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19. May 2021

Sporadic E




9A2SB, Zlatko - JN95GM
Rig:
150W,10EL.
ODX:
F5HRY/P-1735km
Log:
09.22 EA6XQ 59 59 JM19LH 1246km
09.45 F4HEX 59 59 IN96LN 1516km
09.50 F6ANW 59 59 JN06EO 1408km
09.51 F6HRL 59 59 JN06FP 1401km
09.53 F5IRP 59 59 IN96KQ 1522km
09.56 F1CPX 59 59 IN97DD 1565km
10.16 F5HRY/P 59 59 IN88AI 1735km
Comment:
All QSO in SSB,all around 144.300 + - 25khz !!!!!!
Thanks to all for contacts-GL see You,stay safe,
Zlatko
CT7AQS, joao escarigo - IM69FT
Rig:
kenwood ts-2000 vertical antena
ODX:
SO3Z
Log:
09:33 DL4DWA JO61qh FT8
09:34 SO3Z JO82lj FT8
09:37 DL8XAW JO43tm FT8
09:38 EB1DJ IN52MO FT8
09:39 DL3JIN JO60lx FT8
09:41 DG0JMB JO60lFT8
09:46 DL8LAQ JO43xu FT8
09:48 DF3FX JN39mh FT8
09:54 DL2FBY JO51AE FT8
10:42 OM5KM JN98bgF T8
10:49 OK2GTI JN88ht FT8
10:52 OE3DSB JN78fa FT8
10:53 OZ4VV JO46qu FT8
DB5DY, Cris - JO30WW
Rig:
FT-991A
ODX:
9H1GB JM75FU 1757km
Log:
09:31 9H1GB JM75FU
09:47 EA4T IN70XK
10:57 G7RAU IN79JX
11:00 EA6XQ JM19LH
Comment:
9H1GB in SSB, others in FT8.
DF9PX, Horst - JN30MS
Rig:
K3, TRV, 2x8El., 400W
Log:
09:20 9H1GB JM75FU SSB 1761km
09:33 9H1CG JM75FW FT8 1752km
09:35 9H1LO JM75FT FT8 1766km
Comment:
1st ES in 2021. Good start! Tnx for QSOs.
DG0JMB, Joerg - JO60LV
Rig:
ICOM IC-705 & BEKO PA
ODX:
1896km
Log:
09:38 EB1DJ IN52MO FT8
09:40 EA1NL IN52PJ FT8
09:42 EA1GKZ IN70FX FT8
09:46 EA4T IN70XK FT8
09:48 EA1CIU IN52QK FT8
09:50 EA4GMY IN83CL FT8
09:51 EA1MX IN73XK FT8
10:00 EA1IZT IN83BK FT8
10:36 EB5EA IM99TN FT8
10:36 EA3DBJ JN00IR FT8
10:38 EC5CIA IM99SL FT8
10:43 EB5GC IM97JX FT8
10:52 G7RAU IO90IR FT8
Comment:
my first FT8 ES
DG1KDD, Dirk - JO31LE
Rig:
Flextradio/TRV/2x14el
ODX:
1810
Log:
09:17 EA6XQ JM19SL
09:37 EA6SX JM19IK
10:25 9H1LO JM75FT
10:31 9H1CG JM75FW
Comment:
Two times very short ES and very few callsigns QRV only. But 9H was new DXCC on 2m so I was very happy.
DG1VL, Henry - JO61WE
Rig:
IC7100 35W 9 El. F9FT
ODX:
EA1NL IN52pj 1973km
Log:
09:32 FT8 EA1GKZ IN70fx 1863km
09:47 FT8 EA1NL IN52pj 1973km
09:49 FT8 EA1IZT IN83 1521km
09:56 FT8 EA1MX IN73xk 1590km
10:44 FT8 EB5EA IM99 1729km
10:48 FT8 EC5CIA IM99sl 1704km
Comment:
All fine with IC7100 35W and old 9El. F9FT
DJ2QV, Maik - JN58UA
Rig:
500 W - 8 ele Yagi
Log:
09:21 EB1DJ IN52 FT8
09:29 EB1B IN73 FT8
09:34 EA1NL IN52 FT8
09:44 EA2EI IN93 FT8
hrd: 9H1CG, 9H1LO, EA1M, EA1GKZ, EA4GMY,

11: 01 EI3KD IO51 SSB
11:07 G0RQL IO70 FT8
hrd: G7RAU
Comment:
First 2m Es signals of 2021 - nice to work some QSOs.
See you in the next opening
73
Maik
DJ7YP, Helmut - JO42GB
Rig:
IC 7100, PA 180W 4elm Balkon
ODX:
1630km
Log:
09:34 EA1GKZ IN70FX 1630km FT8
09:52 EA4GMY IN83CL 1322km FT8
10:59 EA6XQ JM19LH 1480km FT8
Comment:
first opening, 73 Helmut
DK9TF, Juergen - JO31NF
Rig:
K3+Transv. +PA ,13 ele
ODX:
9H1LO 1811 km
Log:
09:15 9H1CG JM75FW FT8
09:18 9H1GB JM75FU SSB
09:38 9H1LO JM75FT FT8
10:23 EA6SX JM19IK FT8
10:36 EA6XQ JM19LH FT8
Comment:
First opening for this year. Pse more of that!

73
Juergen
DL3JIN, Peter - JO60LX
Rig:
50W short (2x1m) dipole indoor
Log:
09:26 EA1GKZ IN70 FT8
09:32 EA4T IN80 FT8
09:34 EA1CIU IN52 FT8
09:40 CT7AQS IM69 FT8
09:41 EB1DJ IN52 FT8
09:49 EA1NL IN52 FT8
09:55 EA1IZT IN83 FT8
10:01 EA1MX IN73 FT8
10:33 EC5CIA IM99 FT8
10:43 EA3DBJ JN00 FT8
10:46 EA5NB IM99 FT8
11:02 EA5WU IM99 FT8
Comment:
Nice opening.
Tnx for QSO's.
73 Peter
DL4DWA, Uwe - JO61QH
Rig:
11ele F9FT 600w
ODX:
CT7AQS IM69FT 2061km
Log:
09:30 EA1GKZ IN70FX FT8 1849
09:33 CT7AQS IM69FT FT8 2061 ODX
09:35 EB1DJ IN52MO FT8 1945
09:39 EA1CIU IN52QK FT8 1934
09:56 EA1IZT IN83BK FT8 1564
10:15 EA1NL IN52PJ FT8 1942
10:29 EC5CIA IM99SL FT8 1697
10:30 EA3BDJ JN00 FT8 ~1550
10:34 EC5V IM98OL FT8 1805
10:37 EA5WU IM99WU FT8 1647
10:39 EB5GC IM97JX FT8 1873
10:42 EA3CJ JN01SE FT8 1445
10:44 EA5IVR IM97 FT8 ~1850
10:47 EB5EA IM99TN FT8 1686
Comment:
TNX to ALL!
DL5GAC, Robert - JN47UT
Log:
09:21 9H1CG JM75 FT8
09:23 9H1GB JM75 SSB
10:54 EI3KD IO51 SSB
Comment:
73 de Robert
DL8DAU, Matt - JO40ME
Rig:
FT847 + AMP 750W 2 x 9 Yagi
ODX:
9H1GB JM75 1651km SSB
Log:
09:30 9H1CG JM75FW FT8
09:31 9H1GB JM75FU SSB
09:43 EA1GKZ IN70 FT8
09:51 EB1YK IN73 SSB 59++
09:55 EB1DJ IN52 SSB 59++
10:02 EB1A IN53 SSB 59++
Comment:
First ES Opening in 2021

Heard a lot of EA stations on 174 in FT8, IT9, CT partly with 59+ reports but they do not QSY to SSB!

If band open SSB is much faster and more efficient!
EA4GMY, Julio - IN83CL
Log:
09:22 Z32KF KN01
09:50 DG0JMB JO60LV
09:51 DL5WG JO52
09:53 DJ7YP JO42
09:56 SO3Z JO82LJ
17:00 DG0KW JO64
10:16 DL4SA/QRP JO53VV
10:53 S51KK JN76
10:55 S55OO JN76HD
10:5701 S50TA JN76
10:59 IV3GTH JN65ST
12:31 MM1FEO IP90
Comment:
Esporadic at east.
All QSO ft8
EB1DJ, Alex Sáez - IN52MO
Rig:
Yagi YU7EF EF0211 + Yagi 2x7 DK7ZB + LNA + YAESU FT-847 + 1Kw PEP Max.
ODX:
YU7MS KN05FJ 2362Km
Log:
09:21 DJ2QV JN58
09:22 DH1NSP JN59JX
09:23 OE5KE JN78
09:29 EA8CXN IL18SK
09:34 OK2ZR JN89
09:36 SP9HPA JN99
09:36 DL4DWA JO61
09:37 DF7RG JN68
09:38 DG0JMB JO60
09:39 DJ8RZ JN58
09:39 DF2IAC JN49
09:41 DL3JIN JO60JX
09:43 DO1CTL JO60
09:43 DL1HTT JO61
09:44 DL5JMN JO60
09:51 OK1TEH JO70FD
09:51 OK1FPR JO80CE
09:52 DL7AOM JO50WE
09:52 DK5AI JO51GO
09:52 OK2VWX JN98QQ
09:53 SP6KEP JO90CK
09:54 DL8DAU JO40ME
09:55 SP6YG JO90CK
09:56 DH2UAK JO71FU
09:56 DM5RC JO71ES
09:56 DK2CB JO71IX
09:56 OK5TK JO70MB
09:57 SP6CVB JO80
09:57 3Z1921PS JO90CK
09:57 OK1FD JO60CF
09:59 OK1VAM JN79IX
09:59 DL1GBM JO60DT
10:00 DM4EM JO61GH
10:02 DG0VOG JO60QU
10:04 OK1ELA JO70
10:06 DL7MDX JN59
10:09 DK1FY JO52
10:10 DJ4TC JO63PN
10:13 HF1J JO73
10:14 DL1HI JO52
10:15 SO3Z JO82
10:18 DM2ECM JO62
10:18 DK5AL JO51
10:23 DG0KW JO64
10:24 DL5HF JO43
10:24 9A2RD JN65TF
10:26 DL4LAB JO43TQ
10:27 9A2KO JN75
10:27 IU4FNO JN54
10:28 PH0TV JO32
10:29 9A2RD JN65TF
10:29 9A2RI JN65
10:31 DL8LAQ JO43
10:32 PH0TV JO32
10:34 OZ1CCM JO55
10:34 IK3VZO JN55
10:35 OZ1JTE JO65
10:35 OZ9FZ JO46XA
10:36 9A4HP JN75OG
10:38 OZ9FZ JO46XA
10:38 SM6CEN JO67AJ
10:40 OV3T JO46
10:41 SF6F JO67QS
10:49 IV3GTH JN65RU
10:49 YU7MS KN05FJ
10:50 S59F JN65
10:51 OZ9GA JO46SC
10:51 YU7MS KN05FJ
10:52 OZ4VV JO46
10:53 OZ5KM JO45VX
10:55 OZ1BUR JO46
10:55 YU7RV KN05AO
10:56 LA3BO JO59
10:58 G4SWX JO02RF
11:02 9A5BWW JN86EH
11:04 SM7GVF JO77GA
11:05 OZ4VW JO45UT
11:06 SM6VTZ JO58UJ
11:07 SM6CEN JO67AJ
11:11 SF6F JO67QS
11:14 LA3DA JO49FD
11:36 LA3FV JO59
20:00 EA8DEC IL18
21:30 EA8CXN IL18
21:44 EA8CXN IL18SK
21:44 EA8DEC IL18SK
22:01 EA8CSB IL18
22:04 EA8CSB IL18TL
Comment:
2nd Sporadic-E cloud opening of the year in the month of May 2021.
Very strong signals and quite stable for at least 2 hours.

At FT8 it was difficult at times due to high and overlapping traffic.
ODX FT8: YU7MS KN05fj 2362 Km & YU7RV KN05ao 2329 Km.

In SSB always work faster with good signals.
ODX SSB: SM7GVF JO77ga 2307 Km.

NOTE: It has been years since I could hear Norway (LA3) and Sweden (SM6) through E-Es clouds.
We will keep watching.
EI3KD, Mark - IO51VW
Rig:
400W, 11el
ODX:
9H1CG, JM75GW, 2525km
Log:
09:17 IT9FRH JM76MV FT8 2471km
09:31 IZ8GGE JM78WK FT8 2391km
09:32 IK0FTA JN61GV FT8 1920km
09:33 IW0FFK JN61FS FT8 1924km
09:36 IZ8EGM JN70HT FT8 2129km
09:37 IK0ZYH JN62BJ FT8 1857km
09:40 IU8MHG JM78TF SSB 2393km
09:41 IK0ZYH JN62BJ SSB 1857km
09:42 IK0BZY JN61GW SSB 1917km
09:43 I0SJX JN61FU SSB 1918km
09:43 IK0VKL JN61GV SSB 1920km
09:46 IU8HRV JN70MF SSB 2199km
09:52 IU5CYU JN53IK SSB 1694km
09:54 IW5EKR JN53MA SSB 1745km
09:56 I1DMP JN34XU SSB 1425km
09:59 I5EUS JN54AA SSB 1611km
09:59 I5MZY JN53OT SSB 1698km
10:03 IZ5OVP JN53GU SSB 1654km
10:03 I4VOS JN54QL SSB 1663km
10:04 IK0SMG JN61GP SSB 1939km
10:04 IZ0CBD JN61FP SSB 1934km
10:05 IK0ZRR JN61FU SSB 1918km
10:05 IK0CHU JN62BK SSB 1854km
10:06 I5IIL JN54AB SSB 1608km
10:08 IK1PAG JN35SB FT8 1385km
10:08 IK4CBO JN54DS FT8 1575km
10:10 IK2JUG JN45MH FT8 1461km
10:11 IK0FVC JN61FW FT8 1912km
10:13 IZ1CBQ JN34WT FT8 1423km
10:15 IK3XJP JN55VB FT8 1652km
10:17 IW4AOT JN54QK FT8 1666km
10:21 IU4FNO JN54IN SSB 1615km
10:22 IK0LKR JN62BJ SSB 1857km
10:23 IZ4AIK JN63HV SSB 1782km
10:25 IZ0BPI JN61MR FT8 1963km
10:27 IW4BET JN54QL FT8 1663km
10:31 9H1CG JM75GW FT8 2525km
10:38 HB9CYN JN36RW FT8 1258km
10:39 HB9EDI JN37SK FT8 1235km
10:40 IK3VZO JN55XA FT8 1665km
10:41 HB9DFG JN37SM FT8 1230km
10:41 DL3GD JN38WA FT8 1226km
10:45 OE9MON JN47VM SSB 1379km
10:45 IK3VZO JN55XA SSB 1665km
10:45 I3MEK JN55SJ SSB 1615km
10:46 DF9GH JN38WA SSB 1226km
10:46 HB9EKY JN37VA SSB 1275km
10:46 IZ2MHO JN45NK SSB 1458km
10:48 F0DZO JN18GT SSB 836km
10:49 IK2XRL JN45NR SSB 1439km
10:50 DD1US JN38WC SSB 1222km
10:50 IK4PMB JN54MM SSB 1639km
10:51 IK2HKT JN45VS SSB 1479km
10:52 DL8NP JN58SC SSB 1468km
10:52 DH0IAM JN48GR SSB 1238km
10:53 DL8GAP JN48EI SSB 1243km
10:53 I2CYL JN55AD SSB 1535km
10:54 DL5GAC JN47UT SSB 1359km
10:55 DG2GPK JN48AD SSB 1231km
10:55 IW4CB JN54XO SSB 1692km
10:55 DL3WA JN49EU SSB 1183km
10:56 IW4AZY JN54ML SSB 1642km
10:56 F6ACU JN38FC SSB 1128km
10:56 DL3IAE JN49DG SSB 1198km
10:57 DL5MAM JN58UB SSB 1481km
10:57 I2ARQ JN55NA SSB 1612km
10:59 IK2LHP JN45TM SSB 1484km
11:01 DJ2QV JN58UA SSB 1483km
11:02 DB1GO JN47NT SSB 1320km
11:03 IK2JUG JN45MH SSB 1461km
11:03 DL1GRB JN38XL SSB 1210km
11:04 DD1US JN38WC SSB 1222km
11:09 DF1CF JN57FP SSB 1417km
11:10 F4IAW JN38TP SSB 1180km
11:13 S57A JN65TW FT8 1720km
11:14 IZ3QFG JN65CA FT8 1682km
11:16 9A2RI JN65TF FT8 1761km
11:17 HB9FAR JN45LX FT8 1412km
11:18 HB9DFP JN37UM FT8 1241km
11:19 IK3GHR JN55QQ FT8 1586km
11:20 HB9UFQ JN36BF FT8 1218km
11:21 IV3/HB9CAT JN65UQ FT8 1740km
11:22 IK2LHP JN45TM FT8 1484km
11:24 IZ3QOI JN64FU FT8 1708km
11:26 HB9CYN JN36RW SSB 1258km
11:26 HB9DFG JN37SM SSB 1230km
11:26 IZ3QFG JN65CA SSB 1682km
11:27 HB9TQJ JN37UM SSB 1241km
11:28 IK2OLD JN45KM SSB 1436km
11:29 HB9DFP JN37UM SSB 1241km
11:29 DL3GD JN38WA SSB 1226km
11:31 IZ3NOC JN55VC SSB 1649km
11:32 I2SVA JN45NT SSB 1434km
11:32 IK2OLD JN45KM SSB 1436km
11:35 HB9TQJ JN37UM FT8 1241km
11:35 IV3GTH JN65RU FT8 1713km
11:38 IK2OLD JN45KM FT8 1436km
11:41 IU4CHE JN64GB FT8 1765km
11:44 IW3GJF JN55WB FT8 1657km
11:49 DL5MCG JN58KH FT8 1414km
11:51 IK2AOS JN45LR FT8 1428km
11:52 HB9OAB JN46ME FT8 1405km
11:54 IZ4CMT JN54PM FT8 1655km
11:57 DN3SY JN39LF FT8 1110km
11:58 DK0A JN48CO FT8 1221km
11:59 F5ITN JN29AG FT8 912km
12:02 DF3VG JN48QM FT8 1303km
12:03 DK1KW JN58RE FT8 1459km
12:04 F5PEG JN28EW FT8 950km
12:05 DF1SD JN48JL FT8 1266km
12:06 F5LEN JN38BO FT8 1081km
12:07 F5NWY JN38UN FT8 1189km
12:09 DJ1OB JN48UG FT8 1337km
12:10 DF8VP JN39JH FT8 1095km
12:11 F4CVO JN38BS FT8 1074km
12:12 DG7CAH JN58GG FT8 1393km
12:13 DF7TS JN48RN FT8 1307km
12:14 DL6MI JN58DJ FT8 1371km
12:15 DJ3AA JN48PR FT8 1288km
12:18 F4CVO JN38BS SSB 1074km
12:21 DC2TH JN47RR FT8 1346km
12:22 DF3FX JN39MH FT8 1112km
12:34 DB4MM JN58BQ FT8 1347km
Comment:
This was a strong Es opening, lasting about 3 1/2 hours without any break. It started with two Es patches, one quite close to me and one slightly too far away - but I believe the QSOs with IT9, 9H and perhaps I8 were chordal between those. At one time the path was nearly right for chordal down to SV, etc, but not quite from here - I did see in my wsjt decodes that F1DUZ qso'd SV6KTL @09:56z but nothing from SV here.

Later on the far patch faded but the close one intensified, until the MUF was very high (>200MHz?) and the skip distances were quite short, the shortest from here being with F0DZO in JN18 at 836km, definitely via Es, at 10:48z.

Also heard on FT8: 9A2RD, DJ8RZ, HB9BIN, IZ4AIK, F1GHX, F1RAD, F5DQK, HB9HLM, I2BGQ, I5EUS, I5MZY, IK0XBX, IK1NEG, IU0FVG, IU1CYQ, IU4FNO, IZ0CLS, OE9MNR

Tnx all for the fun, 66 SSB vs 57 FT8 QSOs, every single one appreciated by me!

73, Mark
EI8KN, Roger Greengrass - IO62IE
Rig:
IC-9700
ODX:
9H1CG
Log:
09:41 IK0FTA JN61
09:42 IW0FFK JN61
09:43 IZ8EGM JN70
09:44 IZ8GGE JM78
09:50 IK0XBX JN63
09:52 IZ7UMS JN81
10:09 IK0CHU JN62
10:13 IK1PAG JN35
10:19 I5EUS JN54
10:21 IZ0BPI JN61
10:23 I5MZY JN53
10:24 I5EUS JN54
10:27 IU1CYQ JN45
10:29 IK2JUG JN45
10:34 9H1CG JM75
10:38 IK2OLD JN45
10:41 HB9CYN JN36
12:10 IK2LHP JN45
12:12 IK3SSG JN55
12:13 HB9DFG JN37
12:14 DL3GD JN38
12:15 F5LEN JN38
12:25 HB9TQJ JN37
Comment:
All FT8.
The opening was continuous; I had to leave the house for a while part-way through.
F1DUZ, Philippe - IN97NJ
Rig:
TS990S, Tvt TR144H, 700wSSPA, 2x10el M2, LNA
ODX:
SV3DCX 2104 Kms
Log:
09:38 IK7EOT JN80PI FT8
09:41 IZ7UMS JN81QD FT8
09:46 IK0FTA JN61QV FT8
09:46 IK4CBO JN54DS FT8
09:49 S51KK JN76HB FT8
09:50 E76C JN84OS FT8
09:51 IV3GTH JN65RU FT8
09:53 SV6KRV KM09KO FT8
10:03 SV3DCX KM08VF FT8
11:05 I0XNH JN62BJ FT8
11:06 IK0CHU JN62BK FT8
11:07 I7CSB JN71QQ FT8
11:08 IW0EFI JN61WL FT8
11:13 IZ7ECR JN71SL FT8
11:15 IZ7NLJ JN81LB FT8
11:50 GM4FVM IO85VU FT8
Comment:
Tnx all for QSOs. Nice ES over Europe . Best 73
F1HQM, Phil - JN23LV
Rig:
9ele DK7ZB, Transverter+FT2000, 400w
ODX:
GM0HBK 1651kms
Log:
09:22 SV8PEX JM99wo 1323kms
10:23 GD6ICR IO74pf 1344 kms
10:48 GM0HBK IO77bc 1651 kms
11:14 MI0XZZ IO74cu 1441 kms
12:16 GI0VGV IO64vl 1425 kms
Comment:
First ES for me for 2021... 73 ! Phil
F1RAD, Yvan - JN35AK
Rig:
50w on 5/8 vertical
ODX:
EI5IN 1317km
Log:
09:59:45 10:00 G7RAU IN79JX 144.175970 FT8 -11 +05 FT8 Sent: -11 Rcvd: +05
10:13:45 10:15 EI3KD IO51 144.175970 FT8 -07 -14 FT8 Sent: -07 Rcvd: -14
10:58:30 10:59 GD6ICR IO74 144.176053 FT8 -08 -07 FT8 Sent: -08 Rcvd: -07
11:46:30 11:47 EI4GGB IO63 144.176053 FT8 -12 +13 FT8 Sent: -12 Rcvd: +13
11:57:00 12:00 EI5IN IO63 144.176053 FT8 -13 -08 FT8 Sent: -13 Rcvd: -08
Comment:
Weak Es In/Out from 09:59 to 12:40
F4BKV, Vincent - IN95PP
Rig:
IC9700 - 75w -, 9Elts Yagi
Log:
10:39 IK0ZYH JN62
10:47 IZ7NLJ JN81
10:48 IW7DLE JN80
10:50 I7CSB JN71
10:51 MM1FEO IP90
10:56 G4VCJ IO94
10:58 G4KUX IO94BP
10:59 GM4PKJ IO86TT
11:05 IZ4AIK JN63
11:11 G8FGK IO94
11:18 GM4FVM IO85
12:28 GM0EWX IO67
12:31 GM4OAS IO76
12:32 GM0EWX IO67
Comment:
I arrived late on 2m and soon realise I was in the middle of 2 Es cloud, one toward Italy and one toward Scotland. I got signals coming from both at same time but had to decide the beaming with my 75w
Only 2 SSB QSO despite many qrx from the FT8 qrg to .300.
The overall Es last about 2h but with up and down and few incomplete qsos
F5XU, Michel - JN15MR
Rig:
Ft847 100 w 11 ele Tonna
ODX:
MI3DNK 1251 km
Log:
10:55 MI0XZZ IO74CU 1193 km
10:57 GM7NZI IO75TV 1246 km
11:45 MI3DNK IO65QD 1251 km
12:05 GI7UGV IO74DO 1168 km
12:05 GI4SJQ IO64SJ 1179 km
Comment:
All QSO on SSB.
Nice to see it is possible to work EI, GM, via Es, despite a close mountain in that direction....
73 from Michel
F6DCD, Denis - JN38RQ
Rig:
IC-705 - 300W - 16jxx
ODX:
1444 km
Log:
09:17 IT9FRH JM76MW 1444 km
09:19 IT9BDM JM77NE 1421 km
Comment:
Only SSB.
Nice signals here for this first 2m Es opening. Hope a lot of SSB/CW QSO's this year. Very efficient modes during the openings ! Guys, pse switch to this modes when FT8 S/N are positive.
73, Denis
F6EAS, Pascal - IN98LV
Rig:
SDR+ Khune 144+ 250w +2X11 LFA
ODX:
IZ8GGE 1782km
Log:
09:39 IW0FFK JN61fs -18 FT8
09:40 IZ8GGE JM78wk -02 FT8
09:43 IK0FTA JN61gv +00 FT8
09:48 IZ8EGM JN70ht -08 FT8
09:50 IK0XBX JN63ed -05 FT8
09:54 IZ7NLJ JN81lb 59 SSB
Comment:
Heard many other Italian stations FT8
Poor activity on SSB
73 de Pascal
G0SYP, Carsten - IO83TK
Rig:
Flex 6600m Kuhne TRV 400W 11el
ODX:
EA3HMM JN00 1463km
Log:
10:51 EA3DBJ JN00 FT8
11:00 F6DRO JN03TJ SSB
11:10 F6EXK JN05JU SSB
11:48 EA3HMM JN00 FT8
Comment:
closest F6EXK 873km
G4RRA, Paul - IO80BS
Rig:
IC275H
Log:
19/05/2021 09:25 IT9FRH -10 -11 FT8 2119+-
19/05/2021 09:35 IZ8GGE -07 +13 FT8 2067+-
19/05/2021 09:37 IK0FTA JN61GV -07 -13 FT8 1594
19/05/2021 09:42 IZ8EGM JN70 -14 -03 FT8 1851+-
19/05/2021 09:45 IW0FFK +04 -04 FT8 1599+-
19/05/2021 09:46 IU0FVG JN61 -06 +02 FT8 1653+-
19/05/2021 10:02 IZ1CBQ JN34 +01 +05 FT8 1071+-
19/05/2021 10:20 IK0XBX JN63 -15 -24 FT8 1506+-
19/05/2021 10:22 IZ0BPI JN61 -08 -01 FT8 1653+-
19/05/2021 10:38 9H1CG JM75 -13 -12 FT8 2273+-
19/05/2021 10:48 IK0ZYH JN52VF 59 59 SSB ES 1524
19/05/2021 10:49 IZ5OVP JN53GU 59 59 SSB ES 1327
19/05/2021 10:50 IK0VKL JN61GV 59 59 SSB ES 1594
19/05/2021 10:51 IK0BZY JN61GW 59 59 SSB ES 1591
19/05/2021 10:52 IZ7NLJ JN81LB 59 59 SSB ES 1929
19/05/2021 10:54 IZ7QNH JN80KS 59 59 SSB ES 1945
19/05/2021 10:55 I5MZY JN53OT 59 59 SSB ES 1371
19/05/2021 10:56 I5EUS JN54AD 59 59 SSB ES 1276
19/05/2021 10:57 I1DMP JN34XU 59 59 SSB ES 1099
19/05/2021 10:58 IK0BZY JN61GW 59 59 SSB ES 1591
19/05/2021 11:03 IT9STG JM67 -03 +06 FT8 1988+-
19/05/2021 11:12 IU0FVG JN61HT 59 59 SSB ES 1606
19/05/2021 11:12 IZ0CBD JN61FP 59 59 SSB ES 1609
19/05/2021 11:15 IK0SMG JN61FS 59 59 SSB ES 1599
19/05/2021 11:16 IK0FTA JN61GV 59 59 SSB ES 1594
19/05/2021 11:17 IZ4AIK JN63HV 59 59 SSB 1454
Comment:
A good opening with very strong sigs
G8HGN, Bob - JO01FO
Rig:
Yaesu FT-847 11 ele LFA
ODX:
None worked
Log:
09:36 EA6VQ JM19 FT8 -18 Decoded Calling CQ
Comment:
Out of this one, just the one decode as above. Sent for completeness.

73 Bob
GW7SMV, jamie - IO81LN
Rig:
ic910h
ODX:
2071kms
Log:
09:46 IZ8GGE JM78WK 2071
109:47 IK0FTA JN61GV 1595
09:49 IW0FFK JN61FS 1601
09:52 IZ0NRG JN61HL 1634
09:53 IK0CHU JN62BK 1528
10:10 IK1NEG JN43AV 1186

all qso's FT8
Comment:
1st Es of 2021 here .

was on the edge as others working many more .
did decode 9h1gb many times cqing but I had to leave the shack for family visitors so no qso .

hope to have a few more openings this year .
73
HA1VQ, Josef - JN87GJ
Rig:
100W, TR144H
ODX:
EA1M IN53TI 1993 km
Log:
09:35 EB1B IN73 1700 km FT8
10:47 EA4T IN70XK 1819 km FT8
11:35 EA1M IN53TI 1993 km FT8
Comment:
Tnx to K1JT for FT8 ! These QSO would not have been without FT8 ! Hrd more EA stn, but to short time.

73 and wait for next opening!

Jozef
HB9DFG, Chris - JN37SM
Rig:
FT-100, 500W, 1x 7el, Preamp
ODX:
1334km
Log:
09:47 UTC, IT9FRH, FT8, JM76mv 1334km
10:42 UTC, EI3KD, FT8, IO51vw 1232km
11:29 UTC, EI3KD, SSB, IO51vw 1232km
12:15 UTC, EI8KN, FT8, IO62ie 1224km
Comment:
First ES to HB9 this year but as always not much to work. SSB was
quiet so after an announcement of EI3KD to QSY to .320 I switched
over to say hello as well in SSB ;-) Regards, Chris, HB9DFG
I7CSB, Mike - JN71QQ
Rig:
FT736 +PA 200W ant. 17el.
Log:
10:51 F4BKV IN95 FT8 S-08 R -11
11:13 F1DUZ IN97 FT8 S-15 R +07
11:14 F4DXX IN97 FT8 S -18 R +02
11:19 F6KHM IN78 FT8 S -04 R -05
Comment:
Band open early, but i was not in radio, first opening of the year, no signal heard in ssb/cw
IK1PAG, Roby - JN35SB
Rig:
Yaesu ft991a+lna+2x8jxx+500w
Log:
19/05/2021 10:11 EI3KD +13 -06 ES FT8 io51
19/05/2021 10:16 EI8KN +03 -07 ES FT8 io62
IK4PMB, Anto - JN54MM
Rig:
IC-9700 100W 8LFA
ODX:
1639 Km
Log:
10:51 EI3KD IO51VW
Comment:
Mark had steady signal for more than 20 minutes but he was the only station heard here.

No FT8 traffic monitored
IV3GTH, Gigi - JN65RU
Rig:
Elad FDM-DUO+LT2S, 16 JXX, 500W
ODX:
EB1DJ QRB 1816 km
Log:
09:40 EB1B IN73
09:45 F4DXX IN97
09:50 F1DUZ IN97
09:54 F6KHM IN78
10:42 EA1NL IN52
10:46 EB1DJ IN52
10:50 EA1HWD IN73
10:57 EA1SA IN83
10:58 EA4GMY IN83
11:03 EA1MX IN73
11:15 EI3KD IO51
Comment:
My 1st ES of 2021, all qso in FT8 mode.
Signal was very strong during the opening particularly to F station, seems MUF was very high in that moment.
73 and tnx all for qso
Gigi IV3GTH
IZ3QFG, Dario Altieri - JN65CA
Rig:
ICOM IC 275, 7ele + LNA
ODX:
1684
Log:
11:16 EI3KD IO52VW FT8 +08
11:26 EI3KD IO52VW SSB 55
Comment:
I have made only two QSOs, but in FT8 i have listen also EA1SA.
EI is new DXCC for me and new #.
73
Dario
LA3BO, Svein - JO59CD
Rig:
150W 17el
Log:
10:50 EB1AO IN52
10:56 EB1DJ IN52
11:32 EA1M IN53
Comment:
Stable signals from EB1DJ for about 1 hour!
LZ1AG, Angel - KN22ID
Rig:
TS 2000 + PA 250 W
ODX:
EA5CIA
Log:
09:35 EA3DBJ JN00BR
09:36 EA6VQ JM19MP
09:42 EA5CIA IM99OJ
09:44 EB5EA IM99IN
Comment:
FT8 MODE. EA5CIA without final R. EB5EA HRD only.
Good begin of ES season this year on 2m! 73, Angel.
LZ1GHT, George - KN12QP
Rig:
IC910, OM Power ~300W, 8el. LZ1OA
Log:
09:31 EA3EVL JN00hr SSB
LZ1ZP, Georgi - KN22ID
Rig:
TS2000 250W 10el. yagi
Log:
09.29 EA3CJ JN01
09.30 EA6VQ JM19
09.31 EA3BDJ JN00
HRD EB5EA IM99
HRD EC5CIA IM99
Comment:
Quite long opening but with poor activity from both sides. First stations heard at 09.04 and last one at 09.46. All stations heard and worked on FT8 with exelent audio copy ! No activity on 144.300..
MI0XZZ, Neil - IO74CU
Log:
11:03 F5XU JN15MR
11:10 F8VNU JN13
11:13 F1HQM JN23
11:36 F1NZC JN15
11:40 F4LKG JN23
11:59 F6DRO JN03TJ
12:02 F1NZC JN15MR
12:22 F0FHU JN06XD
Comment:
Mixture of FT8 and SSB contacts. The first few were made in the middle of a serious hail shower so not bad!
OE1SOW, Othmar - JN88FF
Rig:
IC-7610 + TR 144-pro + 4x9-el LFA 25W
ODX:
1901
Log:
10:21 EA4T IN70NI 1901km
Comment:
I was monitoring 6m with short-skip signals, then changed to
VHF broadcast-band, where I heard a lot of arabic (7X ?, 3V ?)
and spanish BC-stations....so it was time to turn the 2m-antennas in
this direction - with success !
Unfortunately I had to leave for QRL :-(
So "only" 1 QSO in FT8, no SSB signals were heard....
OE3FVU, Franz - JN78VE
Rig:
IC275H - 9 ele -100W
ODX:
EA4T IN70XK
Log:
10:50 EA4T IN70XK
Comment:
Most of the day I was out. I received the Es Alert, and when I cam home for just a few minutes, I saw EA4T on 2m FT8. Clicked him than I had to leave the shack again. So no clue what actually was possible yestrday.
OK1TEH, Matej - JO70FD
Rig:
FT847+750W output + 10el dk7zb 3wl, lna pga103+ g4ddk
ODX:
EB1A IN53TF 1899km
Log:
19.05.21 09:28 144300 EA1MX 59 59 IN73XK 1592km
19.05.21 09:38 144303 EA1FAC 59 59 IN73XG 1602
19.05.21 09:41 144295 EB1YK 59 59 IN73DH 1712
19.05.21 09:43 144303 EB1A 59 59 IN53TF 1899
19.05.21 09:44 144303 F5NAX 59 59 JN03BB 1348
19.05.21 09:45 144303 F8GQO 57 NC JN03VX 1179
19.05.21 09:47 144303 F6DRO 599 599 JN03TJ 1232
19.05.21 09:51 144303 EB1DJ 59 59 IN52MO 1977
19.05.21 10:39 144303 EA3DBJ 59 59 JN00IR 1497
19.05.21 10:50 144300 G4LOH 59 59 IO70JC 1403
19.05.21 10:51 144300 G4ELI 59 59 IO70KC 1397
19.05.21 11:33 144303 EB4CUV 59 nc IN80DH 1790
Comment:
First 2m Es opening in 2021 season! I was also monitoring 144.174 for condx check (I never TX in FT8 as I don't like it ;-) and decoded in FT8: EA1M, EA1GKZ, EA1NL, EB5EA, EA5GC, G7RAU, EB5CIA, EA3CJ, EA2AGZ, EA4T, EA5AAE, EB4CUV

Except 2m I was also QRV 4m and worked in SSB S01WS 3416km for 54th DXCC #311, EA8TX 3567km + fer more SSB contacts.

MP3 files will be online at:
http://ok1teh.nagano.cz/es.htm#190521
http://ok1teh.nagano.cz/4m/4m_log.htm#070521

73, GL with Es season
Matej, OK1TEH
OK2BRD, Jiri - JN99ET
Rig:
FT-847 200W 10el. YAGI
ODX:
EA4T FT8 IN70XK 2032km
Log:
10:37 EA4HJL FT8 IN80DK 2010km
10:45 EA4T FT8 IN70XK 2032km
10:59 EA4ESM FT8 IN80DK 2010km
11:07 EA2EVY FT8 IN92CB 1773km

Note PA4EME: pse check ur log: EA4ESM and EA2EVY both listed to be in IM... should be IN
Comment:
Comment:
Nice ES on 70MHz (18 QSO) and 144MHz.
OK2VWX, Ivor - JN89QQ
Rig:
IC9700/FT897
ODX:
EA4LU 2221 km
Log:
144MHz, 2x11el.LFA,750w
09:54 EB1DJ IN52MO 2162 km ssb
10:49 EA4LU IM68TV 2221 km ssb
10:50 EA4ESM IN80DK 1940 km ssb
10:03 EB1DJ IN52MO 2162 km FT8
10:35 EA4T IN70xk 1962 km FT8
11:04 EA4AAE IN80ej 1939 km FT8
OK2WO, Josef - JN89HE
Rig:
FT-991A 120W 6el.
ODX:
EA4HJL IN810DK 1865 km
Log:
09:22 EB1B IN73DM -16 +00 FT8
09:38 EA2EI IN93AH -17 -01 FT8
10:35 EA4HJL IN80DK +00 -12 FT8
10:39 EA4ESM IN80HQ -03 -05 FT8
10:50 EA4DUT IN80EJ -10 +12 FT8
10:55 EA4AAE IN80EJ -10 -04 FT8
Comment:
Hrd more EA stns but wkd B4. Long (2-3 hours) openning.
ON6NL, Anton - JO21UE
Rig:
IC7610+transv 100W + 12el LFA at 20m up = 50m asl
ODX:
9H1LO JM76mv 1843 km
Log:
09:10 IT9FRH JM76mv FT8
09:41 9H1LO JM75ft FT8
09:42 9H1CG JM75 FT8
Comment:
Nothing sensational but the Esp season on 2m started for me. All QSOs in FT8. Listening all the time around .300 on second RX but no DX heard there.
OZ4VW, Arne - JO45UT
Rig:
IC-910H
ODX:
1986
Log:
11:05 EB1DJ IN52MO 59 59 SSB 1986Km New #
Comment:
First ES this year but only 1 QSO
Hope for more next time
Arne OZ4VW
OZ7UV, Svend - JO65DH
Rig:
12 el, 1 kW
ODX:
2090
Log:
09:34 EC5CIA IM99SL 2000 km
09:50 EA2EI IN93AH 1682 km
09:53 EA4T IN70XK 2069 km
10:08 EA4AAE IN80EJ 2031 km
10:30 EA1NL IN52PJ2090 km
10:56 F6KHM IN78RJ 1384 km
10:59 EA6SX JM19IK 1905 km
Comment:
First Es here. All FT8 - mostly weak signals.
Almost made it with EA7VA (IM76RP 2435 km)..
PA4VHF, Dick - JO32JE
Rig:
250W/12el
Log:
09:19 9H1CG JM75
09:24 EB5EA IM99
09:27 EC5CIA IM99
09:34 9H1LO JM75
09:37 EA1GKZ IN70
09:40 EA4T IN80
10:25 EA6XQ JM19 NC
10:30 EA6XQ JM19 agn NC
Comment:
All stations worked in FT8 on 144.174MHz
NO ONE in SSB again !
Signals upto s9+ all in a narrow band causing RX problems and delaying QSO's.
An average FT8 QSO costs 1 minute; in that same time 3 - 4 QSO's in phone can be made...
Due to receiver blocking and/or QRM I saw several FT8 QSO's that took upto 2 minutes to be completed,
So FT8 with loud signals can be rather inefficient and wasts valuable time!
Let's hope people find their microphones back next openings....
73
Dick, PA4VHF
PD0HCV, Gert Lovink - JO21VU
Rig:
ic 910 ANT 4 elm Indoor Antenna
ODX:
EB5GC IM97JX 1636 KM
Log:
19/05/2021 09:44 EA4AT IN80DJ 2 m. FT8 ES 1466
19/05/2021 09:45 EC5CIA IM99SL 2 m. FT8 ES 1457
19/05/2021 09:52 EB5EA IM99TN 2 m. FT8 ES 1446
19/05/2021 09:57 EB5GC IM97JX 2 m. FT8 ES 1636
Comment:
First ES here this year
SM6VTZ, Chris - JO58UJ
Rig:
TS-2kX, 200 W, 4x6el/2x3el
ODX:
EA1NL 2275 km
Log:
10:36 EB1B IN73DM FT8 new #
10:41 EA1NL IN52PJ FT8 new # ODX
10;44 EA8CXN IL18SK FT8 lost in QSB, 3978km!
11:07 EB1DJ IN52MO SSB
11:56 EA1M IN53TI SSB new #
12:05 EB1A IN53TF SSB
Comment:
Finally the Es was present in the northern EU.
First very weak and patchy, got some fine decodes in FT8, but no replies.
After some half and hour the signal strength increased, did a few QSO´s in FT8, than in preferable SSB mode.
Unluckily I lost EA8CXN in QSB, ~4000 km! Proably Es mixed with Tr, pretty awesome, but still no complete QSO, sad story!
SO3Z, Andy - JO82LJ
Rig:
TS590SG, ME2HT, 14el OWL, 50W out
ODX:
CT7AQS IM69FT 2335km
Log:
09:21 EA1GKZ IN70FX 2120km
09:25 EA4T IN70XK 2078km
09:35 CT7AQS IM69FT 2335km new #
09:46 EB1B IN73DM 1947km
09:46 F6DRO JN03tj 1516km not complete
09:53 EA1MX IN73XK 1849km
09:55 EA1IZT IN83CL 1826km
09:57 EA4GMY IN83CL 1826km
09:59 EA1NL IN52PJ 2216km new #
10:25 EB1DJ IN52MO 2218km
10:34 EB5EA IM99TN 1949km
Comment:
Was at QRL, just FT8 and CW this time. All QSO ft8 - very QSB signals.
Heard CT1ISH IM58 2530km, EA1CIU, EA2EI, EA3BR, EB5GC, EA4AAE, EB1AO, EC5V, EA5NB, EC5CIA, EA5WU, EA3DBJ, EA3CJ, EA1DNT, EA2AGZ, EB1YK (SSB).
I have been heard by F4CWN, F5DYD/P, EA1UR

ES signals between 9:20 - 11:40, as always QRM in both periods
Waiting for next openning.