June 20, 2009

is it or isn't it?...yes it is!

There was strong tropo from Spain today with a couple of contest stations on the north coast 59+ so when I heard EA8ACW/p at 16:10 I though it would be tropo although the fading was very rapid. I worked EB8BRZ and EA8BPX soon afterwards and it definitely sounded like Es but didn't want to set off any alarms without being sure.

Spanish FM radio then overpowered my local stations (although the beam was to the south) so it was Es for sure and there followed a fantastic opening lasting several hours covering CT/EA/EA8/CT3/CN/CU and ZB.

A few new stations in the log too.

20/06/2009
16:19 EB8BRZ IL27HX 59 59 2606km
16:25 EA8BPX IL18SK 59 59 2589km
16:30 EA8YT IL18SL 59 59 2585km

17:29 CT3EE/P IM12 59 59 2181km
17:30 CT3KY/P IM12 59 59 2181km
17:31 CT3DL/P IM12 59 59 2181km

17:39 EA8YT IL18SL 59 59 2585km

17:56 CT1EAT IM68DA 59 59 1358km
17:57 EB7DBX IM67LG 59 59 1434km
17:59 CT1EPC IM68GD 59 59 1341km
18:04 EA7TL IM67VO 59 59 1392km
18:13 CT1DHM IN61CA 59 59 1029km

18:20 ZB3B IM76HD 59 57 1552km

18:21 EA4LU IM68TV 59 59 1249km

18:26 CN8SG IM64QG 59 59 1764km
18:42 CN8QN IM63MM 59 56 1849km on S20 FM
19:02 CN8LI IM63NX 59 59 1798km

19:10 EA8AVI IL28FC 59 59 2597km

19:12 CS3BTM 599 2137km

19:50 CU2VHF 559 2389km


D44TD was QRV throughout the opening when hundreds of QSO's were made in his direction from all over G/GW/EI/GI it was a pity that the Es signals didn't seem to connect with the duct that was open EA7-D4 at the thime.

Another 3 1/2 hours of strong Es on 144MHz to the South from IO70, some amazing year 2009.

Tim.

UPDATE

22:02 144419.6 CU8DUB 559 Es Heard, no stations

Posted by Tim at June 20, 2009 10:27 PM
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