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25. May 2020

Sporadic E again. Giant cloudes appeared.


Here is a good example how to work Es with great success using SSB instead of FT8:

TA7OM working DX in SSB - fast, successful, professional




9A2SB, Zlatko - JN95GM
Rig:
150W,10EL.
ODX:
RT7G-LN04WX-1821km
Log:
15.50 RT7G LN04WX
15.55 RC6AL KN96UD
15.56 R6CS KN95BW
16.14 UA6MA KN97VE
16.20 R6AM LN04NX
16.24 UC6A KN84PE
16.33 RA6C KN94GT
Comment:
Nice to hear old friends again,thanks for qsos...GL
Zlatko
9A5CY, Dean - JN85OO
Rig:
IC7400 + VLA200
ODX:
RC6AL 1742km
Log:
15:54 UR3EE KN88dc
16:09 R6CS KN95bw
16:11 RC6AL KN96vd
16:14 UA6MA KN97ve
16:16 RJ7M KN97ke
16:18 UC6A KN84pv
Comment:
16:52 hrd G4LOH IO70 abt 10 sek only
9A5RJ, Joseph - JN86EL
Rig:
ic746/ 2x17el/ 750W
Log:
14:01 RZ6DD LN04
14:03 RN6BW KN93
14:33 RX6APY KN95 FT8
14:34 UA6EC LN14 FT8
15:41 RT7G LN04 FT8
15:42 R6DB KN96 FT8
15:44 UA6LJV KN97
15:45 UA6MA KN97
15:46 RT7G LN04
15:47 R7TJ LN05
15:49 RJ7M KN97
15:50 UR8GZ KN66
15:53 RC6AL KN96
15:57 R6CS KN95
16:00 UC6A KN84
16:07 UA6BI KN94
16:09 RV6AKA KN94
16:21 UA6BBX KN94 CW
16:28 UD6ABB KN94
16:28 R6AS KN85
16.30 RA6C KN94
16:31 UA6BAC KN84
16:32 UA6BI KN94
17:01 F8DBF IN78 FT8
Comment:
All qsos ssb except differently marked.
Tnx,73
9A9I, Vlado - JN85FS
Rig:
IC-9700,300W,Ant.DL7KM
ODX:
RT7G LN04WX 1978 km
Log:
14:17 RN6BW KN93VK SSB 1858 km
15:41 UR3EE KN88DC SSB 1523 km
15:42 UT0EZ KN67PV SSB 1299 km
15:44 UT6EY KN77EN SSB 1378 km
15:44 US4IEK KN87UX SSB 1628 km
15:47 RT7G LN04WX SSB 1978 km
15:49 UA6LJV KN97LE SSB 1723 km
15:51 UA6MA KN97VE SSB 1786 km
15:52 RJ7M KN97KE SSB 1717 km
15:57 RC6AL KN96VD SSB 1797 km
16:02 R6CS KN95BW SSB 1672 km
16:16 RA6C KN94GT SSB 1725 km
16:20 UC6A KN84PV SSB 1626 km
16:27 R6AM LN04NX SSB 1920 km
Comment:
73,9a9i Vlado
DC5GA, Alexander - JN47FX
Rig:
TS2000 100W Ant. 5elem. DK7ZB
ODX:
UC6A KN84PV
Log:
15:37 UC6A KN84PV
15:59 LZ1ZP KN22ID
16:04 LZ1JH KN12PQ
16:11 LZ2EHO KN13NF
16:16 LZ1GHT KN12QP
16:26 YO2BBT KN05UK
Comment:
Nice ES first this year after very poor 2019 Season.
Very glad making the QSO with UC6A, 2 or 3 year's before we coud not
complete our QSO!

All QSO in SSB, more fun then FT8!
Not sure if i in the log of YO2BBT crowded Frequency QRM and QSB.

Tnx for the fun 73' DC5GA Alex
DF1CF, Juergen - JN57FP
Rig:
CF300-3CX800A7-4x13el
Log:
15:44 UC6A KN84PV
15:50 UA6BI KN94AN
16:05 LZ1ZP KN22ID
16:08 LZ1KU KN32AH
All in SSB
Vy 73, Juergen
DF2AJ, Andy - JN48MW
Rig:
IC-9700 / 7ele. YU1CF
ODX:
SV7GBR 1513km
Log:
16:04 SV7GBR KN20IX 1513km
16:07 LZ1ZP KN22ID 1431km
16:09 LZ1JH KN12PQ 1302km
16:10 LZ1GHT KN12QP 1310km
Comment:
First ES for me this year.
All QSOs in SSB. Heard some in FT8 (LZ,SV,ER), but no QSO there.
73 and tnx to all
Andy
DF5HC, Jens - JN49HT
Rig:
IC706 / 700 W
ODX:
SV7GBR 1588km
Log:
16:11 SV7GBR KN20IX SSB 1588km
Comment:
Just a short opening but a nice QSO in SSB.
DH2PA, Patrick - JN49AE
Rig:
Yaesu FT 847
ODX:
LZ1KU KN32ah
Log:
16:07 SV7GBR KN20ix
16:13 LZ1ZP KN22oo
16:19 LZ1KU KN32ah
16:25 LZ2CM KN13oo
DH6DAO, Ray - JO41CN
Rig:
ft857, 160 W and single 9 ele tonna
Log:
16:04 SV2FPI KN10KU FT8
16:06 SV2JL KN10LO SSB
16:12 SV2BWY KN10SI FT8
Comment:
strange opening - Long time big clouds in perfect distance but no Signal at all. then few minutes load SVs - but only from small range in KN10
then nothing more
... but happy abt. first ES of the year
DJ2QV, Maik - JN58UA
Rig:
600W - 8 ele Yagi
ODX:
~ 2080
Log:
15:33 UC6A KN84 FT8
15:34 RA6C KN94 FT8
15:35 UA6BBX KN94 FT8
15:42 UC6A KN84 59/59 SSB
15:42 UC7RAA KN64SO 59/59 SSB
15:52 R6AS KN84PV FT8
16:03 RX6APY KN95 FT8
16:26 R7KDX KN97 FT8

hrd: RZ6DD, TA0LKJ, ER5WU, YO4GJH

According to PSK reporter, my signal arrived at EK1RR (LN20) >2700km
Comment:
73 / gud DX
Maik
DK5AI, Wolf - JO51GO
Rig:
K3 + Trxv, QRO, 14 el.
ODX:
TA2NC - 2141 km
Log:
15:55 TA2NC KM69HU FT8 2141 km
16:13 SV1EQU KM17VV SSB 1842 km
Comment:
Hrd: SV1DCD .. first but short opening from here this year.
DK5EW, Erwin - JN48MB
Rig:
IC-9700/11el/QRO
ODX:
UA6BBX - 2323km
Log:
16.09 LZ1CLK KN22DM 1339
16.08 YU1IS KN03UM 1102
16.07 LZ1GHT KN12QP 1268
16.05 LZ1JH KN12QP 1268
16.02 LZ1ZP KN22ID 1390
15.54 UA6BBX KN94NP 2323

Notes:
I heard many more in SSB and FT8 but did not call as worked most before. A mess in FT8 is different sequence calling ( EU is 2.!! + DX should be 1. !!) and of course local QSO while a ES opening.
DK5YA, Udo - JN49NX
Rig:
4x11Xpols, HA1YA Dual RX TVTR, LDMOS
ODX:
2955 Km
Log:
15:49 EK1RR LN20FE r-11 -08 FT8 2955Km
16:05 SV2JL KN10LO 59 59 SSB 1498Km
Comment:
Nice party and what a surprise when suddenly EK1RR popped out of the noise and I could manage to work this very rare station on a nice QRB. That was a good example for the advantage of FT8 when signals are rather weak and close to the noise.
But .174 was crowded with many UA6 and others running FT8 even so they were peaking 59++. Here SSB should be the mode one should choose and not FT8 on a single QRG were 100++ are QRMing each other. Make no sense at all. Btw, TA7OM was almost endstop on .305 in SSB for almost 15 minutes calling CQ lonely with no reply while .174 was circus circus.
Heard many more from UA6, TA, SV, YO, LZ all worked before and didn't call to avoid QRM for others.
DK9TF, Juergen - JO31NF
Rig:
K3+ Transv. +PA 100W+13 ele
ODX:
SV1LK 1968 km
Log:
16:32 SV1LK KM17UW FT8
Comment:
Nothing else herad this day, was a litte oddside this time, 73
DL1DBR, Martin - JO41BN
Log:
16:08 SV2JL KN10lo SSB
Comment:
extremly short here but 1st ES in 2020
DL3JIN, Peter - JO60LX
Rig:
50W 6ele
Log:
15:57 TA7OM KN80XX new #
16:15 SV6KRV KM09KO
Comment:
Life is too short for ft8.
All QSO in SSB mode.
73 Peter
DL4DWA, Uwe - JO61QH
Rig:
TR751E,600w,11eleF9FT
ODX:
1959km
Log:
15:51 TA2NC KM69HU FT8 1959
Comment:
Tnx & 73
DL8DAU, Matt - JO40ME
Rig:
FT847 + BEKO + 2 x 9 DK7ZB
ODX:
SV7GBR 1585km
Log:
16:02 SV2JL KN10LO
16:07 SV7GBR KN20IX
16:09 SV2FPI KN10KU
Comment:
All QSO in SSB 144.300 +/-

Hrd on 144.174 TA2NC +5 KM39 for a few seconds . First opening here , vy short and not really in the best area.
DM7RM, Ralf - JN49PM
Rig:
IC-9700, 250 wtts, 7el.
Log:
15:58 SV2JL KN10LO SSB 1455 km
16:05 SV7GBR KN20IX SSB 1527 km
16:15 SV1CNS KM18WA FT8 1726 km
16:41 TA2NC KM69HU SSB 2124 km
Comment:
Only SWL, heard also some LZ and YO. But only Fotis signal has been loud and audible over a longer period. The rest had been lots of QSB with me.
E77AR, Zdravko - JN94AS
Rig:
ME2HTPRO by HA1YA + 300W + 11 el DL6WU
ODX:
R7LB LN17cu 1880km
Log:
13.55 RZ6DD +16 +15 LN04
13.56 RA6C -06 +12 KN94GT
14.02 RX6APY -02 +11
1545 US5LKW -08 -04 KN89KL
16.02 UA6AQN -24 +01 KN96
16.06 UA6MA 59 59 KN97VE
16.15 RZ6MB 59 59 LN17CN
16.16 US4QQ 59 59 KN87CE
16.16 RJ7M 59 59 KN97KE
16.17 R6ML 59 59 LN17BP
16.18 UA6LJV 59 59 KN97NE
16.19 R7LB 59 59 LN17CU
16.23 R6CS 59 59 KN95BW
16.24 RT7G 59 59 LN04WX
16.25 RC6AL 59 59 KN96VG
16.27 RJ7M +06 -02
16.30 UA6BBX -02 -02 KN94
16.36 R6AM -15 +10
Comment:
Heard but didn't work:
R7CE
RK6MF
R7BM
R6DB
RK6BAG
UR4LSK
UT8LE
RC6AL
UA6LJV
F6EAS
G0RQL
F1RDL, Pierre - JN25KU
Rig:
IC910
ODX:
LZ2PG
Log:
16:04 LZ2PG KN23xt
Comment:
1672 Kms
F4EZJ, stephane - JN05DK
Rig:
7300/3X8
ODX:
QSO 2045 RX 3250
Log:
16:31 YO8ST KN36KQ 2045
16:32 YO5TP KN16SS 1791
16:48 YO5AVN KN17WW 1812

FT8 RX report

UR8GZ KN66 2540
RA6C KN94 2970
R6AS KN85 2980
RX6APY KN95 2984
RT7G LN04 3220
R6AM LN04 3163
UA6BBX KN94 3020
R7CE LN04 3140
ER5WU KN45 2155
YO8BFB KN36 2040
YO6OBK KN26 1950
R6DB KN96 2965
RZ6DD LN04 3157
YO7FWS KN24 1885
YO4GJH KN35 2150
YO8CLN KN27 1926
ER1AN KN46 2200
UA6EAQ LN03 3250
YO5ER KN27 1850
HA5OO JN97 1450
UX2SB KN28 1876
HG6WF JN97 1520
YO6GLT KN36 2050
UW8SM KN28 1870
YO9HP KN35 2075
YO6DBA KN36 1990
YO5CFI KN16 1800
R7KDX KN74 2710
YO5OMT KN16 1785
YO4FYQ KN44 2215
OM0AJA KN09 1615
Comment:
GRRRRRRRR ....... i miss all the openning, just arrive at last 5 min!!!!! , and i was just 5m away the shack, to do some outside works!!!!! you can imagine how i can be frustraded when i have look , my raspberry PI4 FT8 monitoring screen !!!

a lot of new grids new stations and of course a lot of fun missed because of my neglect !!!

bad DX man :-)

73 see you the next one
F5VKV, Fabio - JN33RR
Rig:
IC9700
ODX:
RC6AL 2540km
Log:
16:04 UA4MA KN97VE
16:05 RC6AL KN96VD
16:06 US4QQ KN87CE
16:06 YO8ROO KN36KN
16:06 YO8ALA KN36LM
16:07 UR8GZ KN66RT
Comment:
hrd R6CS very strong but busy in pile up
F5XU, Michel - JN15MR
Rig:
FT847- 120w- 11 ele yagi
ODX:
UR8GZ -2331km
Log:
15:47 UR8GZ KN66RT 2.331 km
16:01 RT7G LN04WX 3.004 km (hrd 58... )
16:05 LZ2PG KN23XT 1.819 km
16:10 YO3ICT KN34AL 1.808 km
16:32 YO6XK KN25BS 1.635 km (hrd 59 QSB )
Comment:
Great opening but short signals . Unfortunately, I missed the multi hope Es QSO with RT7G. May be next time ??
73 to all participant
Michel
F6DRO, Dom - JN03TJ
Rig:
800w/4*3wl
ODX:
RT7G/3180km
Log:
16:13 R6CS KN95BW 59 59 2 m. SSB ES 2874
16:14 UR8GZ KN66RT 59 59 2 m. SSB ES 2509
16:16 RT7G LN04WX 59 59 2 m. SSB ES 3180
16:20 SP8MCE KO10 59 59 2 m. SSB ES 1799+-
16:20 RC6AL KN96VD 59 59 2 m. SSB ES 2998
16:39 YO8ST KN36KQ 59 59 2 m. SSB ES 2008
Comment:
Nice chordal! Had some pb to pass trougth the pileup of the 1st hop but finaly it worked.
All SSB/CW did not even listen on FT8 , happy to see there are some human trafic afficionados.
I've hrd also a few YO and LZ on FAI after the opening , and I've worked my usual FAI partner YU1EW
F6EAS, Pascal - IN98LV
Rig:
sdr+ tr144pro+ 250 w, Ant 4 x LFA 13
Log:
16:20 FT8 YO4FYQ KN44
16:21 FT8 YO3FWL KN24
16:22 FT8 TA1BM KN40
16:23 FT8 ER5WU KN45
16:26 FT8 LZ1NAG KN12
16:27 FT8 LZ1JER KN12
16:27 FT8 YO5LD KN17
16:39 FT8 YO9HP KN35
16:51 FT8 YO7FWS KN24
16:58 FT8 TA2NC KM69
Comment:
Hrd also FT8 : LZ1ZL, LZ1JH, LZ1NAG, 9A3QB, 9A5RJ, YU7ON,YO2LSP, YO2NAA, YO5OMT, YO3DAC, YO3BZW, YO5CFI, YO9CNU, YO5LD and YO2BBT ssb
Good opening but very qrm + local qrm by F stations using all time 144.170 usb with big power for sound ATV .
second opening to EA8 and D4VHF HK76 FT8 at 21H13 -19db

F6EAS IS ONLY QSL DIRECT OR eQSL
F6FGQ, Jef - IN78QJ
Rig:
TS2000 100w 9el Tonna
ODX:
YO2BBT 2024 km
Log:
16:43 YO6XK KN25BT uncompleted QSO ?
16:56 YO2BBT KN05UK 59/59
Comment:
I was probably a bit too far from the Es cloud. Very deep QSB.
I heard YO6XT 59 with QSB and 2194 km. He answered to my call, locator copied but I didn't receive his final confirmation.
Many signals heard on 144,174 but I do not pratice FT8.
Please more SSB for Es !
73 de Jef
G4LOH, Tim - IO70JC
Rig:
4 x 16ele
Log:
16:21 LZ2CM KN13oo
16:38 YO2BBT KN05uk
16:39 LZ2ZY
16:43 YU1LA KN04fr
16:48 YU1EV
16:59 9A5CZK JN95ad
Comment:
Tnx QSO's
G4SWX, John - JO02RF
Rig:
K3 Xverter 8877 PA 4XI0JXX16
ODX:
TA0LKJ KM39 2401KM
Log:
16:14 TA0LKJ KM39hi 2401Km
16:19 LZ1JER KN12pp 1948Km
Comment:
Also heard several SV2 stations in KN10 and SV8JNL KM39gc which would have been 2414Km if completed.
However it is nice to work beyond Europe even if the event was marred by large numbers of PD/PA/DL/ON3 'appliance operators' whose computers felt compelled to call G4SWX for long periods of time - No QSOs resulted :-(
G8RWG, Niels - IO91WH
Rig:
K3 Kuhne TR144H 0.6dB LNA 4 x 12 ele XPOL 400w
ODX:
LZ1KU 2207km
Log:
16:19 LZ1KU KN32AH
16:20 LZ1ZP KN22ID
16:25 LZ2CM KN13OO
Comment:
Second ES opening for me in 2020 and fairly brief. All stations worked on SSB.
HA1VQ, Jozef - JN87GJ
Rig:
K3_TR144H_MGF1801_500W to 12 el DL6WU
ODX:
UA6EC LN14AE 1999 km
Log:
15:35 UC6A KN84PX 59 59 SSB 1614
15:40 RV6AKA KN94UI 59 59 SSB 1817
15:41 UA6BI KN94AN 59 59 SSB 1685
15:55 RT7G LN04WX 59 59 SSB 1959
16:03 RN6BW KN93WK 59 59 SSB 1865
16:06 R6KC KN85FK 59 59 SSB 1537
16:10 R6CO KN84QU 59 59 SSB 1625
16:15 R6AS KN85PC 59 59 SSB 1610
16:18 UA6BBX KN94NP 599 599 CW 1763
16:22 UA6EC LN14AE 559 599 CW 1999
16:24 R6AM LN04NX 559 599 CW 1903
16:25 R6CO KN84QU 59 59 SSB 1625
16:27 TA7OM KN80XX 59 59 SSB 1842
Comment:
Yes, the 2020 is better as 2019 !
Today 13 QSO, one new square!
I listen the FT8 frequency and if i can see many UA call on display, then QSY to 144300.
At first hear only UC6A. He was the stronger and come in full time of opening with more QSY,
More UA stn was weak.
At end the TA7OM was the bonus, with new #.

Thanks for all and wait the next opening!

73!
Jozef
HA5OO, Endre - JN97OM
Rig:
IC-821H +GS35B 13el. DJ9BV
ODX:
R6AM LN04 1700km
Log:
16:02 RA6C KN94 FT8
16:07 RX6APY KN95 FT8
16:09 UA6BBX KN94 FT8
16:13 RV6BH KN94 FT8
16:16 R6AM LN04 FT8
16:21 R7KDX KN74 FT8
16:23 UC6A KN84PV SSB
16:26 UA6BI KN94AN SSB
16:27 RA6C KN94GT SSB
16:29 TA7OM KN80XX SSB
Comment:
My first Es opening in 2020. Nice start.
About half hour and good activity. QSO-s mostly in FT8 mode but I like SSB much better.
I look forward the continuing...

Thanks for all QSO-s

73!
Endre
HB9DFG, Chris - JN37SM
Rig:
FT-100, 500W, 1x 7el
ODX:
2390km
Log:
15:34 UTC UC6A FT8 -06 KN84pv 2294km
15:40 UTC RA6C FT8 -13 KN94gt 2390km
16:06 UTC TA1BM FT8 -14 KN40lx 1847km
Comment:
Finally an ES for HB9, not to far way or just above us or pointing into the water or to the algerian desert, Could need some more ;-)
Saw some YOs and LZs and an R7 but they have been quite busy or
faded away,
73 de Chris, HB9DFG
HG6WF, Árpád Kovách - JN97XS
Rig:
FT847 , otput : 40 W, anten: 2, x7 el..DK7ZB antenna
ODX:
1727,2 km
Log:
15:59 RA6C KN94gt
16:04 RO7F LN04xp
16:23 RV6BH KN94
Comment:
These were my first ES contacts..
IK0ZYH, Edmondo - JN62BJ
Rig:
ic7800+TRV Khune+500w Yagi 7el+Pre
ODX:
UR4LQ KO80bc 2022.8 km
Log:
QSO SSB Phone
15:43 UT8LN KN89aw 2012.1 km

Qso FT8
15:38 UR5HVR KN69ta 1816.4 km
15:41 US5EII KN78JK 1883.8 km
15:42 UR4LQ KO80bc 2022.8 km
15:52 UT6LX KN89cj 2005.2 km
Comment:
Quick and nice opening to Ukraine with both ssb and ft8 qso, newone for me!

Best 73! ik0zyh Ed
IK4PMB, Anto - JN54MM
Rig:
K3 + X-Verter + 4x16JXX2
ODX:
2182 Km
Log:
16.02 RK3MF KN97 FT8
16.03 UR4QV KN77MM FT8
16.04 UA6LJV KN97NE FT8
Comment:
I had my antenna down, I tried some calls on SSB but now way to break the pileup, so I switched to FT8 and managed to do 3 qso,
IU4FNO, Alessandro - JN54IN
Rig:
Kenwood TS 2000, 100W, 12 el I0JXX
ODX:
RZ6DD 2384 Km
Log:
200525 15:50 UA6LJV SSB KN97LE
200525 15:52 RJ7M SSB KN97KE
200525 15:56 UR8GZ FT8 KN66RT
200525 15:57 UR3GS FT8 KN66QR
200525 15:59 UA6LJV FT8 KN97LE
200525 16:00 UR4QV FT8 KN77UG
200525 16:01 RJ7M FT8 KN97KE
200525 16:02 UA6AQN FT8 KN96VC
200525 16:05 R6DB FT8 KN96
200525 16:08 RZ6DD FT8 LN04MX
Comment:
First useful Es opening on 2m from here. I started in SSB, but after a few minutes of calling with no response I switched to digi. The opening lasted for 15 minutes, then It closed for a little bit, but RZ6DD came back again with a strong signal and made its way in the log as my ODX
73 de Alessandro IU4FNO
IV3CYT, Marco - JN65SW
Rig:
k3+trv 50w 4x8 yu7ef
ODX:
RZ6DD 2145 KM
Log:
15:54 R6DB KN96CB
16:22 RZ6DD LN04MX
Comment:
First ES, only two station worked, but several stations rx, all via FT8.
Nothing ssb or cw here.
Marco cyt
IV3NDC, Massimo - JN65RV
Rig:
500W, BF981, 14 ele BV
Log:
16:19 R6CS KN95BW 59 59 SSB 1906 Km
16:27 RZ6DD LN04MX -12 -24 FT8 2150 Km
16:30 RX6APY KN95KG -15 -04 FT8 1976 Km
Comment:
First Es in 2020 for me. Unfortunately I came back home from QRL a bit too late :-(
HRD also: UC6A (KN84) s5, UA6BBX (KN94) -11, RV6BH (KN95) -17

73 es GL, Massimo
IW1BCV, Carlo - JN44FS
Rig:
IC275H - 2x18 DJ9BV - 500W
ODX:
RT7G - LN04WX - 2622 km
Log:
15:43 UA6LJV 59 KN97NE
15:47 RJ7M 59 KN97KE
15:48 UR8GZ 59 KN66RD
15:50 RT7G 59 LN04WX - 2622 KM
16:03 R6CS 59 KN95BW
Comment:
FIRST OF 2020 - A LOT OF STN AT .300 ALWAYS - LOST MANY YO FOR CAOS
IW2CTQ, maurizio - JN45OO
Rig:
ft-991 + 500w + 5 elements H.M. on Balcony
ODX:
1337 km
Log:
144295 PH 2020-05-25
16.09 LZ2PG KN23XT 1337 km SSB
Comment:
first esporadic open session for me.... no strong signal but good for match....!
LZ is new one from my QTH
LA0BY, Stefan - JO59FW
Rig:
IC-706 + PA 300 W
ODX:
UT4NJ KN48KQ 1718 km
Log:
10:17 10:19 UT4UEP KN49WV R-05 R-13 1658 km
10:16 10:20 UT3UX KO50IG R-02 R-05 1666 km
10:27 10:32 UT4NJ KN48KQ R-07 R-15 1718 km
Comment:
First 2 m ES for this year for me. It was a patchy and weak opening that lasted perhaps for 15 minutes, with much QSB. All contacts were made in FT8 on 144,174 MHz, which is not my preferred mode for ES (actually the first time I worked FT8 on 2 m ES). I was calling also for some minutes on 144,300 MHz in SSB, but nothing heard there. I heard also UT9UR in FT8.

Many thanks for all contacts!
LZ1GHT, Georgi - KN12QP
Log:
14:46 UA4ALU LN39la
16:05 F5JNX JN37pv
16:06 F5LEN JN38bo
16:08 DK5EW JN48mb
16:08 DL8MAI JN97fv
16:09 F0FOE JO20jd
16:09 F1CXW JO20cj
161:0 DF0AJ JN48mw
16:11 F0EUE JN29vm
16:12 DL1GPS JN48nf
16:12 F8EMH JN29vl
16:12 DK5MY JN57ns
16:15 DC5GA JN47fx
16:20 DO4APM JO20jm
16:20 ON4KHG JO10xo
16:24 DL4MP JN48nx
16:25 G4FUF JO01gn
LZ2FO, lz2fo - KN13KX
Rig:
IC-746,QRO,2x13el
Log:
14:08 RZ6DD LN04
14:13 RA6C KN94
16:04 F6APE IN97
16:07 HB9MFM JN37
16:09 I1JTQ JN35
16:10 HB9DFP JN37
16:11 F5RPL JN26
16:12 HB9GBO JN...
Comment:
THIS DAY THE OPENING WAS VERY GOOD ... HOWEVER, THERE WERE A STORM-STRONG LIGHTNING, FOR THE LAST QSO HB9 GBO!!!- STOPPED THE POWER SUPPLY .... WHEN IT WAS RESTORED, THERE WAS NO OPENING .... THANK YOU TO EVERYONE..73! Tseko
LZ2PG, Peter - KN23XT
Rig:
HF TRCV + Transverter + 300W PA +LNA
ODX:
G4CZP
Log:
16:02 F1HDL
16:02 F5LRL JN26
16:03 F4OMQ JN25
16:04 F5XU JN15
16:06 F8BRK JN05
16:10 IW2CTQ JN45
16:11 IZ2MTO JN45
16:12 F1NZC JN16
16:13 F5RDK JN16
16:15 F0CVU JN09
16:17 F8DLS JN19
16:19 G4CZP IO90
16:22 F1FPL JN09
16:23 F4BXU JN09
16:25 F6DPW JN38
16:27 F5HRY JN18
16:30 F6FET IN98
16:32 F4HBY IN97
Comment:
Very strong signals, a lot of only F stations and one G break through the wall...like tiny duct to France only
Realy was pleasure in the Pile-up with French stations
Thanks to all 73's till next time
LZ2ZY, Rady - KN13OT
Rig:
IC746PRO 17el 500w
ODX:
G4LOH IO70JC 2252 KM
Log:
14:23 RZ6DD LN04MX
14:33 RZ6MB LN17CM
16:12 HB9DNX JN37SD
16:13 HB9DFP JN37UM
16:13 F5LRL JN26KT
16:17 G3WZT IO90UX
16:18 M0FCD JO00DW
16:19 G4CZP IO90JO
16:20 F0EUE JN29VM
16:22 F8EMH JN29VL
16:22 DF8IJ JN48IS
16:24 M0BTZ IO90GX
16:24 F5TAB JN29WF
16:25 G4LOH IO70JC
16:26 DL4VS JN39IF
16:27 G5RRA IO80BS
16:37 F5MFI JN07XT
16:44 G0LOH IO70JC
16;56 F5HRY JN18EQ
Comment:
First 2 m ES for this year for me.
Many thanks for all contacts!
73 LZ2ZY-Rady
OE1SOW, Othmar - JN88FF
Rig:
IC-7610 + TR 144-pro + Beko 300W + 4x9-el LFA, IC-9700 + 13-el. Yagi
ODX:
R1BAV 1888 km
Log:
15:54 UC7RAA KN64so 1366km
16:01 TA7OM KN80xx 1874km, new square
16:03 UC6A KN84pv 1629km
16:07 RN6BW KN93wk 1882km
16:11 UA6bi KN94an 1698km
16:13 R6CO KN64wu 1380km
16:15 R6AS KN85pc 1621km
16:16 R1BAV KN93xk 1888km
16:20 UB7RAP KN64ro 1360km
16:24 RA6C KN94gt 1725km
Comment:
Big signals from Russia and TA7OM with S9 +20 !
Nice opening, far better than the complete last year...
OE3FVU, Franz - JN78VE
Rig:
IC9700 PA 4x14
Log:
15:46 rn6bw kn93vk ssb
15:49 rf6aka kn94ui ssb
15:49 uc4ra kn64so ssb
15:50 uc6a kn84pv ssb
16:07 ua6eaq kn85ss ft8
16:14 rx6apy kn95 ft8
16:17 ro7f ln04 ft8
16:19 ru6ax kn95na ft8
16:25 ra6c kn94gt ssb
16:30 ta7om kn80xx ssb
Comment:
Nice long lasting opening. FT8 has advantages as one sees immediately that there is something going on, but also disadvantages as most stay on ft8.

I love the waterfall on the 9700, one can see immediately which frequencies are being used.

But what I did not like is some CW station that called CQ right on 144.300 which made it impossible to work some stations as he was just QRM'ing with his extremely strong signal. No need for CW, SSB is faster on 2m.

Unfortunately I saw on PSK Reporter that my FT8 signal was received by EK1RR in LN20. I have not received him; it would have been my 148st DXCC. But at least we know that there is activity on 2m in EK now.
OE3NFC, Norbert - JN88EA
Rig:
4x7 LFA
ODX:
UA6EAQ LN03VT 2011km
Log:
14.38 RA6C KN94GT FT8
15.48 UA6BBX KN94GT FT8
15.52 UC6A KN84PV SSB
15.54 UC7RAA KN64SO SSB
15.58 R7CE LN04IO FT8
16.04 UA6EAQ LN03VT FT8
16.11 RN6BW KN93WK SSB
16.21 RO7F LN04XO FT8
16.24 RA6C KN94GT SSB
16.25 R6CO KN84QU SSB
16.30 TA7OM KN80XX SSB
Comment:
nice opening with a good mix of SSB and FT8. Still prefer SSb as QSO rate is much higher!
OE6IWG, Walter - JN77PK
Rig:
IC-7400, K3s and 4x 8HV, 400W
ODX:
UA6BBX 1857 km
Log:
15.36 UC6A KN84PV SSB 1711 km
15.52 RA6C KN94GT FT8 1808 km
16.02 UA6BBX KN94NP FT8 1857 km
16.21 RA6C KN94GT SSB 1808 km
Comment:
my 1st opening this year with good QRB from my QTH :-)
OK/DK2DTF, Drahos - JN89QG
Rig:
IC-9700, 100W, Dual 4+5el. Y in the Room
ODX:
TA7OM 1854km
Log:
TA7OM KN80XX 1854km
Comment:
HRD and NC QSO!
OK1IN, Petr - JO60XE
Rig:
FT-991A, 5 el. Yagi
ODX:
TA7OM
Log:
16:24 TA7OM KN80XX
Comment:
Very short opening
OK1SC, Jan - JO70OB
Rig:
FT847+PA300W+LNA to 10eY
ODX:
TA7OM
Log:
15:53 TA70M KN80XX 55 QRM
15:59 TA70M KN80XX 55fb
16:05 TA2NC HRD CQ 144.300 weak+QRM
Comment:
Vy fb and long still signals from TA7OM 16:15 599+
Vy much stations was been on FT8 sri
TNX for nice QSO TA7OM. GL+73! Jan OK1SC
OK1TEH, Matej - JO70FD
Rig:
750W+10el dk7zb
ODX:
TA7OM 2086km
Log:
15:59 144305 TA7OM 59 59 KN80XX 2086km
Comment:
Hi all, finally I was able to start my personal 2m Es season with nice SSB QSO with TA7OM #618. He was booming for about 20 minutes with S9 signal at Smeter. Shortly I heard TA2NC, but signal was very weak, then I tried to call CQ on 145,5 but with negative result.. Time to time I was monitoring 144.174 for condx check only and decoded were: TA2NC, R7KDX and... EK1RR from Armenia (!!!). EK1RR was stable for few periods and peaking -14dB in FT8, QRB 2589km. I was QRV during many Es openings in this area when LiveMUF was showing opened path to 4L, however I saw 0 activity. Most of 4L/EK stations are qrv 2m in FM QRP only which isn't so good for weaker signals on distance over 2200km. I'm sure that if any 4L/EK was active on 144.300 ssb with about 100W++ and 9el hpol yagi, the Es reports would look completly different... Anyway it would be nice if EK1RR arrive at ON4KST chat, maybe next time. 73 Matej
OM3TIX, Palo - JN88TS
Rig:
IC271H 80W 4el. DK7ZB
ODX:
TA7OM
Log:
16:18 RN6BW KN93WK
16:20 TA7OM KN80XX
Comment:
RN6BW 1809km
TA7OM 1815km
All connections mode SSB, booming signal. Thanks for surprise and QSO.
73om3tix
OM3WC, Daniel - JN88TI
Rig:
SunSDR2Pro 7el DK7ZB 200W
ODX:
RN6BW KN93WK 1801km
Log:
15:46 UC7RAA KN64SO SSB
16:05 UC6A KN84PV SSB
16:07 RN6BW KN93WK SSB
16:11 TA7OM KN80XX SSB
Comment:
vy 73 Daniel
ON4KHG, Gaetan - JO10XO
Rig:
1,2kW + 2x9el
Log:
16:01 SV7BGR 59 59 KN20IX SSB
16:11 TA0LKJ +11 +03 KM39HI FT8
16:18 LZ1KU 59 59 KN32AH SSB
16:19 LZ1ZP 59 59 KN22ID SSB
16:20 LZ1GHT 59 59 KN12QP SSB
Comment:
Also seen FT8 : SV2JL and LZ1JER. No other station heard or seen. Hopefully some life in SSB ! I'm monitoring both 144.174 FT8 and 144.300 SSB at the same time thanks to my SDR (couple Softrok at 15€ + Linrad).
73
ON5AEN, Hans - JO10VW
Rig:
IC-910hx_GS35b_16el DJ9BV
ODX:
LZ1ZP_1869km
Log:
16:18 LZ1ZP 59 59 KN22ID J3E 1869km
16:20 LZ1GHT 59 59 KN12QP J3E 1748km
PA4VHF, Dick - JO32JE
Rig:
12
Log:
FT8
16:08 SV2FPI KN10ku
16:10 SV2BWY KN10ni

SSB

16:13 SV2JL KN10lo
Comment:
Another opening, and again FT8 turned out to be time consuming.
At least 2 or 3 other SV's that I could not work because they came up to short for FT8.
Signals peaked s9+ and SSB would have produced more qso's...
With such signals there is no need advantage to use the weak signal mode FT8.
Glad to find at least someone in phone:SV2JL
R3KBF, Petr - KO91PO
Rig:
IC275+PA, 12elRA6FOO+LNA
ODX:
IK0SMG - 2304km
Log:
15.35 IW0FFK JN61 +08 +06 FT8 2302km
15.36 I0JX JN61 -08 -09 FT8 2288km
15.38 IK0FTA JN61 -12 -07 FT8 2288km
15.44 IK0SMG JN61 +07 +03 FT8 2304km
Comment:
My first short sporadic E in this season.
Not complete QSO with IW0BSQ also JN61.
Try SSB and FM - I have not heard anyone.
73!
RA6C, Victor - KN94GT
Rig:
FT-857D ant 14el ( 5wl ) DK7ZB 100W
ODX:
15:47 F1NZC JN15MR 2760 km
Log:
11:12 YU7ON KN04AX SSB
11:13 LZ2FO KN13KX SSB
11;13 YU1ES KN04CT SSB
11;14 YO2BBT KN05UK SSB
11:25 HA4ND JN97MJ SSB
13:57 E77AR JN94AS FT8
14:07 YO2LSP KN05NR FT8
14:08 9A4HP JN75OG FT8
14:10 YO5LD KN05 FT8
14:30 OM5KM JN98BG FT8
14:31 OM5CM JN98DF FT8
14:35 OE3NFC JN88EA FT8
14:41 HA0DU KN07VN FT8
15:34 DJ2QV JN58UA FT8
15:37 DL5MCG JN58KI FT8
15:39 HB9DFG JN37SM FT8
15:42 HB9MFM JN37TE FT8
15:44 OE3DSB JN78FA FT8
15:47 F1NZC JN15MR FT8
15:50 OE1SGU JN88 FT8
15:52 OE6IWG JN77PK FT8
15:56 HA2ML JN97CO FT8
15:59 HG6WF JN97XS FT8
16:03 HA5OO JN97OM FT8
16:15 S51CAB JN76HD SSB
16:16 9A9I JN85FS SSB
16:18 S54O JN75NT SSB
16:19 DL3RBH JN68IK SSB
16:19 OM5KM JN98BG SSB
16:21 OE6IWG JN77PK SSB
16:22 OE5SLM JN69RO SSB
16:22 HA2ML JN97CO SSB
16:24 OE1SOW JN88FF SSB
16:24 OE3NFC JN88EA SSB
16:25 OE3FVU JN78VE SSB
16:26 9A1Z JN86FJ SSB
16:27 HA5OO JN97OM SSB
16:30 9A5RJ JN86EL SSB
16:33 9A2SB JN95GM SSB
16:59 IT9SWH JM77NM FT8
17:04 IT9NKT JM77MM FT8
Comment:
de 73 Victor
RJ7M, Sergey - KN97KE
Rig:
SunSDR2PRO + GI7b Ant 16 el.
ODX:
IW1BCV JN44FS 2351 km
Log:
15:39 IV3GTH JN65RU
15:43 IK3GHR JN55QQ
15:46 IW1BCVJN44FS
15:47 S54O JN75NT
15:48 S57VW JN76HD
15:49 S57LM JN76HD
15:49 9A5RJ JN86EL
15:50 I2FAK JKN45OB
15:50 S57T JN76NI
15:51 I4VEQ JKN54OL
15:51 IU4FNO JN54IN
15:52 9A9I JN85FS
15:53 IK3SSG JN55XH
15:53 IW4BET JN54QL
16:02 IU4FNO JN54IN
16:11 9A7JCY JN74OC
16:16 9A5CY JN85OO
16:16 E77AR JN94AS
16:24 IW4ARD JN64FD
16:28 E77ARJKN94AS
Comment:
It was a good hunt!
Thanks to all. Let's meet again. 73!
RZ6DD, Alex - LN04MX
Rig:
4xRA60 - 4x11Hor
ODX:
F1AGR JN04RJ 3095km
Log:
10:34 R8AR LO93LL FT8
13:55 E77AR JN94AS FT8
14:00 S59GS JN75ON SSB
14:01 YO2BBT KN05UK SSB
14:02 9A5RJ JN86EL SSB
14:03 S54EO JN75NT SSB
14:07 S57VW JN76HD SSB
14:08 HA2MI JN86LH SSB
14:10 LZ2FO KN13KX SSB
14:11 YU7ON KN04AX SSB
14:22 LZ2ZY KN13OT SSB
14:29 YO5LD KN17WW FT8
14:57 HA0DU KN07TL FT8
15:57 OE8SKQ JN76JN FT8
16:06 IK4CBO JN54DS FT8
16:07 IV3GTH JN65RU FT8
16:09 IU4FNO JN54IN FT8
16:14 F1HQM JN23LV FT8 2840 km
16:17 IK3GHR JN65QQ FT8
16:19 IV3GAP JN66OB FT8
16:22 IV3CYT JN65SW FT8
16:27 IV3NDC JN65RV FT8
16:33 F1AGR JN04RJ FT8 ODX - 3095 km
16:36 F5TRO JN14AK FT8 3049 km
16:39 F1GHX JN24JT FT8 2828 km
Comment:
Es opening happens 3 times this day, 1-st to East, R8AR. 2-nd around 1400 utc to Balkans area. 3-rd was exelent opening with 2-hops ES. Worked new DXCC, France and 4 new grids. Last opening worked only FT8, reason - local jam on 144300, and more chance to work 2-hops QSO.
Many stations calling me same time, sorry, if i not replay. Thanks all for QSO, hope more ES-QSO this season.
73-Alex.
S57T, Jan - JN76NI
Rig:
IC275H/15el yagi
ODX:
RT7G 2074km
Log:
15:37 UR8GZ KN66RT 1399km
15:44 UA6LJV KN97LE 1811km
15:44 UA6MA KN97VE 1873km
15:44 UR3GS KN66QR 1393km
15:45 RJ7M KN97KE 1804km
15:47 RT7G LN04WX 2074km
16:14 R6CS KN95BW 1766km
16:17 UC6A only hrd..
Comment:
Best 73s de S57T, Jan
SO3Z, Andy - JO82LJ
Rig:
TS-590SG, HA1YA 50W, 14el OWL ZB, remote
Log:
just SWL
Comment:
due remote IT work, and problems with my remote station setup I can't complete this QSO.
TA7OM KN80XX 2034km was audible on SSB 144.300 for about 10 minutes. 57 in peak.
SO3Z, Andy - JO82LJ
Rig:
TS-590SG, HA1YA 50W, 14el OWL ZB, remote
ODX:
TA7OM 2034km
Log:
15:52 TA7OM KN80XX SSB 59/59
16:04 TA2NC KM69HU SSB 59/59
Comment:
Before my QSO on SSB I heard TA2NC on FT8 with hugh pile up - multiple signals in 3kHz channel. Great idea during ES openning !
I heard 144.300 TA2LG KN50NT, and some MS bursts/jumping MUF with TA1BM signal.
SP3SLU, Jurek - JO92FC
Rig:
TenTec ORION + TRV PWR 25W ANT 2 x 12 ele YU7EF
ODX:
TA7OM 1927km
Log:
15:48 TA7OM KN80XX
SP3SLU, Jurek - JO92FC
Rig:
TenTec ORION + TRV 25W OUT ANT 2 x 12 ele YU7EF
ODX:
TA7OM 144MHz 1927km
Log:
15:48 TA7OM KN80XX
SP6RGB, Robert - JO71SF
Rig:
FT857D
ODX:
2056
Log:
16:09 TA7OM KN80xx
Comment:
Only one stn wkd on SSB. On FT8 I saw few more stations, but I was and I've looked on a screen too late!
SP9CQD, Jozef - JN99OR
Rig:
IC7000 + PA 200 W + 2x7el Yagi
Log:
15:50 FT8 TA2NC KM69hu
16:25 SSB TA7OM KN80xx
Comment:
Best regards to everyone .
SQ6NDM, Simon - JO90AK
Rig:
FT290 + PA 100W+ DK7ZB 6el.
ODX:
TA7OM 1861 km
Log:
15:55 TA2LG KN50NT
16:06 TA7OM KN80XX
Comment:
Very nice ES. Strong signal TA station.
SV7GBR, Manos - KN20IX
Rig:
IC746-100W-11el LFA
ODX:
ON4KHG JO10XO 1924Km
Log:
16:19 DL4MP JN48NX
16:15 F1CXW JN20JC
16:13 DC5PAD/P JN58IK
16:12 DF5HC JN49HT
16:11 DO4PAM JO30JC
16:10 PA3PCV JO20VV
16:09 DK6FX JO30WE
16:08 F8EMH JN29VL
16:08 DH2PA JN49AE
16:07 DL8DAU JO40ME
16:06 DJ5AR JN49CV
16:06 DL1SGH JN58BU
16:06 F0FOE JO20JD
16:05 DL3MBJ JN57IN
16:04 DF2AJ JN48MW
16:04 F0EUE JN29VM
16:02 DK5MY JN57NS
16:02 ON4KHG JO10XO
Comment:
First Es for me this year, about 20min duration, good sigs, not much QSB.
Almost all stations heard worked. All 18 QSOs in SSB.
73 Manos
UC6A, Gennady - KN84PV
Rig:
100 W 10el DK7ZB
ODX:
3009 km F5EAN
Log:
15:33 FT8 DJ2QV JN58
15:34 FT8 HB9DFG JN37SM
15:35 FT8 DL5MCG JN58KH
15:35 SSB DL1GPS JN48NF
15:36 SSB DL8MAI JN57FV
15:36 SSB OE2UKL JN68LA
15:36 SSB OE6IWG JN77PK
15:37 SSB DC5GA JN47FX
15:38 SSB OE5JEL JN78DD
15:38 SSB HA1VQ JN87GJ
15:42 SSB DJ2QV JN58UA
15:44 SSB F5JNX JN37PV
15:44 SSB DF1CF JN57FP
15:46 SSB F1OMQ JN25IO
15:46 SSB DL3RBH JN68IK
15:47 SSB DK5MY JN57NS
15:48 SSB F8RBK JN05LP
15:49 SSB F6CIS IN94WL
15:50 SSB OE6END JN77PC
15:51 SSB OE3FVU JN78VE
15:52 SSB OE3NFC JN88EA
15:54 SSB S57VW JN76HD
15:58 SSB HA4ND JN97MJ
15:59 SSB OE3DSB JN78FA
15:59 SSB HA2ML JN97CO
16:00 SSB 9A5RJ JN86EL
16:02 SSB OE3FVU JN78VE
16:02 SSB HA6NQ JN98WA
16:03 SSB OE1SOW JN88FF
16:05 SSB DK5MY JN57NS
16:05 SSB OM5KM JN98BG
16:05 SSB OM3WC JN88TI
16:10 SSB OE8SKQ JN76JN
16:13 SSB OM5LD JN98AH
16:16 SSB F5GHP IN96LE
16:16 SSB F5EAN IN96DK
16:17 SSB F5LRL JN26KT
16:18 SSB S59GS JN75OO
16:18 SSB OE5OLL JN68SI
16:18 SSB 9A5CY JN85OO
16:18 SSB OE5SLN JN68RE
16:19 SSB 9A1Z JN86FJ
16:19 SSB 9A9I JN85FS
16:20 SSB HA0HO KN07SU
16:24 SSB YO2LEA KN06WL
16:24 SSB HA5OO JN97OM
16:24 SSB OE1SGU JN88EG
16:26 SSB HA1YA JN87GF
16:28 SSB OE5SLN JN68RE
16:28 SSB 9A2SB JN95GM
Comment:
Very good sporadic E propogation today. I have 4 two-hop QSO!
UT8LN, Dmytro - KN89AW
Log:
15.43 IK0ZYH JN62BJ SSB 59
15.50 IW0FFK JN61FS SSB 59
YO2BBT, Stelian - KN05UK
Rig:
400w/2x10el
Log:
14:14 RZ6DD KN94GT
14:16 RN6BW KN93WK
14:33 R6AM LN04NX
16:08 IW1GGR JN44IS
16:08 F5NRE JN14OS
16:09 IN3ZTI JN55
16:09 I2FAK JN45OB
16:10 IZ2MHO JN45NK
16:18 R7LD LN17
16:19 F1CVU JN09NJ
16:21 US4QQ KN87CE
16.:22 F5DQK JN18GR
16:23 F5HRY JN18EQ
16:23 F0DZO JN18GT
16:24 F1MKG JN08KQ
16:25 F5JNX JN37PV
16:25 F4HBY IN97AT
16:26 F8DFT JN37NS
16:29 F6APE IN97PI
16:30 F1DUZ IN97NJ
16:32 RT7G LN04WX
16:42 G4LOH IO70JC
16:43 F6DKW JN18CS
16:44 F1FPPL JN09LE
16:55 F6FET IN98UD
16:55 F6FGQ IN78QJ
16:56 F0EAZ IN98M
Comment:
All QSO in SSB !

73's Stelian /YO2BBT