+++ 1. June 16th. 2019: History was made on VHF - The first ever Transatlantic QSO's on 144 MHz
2. FT8 chaos during Sporadic E +++ 1.
On June 16. 2019 a new chapter was written in the book of VHF DX. D41CV [OP: EA8FF] made the first ever 144MHz QSO across the Atlantic Ocean on the evening of June 16.. This is what generations of VHF operators on both sides of the pond were waiting for in decades. The QSO's took place between D41CV and FG4ST and FG8OJ. On June 17. they added FM5AN.
Congrats to the milestone to D41CV from the whole MMMonVHF team.
2. The first 144 MHz Sporadic E showed what was already expected: chaos on 144.174. QSO's were not completed due to local QRM. We strongly advise you to use the same sequence procedure as used for meteorscatter (reminder DL and middle EU is 2.period). We, as experienced VHF-DX-ers, should not judge but teach the unexperienced ....
Updated: Data by DXrobot / PE1NWL and LiveMUF / G7RAU
Todays MS propagation
Updated: Data averaged from 8 RMOB sources across Europe
Todays SOLAR propagation
Updated: Data by DXCluster VHFDX.EU
ES Season data
EME degradation trend
Meteor data by IMO
June Bootids (Var)
Piscis Austr. (5)
S. δ-Aquariids (25)
Meteor Scatter: June 2019 June is known for the return of three remarkable daytime showers. Major Arietids (peaking June 7th) and ζ-Perseids, peaking June 9th, are both characterized by a broad maximum (with possible submaxima) and high ZHR value, thus making f ... more
Latest AU - 2018-10-07 Moderate Aurora, reached PA and central DL. ... more
Latest ES 2019-06-19
Latest TR 2019-06-16
A remarkable day....the frontiers of VHF DX-ing have been pushed further.
D41CV and FG8OJ succeeded in a transatlantic FT8 QSO over 3876 km...
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