QSO via Es in mid november wow!!!
17.13 lz1zp 57/59 kn22id 1297 Km
17.15 lz1gc 58/59 kn21 1400 Km
Rig: Kenwood TS2000 + "enough power"
ant: 2X17 F9FT @ 40mAGL
73' @ all de Gaetano IW2NOR
17:13z hrd DJ5BV calling somebody on 144.300 via Es for
less than one minute.To my experience this was genuine SporadicE and
not MS. Quite amazing this time of the year but the protons
connected with the big Au going on since days up north evidently are
the key to this very unusual occurence. Just too bad I couldn't take
advantage of it :-(((
Hello All ,
I have never worked to late Es on 144Mhz !!Everything started here
around 15.45 when I heard first signals on 50MHz. Than very fast Es
on 6 covered huge area from 4X to G - some stations was coming on 59
+60 dB and some short distance contacts was made with 9A (abt 700
km).At 16.53 I worked HB9SJV and discused with him (with a joke ..)
abt possibility to work on 144MHz . Around 16.55 I checked BC band -
what a surprise, band was full with Italian stations up to 108 MHz
even more it was a mixture of sounds (one upon another)like during
fast rising MUF!! Than...
17.10 IW2NOR Heard him for the first time
17.13 HB9SJV 59/59 JN36
17.14 IW2NOR 59/57 JN45
17.24 F1DLT 59/52 JN27
That's it. Nice job at the start of the winter!Rig here : 100W
73's and see you again George
I remember a similar opening late in the year some 3 or 4 years ago.
While there was Aurora in Northern Europe we made lots of Es-QSO's
to Central SM. At the same time there was some FAI when I heard
RX1AS with typical FAI-tone.
73 de Johannes
I disagree with the statement that there has never before been a
similar Sporadic E opening. On 6th November 2001 (or was it 2000?)
we had a 144 MHz SPORADIC-E opening in the evening. The tone was
typical ES and the signal strenght was typical ES (I worked for
example a LX station that was using a ground plane). The reason why
I can distinguish it from an Auroral-E opening is that there was
only a single reflection point. Meaning that at the same time that I
was working into DL, a station 200 km east from me (St Petersburg)
was working stations 200 km far away to the west, into PA. In an
Auroral-E opening there is always a larger reflection area meaning
that by beaming to slightly different directions I can work stations
from different geographical areas at any given time.
I feel sorry that many operators have reported this 6th November
opening as an Auroral-E opening. For example many ODX on Auroral-E
mode in various lists have been made in a Sporadic-E opening on this
opening on 6th November.
73 de Jussi OH5LK
1714 SV2DCD KM00NF 55 59 144.300
1718 SV3GKE KM08VF 55 59 144.300
Very unusual ES in November.
73's, Chris, PA2CHR
17.19 SV2DCD 59/59 KN00NF
very surprised to work ES in November !!
Rig: 4x17el. and 100W
17:21 SV3GKE KM08VF 59 both ways.
Heard SV2DCD during heatup pa.
owner of DX-Robot
The Es opening we had yesterday was indeed surprising!
Unfortunately I had already disabled the DXrobot Es warning system
for the winter period. Pity...
73 Allard PE1NWL
Tnx everyone for the 35 unexpected es-qso's during the
10-11-2004 e-sporadic.The signals where very strong from
DL,PA,ON.Although i had report from G station i didn't worked
anyone.Also a couple of F stations called me but not wkd
My antennas here 2x11 el F9FT and PA 300W.73 de Leo SV2DCD