13. July 2022
IC9700, SSPA, 13el
17:10 UA3QHF KO91PS 2219km
Very short opening here after long time.
TS2000 100w no preamp , 9 el yagi Tonna at 6m AGL and poorly cleared
CU3EQ 2101 km
Report published but noted as seatropo as the path CU-EA8_D4 is open already for several days.
19:23 CU3EQ HM68KP FT8
On the morning good tropo conditions and I was spotted by OV3T at 07:59 while my antenna was beamed to the Azores, but no QSO.
On the evening a tropo duct was opening from UK towards southwest, so I was looking for EA8 ou CU
I was called by CU3EQ in FT8 at 19:23 .
At this moment a very short ES opening appeared on DXMAPS, so this QSO seems to be due to ES ?
Nothing heard in SSB.
Thank you Jose for my first QSO with the Azores !
73 de Jeff