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02. July 2019

Sporadic E




9A2SB, Zlatko - JN95GM
Rig:
150W,10EL.
ODX:
F/DL1GI-1761km
Log:
18.47 F/DL1GI IN77TW SSB
19.12 F4HBY IN97AT SSB
Comment:
All afternoon 4m was open to EA and G land .Only 5 (five) stations on SSB,and 1 (one) CW.Latter 2m opens-poor activity on SSB/CW
Thanks for qso,
Zlatko
9H1TX, DAVID - JM75FU
Rig:
IC7400
ODX:
G4CDN 2131km
Log:
02/07/2019 16:25 EA4ZZ IN70NI 59 59 SSB ES 1759
02/07/2019 16:26 EA5TT IM99SL 59 59 SSB ES 1371
02/07/2019 16:30 EA4EUW IN80CF 59 59 SSB ES 1667
02/07/2019 16:30 EA6SA JM19LO 59 59 SSB ES 1093
02/07/2019 16:30 EA4GKT IN70XQ 59 59 SSB ES 1698
02/07/2019 16:30 EA3AGB JN00GQ 59 59 SSB ES 1326
02/07/2019 16:31 F6DBI IN88IJ 59 59 SSB ES 2012
02/07/2019 16:32 EA3ECK JN01MD 59 59 SSB ES 11305
02/07/2019 16:32 EA4BVL IN70 59 59 SSB ES 1770+-
02/07/2019 16:35 EB4FJV IN80CP 59 59 SSB ES 1676
02/07/2019 16:36 EA3BR JN01NI 59 59 SSB ES 1308
02/07/2019 16:50 F6ANW JN06EO 59 59 SSB ES 1673
02/07/2019 16:51 F5TRO JN14AK 59 59 SSB ES 1420
02/07/2019 17:11 EA1TX IN71NQ 59 59 SSB ES 1792
02/07/2019 18:24 G4CDN JO02 +00 +06 FT8 ES 2131+-
Comment:
Lost two times DL1YAW sri Peter ,
I passed you the rpt at 2nd attempt but lost you back.
Tnx agn to all for qso`s gl 73s David
CN8LI, Said - IM63NX
Rig:
ic746
ODX:
PD3HIM 2335Km
Log:
16:33 DF2ZC JO30 FT8
16:34 PE1ITR JO21 FT8
16:37 PA5Y JO21 FT8
16:38 PA3FYC JO31 FT8
16:39 DH6DAO JO41 FT8
16:41 PD3HIM JO32 FT8
16:42 ON4KHG JO10 FT8
16:45 PA1BVM SSB
16:45 DL1YAW SSB
16:46 DF8AE SSB
16:47 ON4AMY JO21 SSB
16:51 DH6DAO JO41 SSB
16:54 F6HMQ JN18 SSB
16:56 PA0JMV JO21 SSB
16:57 PA2M JO21 SSB
16:57 PA3BIY SSB
16:59 EA7JLM SSB
17:00 DL1DBR SSB
17:05 PA0JMV FT8
17:12 ON4POO JO20 FT8
17:12 IK0FTA FT8
17:23 EA7SL FT8
18:32 EA7FDW IM76 FT8
18:34 EA7BPO IM76 FT8
CT7ABA, Frederico / Fritz - IN60GD
Rig:
TS-2000
ODX:
OE3NFC JN88EA 2087 Km
Log:
16:42 DJ2QV JN58UA
16:43 DL5MAM JN58UB
16:44 DF1CF JN57FP
16:51 HB9OAB JN46ME
17:20 OE3NFC JN88EA
Comment:
Only OE3NFC worked on FT8, all others on USB
DF1CF, Juergen - JN57FP
Rig:
CF300-4cx800A7-4x13el
Log:
16:37 CT1DIZ IM58KP SSB
16:44 CT7ABA IN60GD SSB

VY 73 de Juergen
DF1JC, Reiner - JO31OG
Rig:
FT-991A - 11 El - HLV-1000
ODX:
1960
Log:
All QSO in FT8

16:19 EA7HLB IM76op 1885 Km
16:41 EA7ITL IM66wk 1960 Km
18:44 IS0FWY JM49lh 1336 Km
Hrd and lost in QRM EB7HBM
Comment:
Always difficult from this QTH working to the south. But 2 new # make me happy ;-)
And again the note to all stations in DL and PA: Please call CQ only in the second period. Everything else results in chaos

73, Reiner
DF2ZC, Bernd - JO30RN
Rig:
TS2000 + BEKO/LZ2US + MGF1302 + 4x18 ele M2
ODX:
EA8TJ 3182 km hrd, CN8LI 2180 km
Log:
16:23 EA7HLB IM76OP +00 R-09 FT8 1829 km 1)
16:30 EB7BKY IM77HG 59 59 SSB 1794 km
16:33 CN8LI IM63NX R+06 -02 FT8 2180 km
16:49 EA7ITL IM66WK -05 R-15 FT8 1908 km 1)
19:12 EA8CXN IL18SK -25 hrd FT8 3174 km
19;13 EA8TJ IL18RJ -18 hrd FT8 3182 km
Comment:
1) QSO with 40 W drive power at DF2ZC

When it looked the opening was going down I left my rx on monitoring and went downstairs for dinner with xyl but kept an eye on the dxc on my cellphone. Nothing special was spotted. But when I returned to shack and checked my rx history I found out that I had copied EA8 twice:
RX 144174 FT8 191245 -25 -43 EB5EEO EA8CXN IL18
RX 144174 FT8 191345 -18 -34 CQ EA8TJ IL18

Luckily "only" from IL18 as usual and not from the EA8 squares I still miss.
DF5HC, Jens - JN49HT
Rig:
IC706 700W / 8el
ODX:
CT1EUB 1945 km
Log:
17:04 CT1EUB IM67AA 1945 km
Comment:
Came late after several qso's have been made and the opening closed again, so only 1 QSO, but it is the first SSB Es QSO this year.
DG1KDD, Dirk - JO31LE
Rig:
IC-7700, TR144 Pro, HLV1000
Log:
16:14 EA7HLB IM76op
16:38 EA7ITL IM66wk
16:41 EA7JLM IM66wk
17:04 EB7HEM IM76sr
18:53 IS0FWY JM49lh
Comment:
Hope to see you in next ES
73s es good DX
Dirk
DH6DAO, Ray DH6DAO - JO41CN
Rig:
ft857, 160 W and single 9 ele tonna
ODX:
2.359km CN8LI
Log:
16:43 CN8LI IM63NX FT8-mode new # and new dxcc
16:49 CN8LI IM63NX now SSB mode
16:55 EA7HLB IM76OP - 1945 km
17:04 EA7SL IM76HE - 1968 km
Comment:
while working on 6m direction USA by chance i recognized the 2m ES.
No more Station seen or heard - but more than happy about the new dxcc on 2m
DJ2QV, Maik - JN58UA
Rig:
500 W - 8 ele Yagi
Log:
16:27 CT1FJW IM58 -02 +10 FT8
16:42 CT7ABA IN60GD 59 59 SSB
16:43 CT1DIZ IM58KP 55 59 SSB
Comment:
Thanks for the QSOs - there was a seconds opening later but i missed it due to other obligations
73
Maik
DK5OX, Boris - JN59MO
Rig:
TS2000 LNA 12 el M2 300w
Log:
USB:
16:36 EA4LU IM68TV

FT8
16:32 EA4CRP IM68
18:38 EA5IEA IM97
18:39 EC5CIA IM99
18:45 EB5EEO IM98
Comment:
FT8 HRD: EA5TT, EB5AL, EA3BL, EA6VQ
(Hrd near me DK1FG wkd EA8 and D41 with qrb > 4900km but nothing copy by me sorry)
DK9TF, Juergen - JO31NF
Rig:
Elecraft K3 + TR144H 20W + 13ele
ODX:
EA7ITL IM66WK 1952 km
Log:
16:34 EA7HLB FT8 IM75OP
16:41 EA7ITL FT8 IM66WK
DL1DBR, Martin - JO41BN
Log:
17:00 CN8LI IM63NX - SSB 55 new dxcc here
Comment:
came on band after telephone alert from dh6dao and made new dxcc - so happy
DL1EJD, Detlef - JO31JG
Rig:
ICOM IC-9700
Log:
16:49 EA7ITL JM66
Comment:
QSO in Mode FT8
DL1KDA, Alex - JO30EP
Rig:
4x9XPOL - Flexradio 6600 - TR144H - 700W
ODX:
EA7ITL 1935 km
Log:
16:17 EA7HLB IM76 1849 km
16:19 EA7JLM IM66WK 1868 km
16:24 EB7BKY IM77HG 1755 km
16:31 EA7BPO IM76 1849 km
16:37 EA7ITL IM66 1935 km
18:43 IS0FWY JM49 1272 km
Comment:
Hrd @ 19:11 IT9IPQ JM78
DL1RNW, Ronny - JO62HG
Rig:
TS2000, 4x10 elY, Beko HLV-1000
ODX:
1592
Log:
18:35 EA6VQ JM19MP
18:56 EA6XQ JM19MH
18:58 EA6SA JM19LQ
Comment:
73s
Ronny DL1RNW
DL1YAW, Peter - JO41DX
Rig:
500w/17ele.
ODX:
CN8LI 2341km
Log:
All QSO were done in SSB/CW , FT8 is NOT the way :
16:20 EB7BKY IM77HG
16:45 CN8LI IM63NX
.......
19:15 9H1TX JM75FU ......lost the final...
Comment:
Moin!
Nice to see that a lot of computers had a funny evening !
As usual i ignore FT8....just to view the TOTAL CHAOS on 174 and around..
More and more QSO´s could be done in a " natural " way....what a mess

So clean up your monitors....may be a little WD40 on the keys......season
is not over yet.......73`s Peter
DL2ALF, Frank - JO50IW
Rig:
IC-746 + 9el Flexa
ODX:
1428km
Log:
18:45 EA6SA JM19lo 1398km SSB
18:59 EA6XQ JM19lh 1428km FT8
Comment:
Nice opening quite late in the evening! Was too close to the cloud and got only 2x EA6. Once again messing around with FT8 and endstop signals. Poor activity in SSB. EA6VQ hrd in FT8 for a while but could not finish QSO.

73 de Frank, DL2ALF
DL3JIN, Peter - JO60LX
Rig:
50W 6ele
Log:
18:29 EA5TT IM99SL
18:32 EB5AL JN00AA
18:35 EA3BTZ JN11BI
18:42 EA3GP JN01SF
18:44 EA3EVL JN00
18:47 EA3AGB JN00GQ
18:51 EA3DBJ JN00IR
19:14 EA3DHR JN01TN
Comment:
Nice opening and good activity from EA.
All QSO made in SSB mode.
73 Peter
DL8SCQ, Ebi - JN48RV
Rig:
TS2000 500 Watt 2 x 8 DJ9BV
ODX:
EA4CRP
Log:
16:14 EA4JM IN80 FT8 -14
16:28 EA4CRP IM68 FT8 -08

Hrd:
16:48 EA8CXN IL18 FT8 -20
Comment:
No station in SSB or CW heard! But vy good working this opening in FT8 mode on .174
73 and gd DX
Ebi
EA2BFM, Luis Mª - IN83MG
Rig:
Kenwood TS-2000 and only 5 element
ODX:
SP8SN 2139 Km
Log:
18:23 SP9K KN09 1950 Km
18:27 OE3NFC JN88 1641 Km
18:31 SP7QJF KO10 2113 Km
18:33 OE1SOW JN88 1641 Km
18:34 SP9K KN09 1950 Km
18:48 DM5TI JN68 1358Km
18:49 OE5OLL JN68 1358 Km
18:52 S01WS IL46 2005 Km
19:13 SP8SN KO11 2139 Km
Comment:
All qsos in FT8 mode
EB5EEO, vicente - IM98PG
Rig:
ANT 4x2M32xp Kenwood TS2000
ODX:
LY3BRA 2607 km
Log:
17:05 F8VNU JN13QH 657 km
17:36 LY3BRA KO14WU 2607 km
17:42 SO3Z JO82LJ 2080 km
17:49 SP2AJ JO92NM 2202 km
17:51 SP3UCA JO92CG 2136 km
18:28 DJ2IA JO61WN 1865 km
18:45 DK0OX JN48EQ 1369 km
18:48 DF9AL JO61IC 1772 km
F/DL1GI, Ralf - IN77TW
Rig:
IC-706, 11 Ele Flexa
ODX:
2178 km LZ2ZY
Log:
17;15 hrd IK7UXY JN90 1626 km FT8
ca. 17h30 IV3NDC JN65 1355 km SSB
17:35 S51WX JN75OS 1509 km SSB
17:37 9A2TE JN85KK 1644 km SSB
17:40 YU7PAA KN04AX 1898 km SSB
17:45 S57LM JN76HD 1454 km SSB
17:49 YU7ON KN04AX 1898 km SSB
17:52 9A2SB JN95GN 1764 km SSB
17:58 9A9R JN85OQ 1661 km SSB
18:05 S59GS JN75OS 1509 km SSB
18:58 LZ2ZY KN13OT 2178 km SSB
19:00 OE8MPR JN76 1475 km FT8
hrd YO2NAA FT8
Comment:
Have to travel far west to get my first ES on 144MHz this year. In home (JN49EH) so far no chance for me to work via ES (only hrd some stations or read them in FT8). Hope to catch another opening during my holidays in next 2 weeks.... Work ES via SSB was much easier than in FT8 so far.... so also listen to 144.300 also ....tnx!
F4EZJ, Stef - JN05DK
Rig:
7300+XVRT+3 X 8 ELE
ODX:
1463
Log:
02/07/2019 18:29 OM5KM JN98BG 1388
02/07/2019 18:30 OM5LD JN98AH 1383
02/07/2019 18:32 S51IV JN76UP 1195
02/07/2019 18:33 HA5OO JN97OM 1463
02/07/2019 18:41 OE1SOW JN88FF 1265
02/07/2019 18:42 OE6IWG JN77PK 1168
02/07/2019 18:43 OM5CC JN98JD 1436
02/07/2019 18:44 OE3NFC JN88EA 1256
Comment:
nice opening but all on FT8 ....... i have called FT8 just to shack condx before QSY SSB

OE8MPR/HA4ULB/YO5OMT/HG9SM/HG1DFP/OM1ATS/OK1HZ/SP9K/UR5WCE/SQ8NGO/SP7QJF/SP8SN RX me ...... SO maybe more QSO unable if guys on SSB !

see you next time on SSB/CW only on ES for ME !

73
F4FEY, Max - IN97EF
Rig:
35W / 7elements DK7ZB
Log:
18:42 S51WX JN75OS
18:43 9A2TE JN85KK
18:44 S57LM JN76HD
18:45 YU7PAA KN04AX
18:45 9A9R JN85OK
18:46 S50WA JN76BI
18:47 S51IV JN76UP
18:52 YU7ON KN04AX
18:53 YU7KB KN04AX
Comment:
Strong !
F6FGQ, Jef - IN78QJ
Rig:
TS2000 barefoot + 9 el Tonna 85m ASL
ODX:
S51WX 1527 km
Log:
18:46 IV3NDC JN5RV 1393 km
18:51 S51WX JN75OS 1527 km
19:10 YU7ON KN04AX (only HRD) 1913 km
Comment:
Finally a new Es, only the second one for me this poor year.
YU7ON was peaking to 59 here during 20 mn but no answer ?
G0CDA, MICHAEL RYDER - IO83SJ
Rig:
IC910HX 15 ele Cushcraft Junior Boomer 10w
Log:
18.50 IK8BIZ JN70EU
18.54 IK8FDG JN71HA
Comment:
HEARD IK8UHA,IK8FOU/IZ8 ,
G0HVQ, Darrell - IO81UX
Rig:
IC7400 + Beko 1k + 9 ele
ODX:
IK7XWJ JN90FB 2066km
Log:
18:43 IZ8DSX JN71HA
18:46 IK8BIZ JN70EU
18:46 I4RHP JN54QL
18:47 IK4ADE JN54OE
18:49 I7CSB JN71QQ
18:49 IK7ZLR JN81ED
18:52 IK4IDP JN54RM
18:55 IK7LMX JN80XP
18:58 IK7XWJ JN90FB
19:07 IK7JNM JN80XD
Comment:
All QSOs SSB. Es opening like the old days: strong signals and long-lasting, not had 2m Es as long as this for many years.. Just one new grid square: JN80. Tnx all QSOs.

73 - Darrell G0HVQ
G4DHF, David - IO92UU
Rig:
IC-7610 DB6NT SSPA 400W 4x9 (G4DHF) Yagi
ODX:
IZ8WGU/M 2076
Log:
18.18 IT9PQO JM78KD 2009 FT8
18.23 IC8BNR JN60WR 1720 FT8
18.26 IW0BJP JN62CK 1485 SSB for all others
18.27 IK0SMG JN61GP 1574
18.29 IZ0CVF JN61BX 1524
18.33 IK0CHU JN62BK 1481
18.37 IK0BZY JN61GW 1547
18.40 IZ0KRC JN61HP 1577
18.44 IZ5OVP JN53GU 1279
18.44 I0RHJ JN61FV 1547
18.47 IK5FQX JN53HT 1310
18.48 IZ0UME JN61IQ 1577
18.48 IK5PWC JN53LV 1294
18.49 IZ0CGV JN61GV 1550
18.50 IW0CPD JN61OO 1608
18.51 IU8HRV JN70MF 1821
18.55 IK8RKH JN70FR 1748
18.59 IK0WGF JN52VC 1497
19.00 IK0BAL JN62GV 1459
19.01 IV3KKW/P0 JN62GV 1459
19.03 I5NXH JN53NT 1310
19.04 IZ0BXT JN63CE 1417
19.05 IZ8WGU/M JM88 2076
19.11 IK8BIZ JN70EU 1732
19.12 IZ8FDG JN71HA 1729
Comment:
A fine opening that lasted for some time. Early on I worked a couple of Italians on FT8 and quickly moved to SSB, where I was able to make far faster QSO’s. The band scope was highly animated for around 30Khz either side of the calling frequency and it was good to see stations making use of the available space, but even then QSO’s were overlapping due to the high levels of activity. An opening that reminded me of those we used to have many years ago. Thanks for the fun! 73's David
G4RGK/P, Dave - IO91NQ
Rig:
IC706 - 200w - 7el YU7EF
ODX:
JN71HM
Log:
18:58 I7CSB JN71
19:02 IK8EVE JN71HM
Comment:
Was setting up /P station for the UKAC contest, when I found the Es, Probably missed most of it while setting stn up.
G4SWX, John - JO02RF
Rig:
K3 Transverter 8877 PA 4 X 16 I0JXX
ODX:
EA5IEA IM97jv 1608Km
Log:
16:27 EA5IEA IM97jv 1608Km
16:28 EA5CV IM98ol 1540Km
17:24 IS0FWY JM49lh 1549Km
19:06 IK0FTA JN61gv 1421Km
19:07 IK8BIZ JN70eu 1601Km
Comment:
Almost 3 short QRB events spread over 3 hours. firstly to EA5, then IS0 and finally I0/8. QSOs were mixed SSB & FT8. There were about 10 incomplete FT8 QSOs into the same general areas.
Today was another fine example of idiots driving computers that are transmitting FT8! There were those that sat on 144.174MHz continuously & mindlessly calling CQ in both periods! There were those that kept calling a DX station, that had long faded away for 20+mins and those that do not understand when a QSO is not complete and do not stop transmitting! As I can hear most stations within 750Km on tropo 144.174MHz it was an example of mutual QRM which makes the worse noises on 144.300MHz insignificant!
Truly an amateur Tower of Babel!
G8JLY, Lyn - IO82WG
Rig:
FT991A, GS35B, 6 el yagi
ODX:
IZ8WGU at 2061 Km
Log:
17:27 IK6DTB JN72EG -13/-10 FT8 New #
18:27 IK0BZY JN61GW 59/59 SSB
18:30 IZ8WGU JM88AQ 59/59 SSB New # and ODX
18:34 IK8BIZ JN70EU 59/59 SSB New #
18:36 IZ8DSX JN71HA 59/59 SSB New #
18:37 IZ8FDG JN71HA 59/59 SSB
18:44 IK8UHA JN70DV 59/59 SSB
18:47 IK8EVE JN71HM 59/59 SSB
18:54 I7CSB JO71QQ 59/59 SSB
19:00 IK7FPU JN71SU 59/59 SSB


:
Comment:
Nice opening this evening and with 4 new locators too,. I am a very happy man now.
Apart for the FT8 QSO right at the start of opening, all signals were very strong and long lasting - a real Es opening, just like the good old days
73 Lyn
G8RWG, Niels - IO91WH
Rig:
K3 Kuhne TR144H 0.6dB LNA 4 x 12 ele XPOL 400w
ODX:
IK7LMX JN80XP 1824 km
Log:
18:34 IQ0HV JN62TD 1413 km
18:43 IK8EVE JN71HM 1564 km
18:51 IZ8FDG JN71HA 1606 km
18:57 I7CSB JN71 1586 km
19:02 IK7LMX JN80XP 1824 km
19;05 IU4CHE JN64GB 1241 km
Comment:
A lot of activity due to contests across Europe and nice to make some QSO's away from .300.
GW7SMV, Jamie - IO81LN
Rig:
IC910H 12 ele M2 400w
ODX:
IK7XWJ 2088 km
Log:
18:27 IK7LMX JN80XP 2012 km
18:29 IK8EVE JN71HM 1745 km
18:30 IK7JNM JN80XO 2015 km
18:37 IZ8DSX JN71HM 1745 km
18:48 I7CSB JN71QQ 1776 km
18:51 IK4ZHH JN64AF 1385 km
18:53 IK7JNM JN80XO 2015 km
18:59 IK7XWJ JN90FB 2088 km
19:07 9A2Y JN83FE 1731 km thks
19:13 IK6DTB JN72EG 1672 km
Comment:
Great to have Es again as its been a poor season so far .
Best was IK7XWJ at 2088Kms

had a phone call in the middle to take so missed a few I expect
73
HA5OO, Endre - JN97OM
Rig:
IC-821 + PA 800W 13el. DJ9BV
ODX:
EA1FDI IN53TF 2194km
Log:
18:32 F4EZJ JN05DK
18:44 EA1FDI IN53TF
Comment:
My first Es on this poor season..
Started FT8 for monitoring the condx then wked on SSB..
I was on the edge of the propagation. with short openings.
Tnx all QSO-s see you next time 73! Endre
HB9DFG, Chris - JN37SM
Rig:
FT-100, 1x 7el, 500W
ODX:
1662km
Log:
16:24 UTC CT1FJW IM58kt 1662km FT8
16:26 UTC EA4CRP IM68mu 1520km FT8
16:53 UTC EA4BDL IM69tl 1435km FT8
17:03 UTC EA4LU IM68tv 1480km FT8
Comment:
Please let me say my point of view about the "chaos" the team of MMMonVHF
mentioned a long time on top of their site. What "chaos"? I have to ask...
Wasn't there always a big "chaos" before the good old digital times? Yes!
Indeed there was a "chaos" as well!
And sometimes a much bader one when everybody cried around on 144.300,
mixed with CW stations, requesting endlessly the last two digits of a QTH-locator
so others had no chance to work the DX as well!. It wasn't better earlier - rather it
was bader when the crowd was on during an ES.
And Udo, no I don't think that FT8 is a "shitty" mode which ruins amateur radio.
But I would agree that the behaviour of some stations can look "shitty" - it isn't
the mode itself. And to have 4x22 elements - congrats to be in this lucky stage
with always strong sigs, but please remember, ES sigs can fade from strong
to weak or from medium to very weak when you have the possibility to
install only 1x 7el like me (the 13-floor house with my antenna on top I don't own).
but I am happy anyway, you know. Ok, I am sorry of some unlucky behaviour of
some DO's or HB9's in your region for example. but keep in mind, sometimes also
the DX can use the wrong periode - and now? Is the DO not allowed to answer?
I know its a little difficult, but I saw a big improove in spirit about the behaviuor on
FT8 during last openings around HB9. So dear Udo, if you do have strong signals,
don't forget others could have very weak sigs at the same time and so FT8 wil be
more as fine to use it. It isn't shitty at all! Everybody is free to use SSB around, yes,
around 144.300 od CW around 144.050. So please let decide the smaller ones to
use FT8, If someon is not working correctly in your eyes, I think you can contact
and talk to him as an adult and all will be fine in future if you explain it nicely.
Or am I really totally wrong and FT8 is a "shitty" mode?
Regards, Chris, HB9DFG@gmx.net.
I4RHP, Rod - JN54QL
Rig:
500 W 17el.
Log:
16:42 EA1FDI IN53TF
18:36 G4RRA IO80BS
18:43 G4DCV IO91OF
18:43 2E0NEY IO81VK
18:44 G0LTG IO81RF
18:44 G8GRS/P IO81QJ
18:45 G4KVT IO81RK
18:46 G0HVQ IO81UX
18:46 G4ASR IO81MX
18:48 G8RWG IO91WH
Comment:
2XSSB - FINE ES DURING IAC, 73 ALL
I7CSB, MIKE - JN71QQ
Rig:
FT736 + pa 200 W
Log:
18:47 2E0OUT IO81
18:48 GW7SMV IO81LN
18:49 G0HVQ IO81UX
18:51 2E0NEY IO81VK
18:53 G4AJC IO81VJ
18:54 G0JLY IO82WF
18:54 G3UDA IO82DQ
18:54 G4DCV IO91
18:54 G4RGK IO91
18:56 M0FCD JO00
18:58 G4BRK IO91
18:59 G6HKS IO92OB
18:59 G8RWG IO91WH
18:58 M0PNN IO82TS
18:58 G8DVK IO91
18:59 2E1HNK/P IO92BA
18:59 G4BXD IO82
19:00 G4TIF IO92
19:00 G4ASR IO81MX
19:00 2E1HNK/P IO92BA
19:01 M0BUL IO82NQ
19:01 G8DVK IO91IN
19:01 G3SMT IO82KV
19:02 GW4ZHI IO82HA
19:03 M0GHZ/P IO81UN
19:04 G6AHX
19:04 G4RUW
19:05 G4LOE IO92CJ
19:05 G3YDY JO01
19:06 G8EKG
Comment:
My first ES, strong signal, the band was open before my turn on , end probably close later, but no time to stay in radio….
IK0WGF, Francesco - JN52VC
Rig:
IC-821 - 2x10 DL6WU
Log:
18:59 G4DHF IO92UU
Comment:
I agree with GW7SMV comment:
"Great to have Es again as its been a poor season so far ".
For me only one contact close to ES propagation closure.
IK7JNM, Roberto - JN80XO
Rig:
ft991, 50w + 5 el Fracarro (like a TV Yagi)
ODX:
GW0WDW io81gm 2040 km qrb
Log:
18:31 GW7SMV IO81LN 2017 N N
18:41 G0LTG:1 59 59 IO81RF 1969 N
18:43 G8GRS 1 59 59 IO81QJ 1983
18:44 GW0VDW 59 59 IO81GM 2040
18:48 G4CZP/P 1 59 59 IO90JO 1853 N
18:52 G4RRA 1 59 59 IO80BS 2028 N
18:53 G0ARC 1 59 59 IO90EE 1857
18:54 GW7SMV 1 59 59 IO81LN 0 D
18:56 G4KVT 1 59 59 IO81RK 1980
18:59 G4MKF 1 59 59 IO91HJ 1908 N
19:00 GB4NWJ 1 59 59 IN91EC 1646 N
19:01 M0GHZ/P 1 59 59 IO81UN 1972
19:06 G4TRA 1 59 59 IO91WM 1842
19:08 G0HVQ 1 59 59 IO81UX 1996

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Comment:
Nice opening
see you next ES

Bob
IK7LMX, Gilberto - JN80XP
Rig:
ic275 @ 500w + 12el yagi i0jxx
ODX:
EI3KD 2353 km
Log:
18:00 G4KVT 1 59 59 IO81RK 1977 N N
18:25 EI3KD 1 59 59 IO51VW 2353 N N
18:28 GW7SMV 1 59 59 IO81LN 2014 N
18:29 M0ABR 1 59 59 IO80HV 2000 N
18:44 G4CZP/P 1 59 59 IO90JO 1850 N
18:44 G4KVT 1 59 59 IO81RK 0 D
18:45 G0HEL/P 1 59 59 IO81WG 1942
18:47 G8GRS/P 1 59 59 IO81QJ 1979
18:47 G4RRA 1 59 59 IO80BS 2025
18:49 G0GRI/P 1 59 59 IO81UU 1985
18:50 2E0NEY 1 59 59 IO81VK 1957
18:51 G4LOH 1 59 59 IO70JC 2083 N
18:53 G3YEG 1 59 59 IO90LQ 1844
18:54 2E0OUT 1 59 59 IO81WO 1961
18:56 G0HVQ 1 59 59 IO81UX 1992
18:56 G4DCV 1 59 59 IO91OF 1860 N
18:59 G4RNZ 1 59 59 IO81MH 1995
18:59 G4XZL 1 59 59 IO90IU 1869
19:00 2E0OUT 1 59 59 IO81WO 0 D
19:01 G6DOD 1 59 59 IO90JR 1857
19:01 G4CZP/P 1 59 59 IO90JO 0 D
19:02 G8RWG 1 59 59 IO91WH 1826
19:03 GW4SHF 1 59 59 IO82HP 2094 N
19:03 M0FCD 1 59 59 JO00DW 1779 N
19:04 M0BUL 1 59 59 IO82NG 2043
19:04 G4BRK 1 59 59 IO91HP 1919
19:07 M0GHZ/P 1 59 59 IO81UN 1969
19:08 G0GJV 1 59 59 IO91OK 1873
19:13 G4KWQ 1 59 59 IO92AQ 2015 N
Comment:
nice ES during Italian Activity Contest (IAC) . Good signals,,for long time,no qrm here today. I listen a F station calling too,but during the excange of locator ,i lost him ,and at the end i erase the callsign from my log.
See you next ES

Gilberto,IK7LMX
IK8BIZ, Roberto - JN70EU
Rig:
Icom 7400-SP2000-12JXX-300 W.
ODX:
G4ENK IO83LK 1914
Log:
18:24 F4HRD JO00XX 1478 km
18:28 G3NPI IO92MA 1705
18:29 G6HKS IO92OB 1699
18:32 G4MKF IO91HJ 1683
18:34 G8JLY IO82WG 1784
18:34 G8ZZK JO01DI 1591
18:35 G4KNQ IO92AQ 1805
18:35 G4DCV IO91OF 1639
18:36 M0FCD JO00DW 1560
18:36 G4RUW IO91IJ 1678
18:37 G8TIC IO82VF 1782
18:43 M0KEA/P IO92KH 1734
18:43 G0GXT IO82RL 1820
18:44 G4ENK IO83LK 1914
18:44 M5BXB IO91XR 1636
18:45 G8RBW IO93HE 1812
18:46 G0HVQ IO81UX 1772
18:47 G8EKG IO92ES 1794
18:48 G8VHI IO92FM 1771
18:48 G4FUF JO01GN 1594
18:49 G0CDA IO83SJ 1881
18:50 G4TIF IO92OH 1718
18:51 G4BXD IO82UJ 1801
18:52 M0GWF JO01JK 1569
18:53 G4BEE/P IO84SA 1928
18:54 M7W IO93QA 1763
18:55 G4JLG IO83TM 1886
18:57 G8VHI IO92FM 1768
19:00 G3XDY JO02OB 1600
19:01 2E0XTN/P JO01PU 1579
19:02 G3ZXZ IO93CU 1883
19:02 G4VZV IO93IK 1827
19:03 ON5NY JO10MV 1418
19:05 G0FRX IO93OQ 1823
19:06 G4SWX IO93FL 1843
19:07 G3PHO IO93GG 1823
19:11 G4DHF IO92UU 1734
19:12 G0EAK/P IO93NI 1801
All qso made in SSB.
Comment:
Another Nice Opening Es.
73 Roberto
IU4FNO, Alessandro - JN54IN
Rig:
12 el I0JXX + 500W
ODX:
G6HKS - 1190 Km
Log:
18:45 M5BXB IO91XR
18:49 G6HKS IO92OB
Comment:
Opening was marginal here on the norther side of the appenines and it lasted only for a couple minutes, Signal were quite strong
73 Alessandro IU4FNO
IV3GTH, Gigi - JN65RU
Rig:
FDM-DUO+trsvr LT2S, LNA PGA103+, 500W, 16JXX antenna
Log:
18:52 F6DBI IN88IJ FT8 1296km
Comment:
HI,
we where on the border of scatter area, only one qso in the log.
HRD also F6KHM and G4LOH.
73 de Gigi IV3GTH
IV3NDC, Massimo - JN65RV
Rig:
500W, BF981, 14 ele Yagi 3.6wl
Log:
16:36 EA1FDI IN53TF hrd s9
18:40 F/DL1GI IN77TW 59 59 SSB 1374 Km
18:46 F6FGQ IN78QJ 59 59 SSB 1396 Km
18:48 F6KHM IN78RJ 59 59 SSB 1386 Km
Comment:
During first opening to Spain, only one station heard, for less than one minute. Strong sig, but got no reply.
Second opening to NW direction fortunately brought me 3 FB QSO to the extreme nortwestern corner of France, with nice sigs.
73 de Massimo
IW0BJP, Marco - JN52TH
Rig:
FT736R + 6 elem. HM + 100W
ODX:
G1EZF 1603 km
Log:
18:26 G4DHF IO92UU 1472 km
18:38 G3ZXZ IO93CU 1621 km
18:53 G1EZF IO93FT 1606 km
LZ2ZY, Rady - KN13OT
Rig:
IC746PRO
Log:
18:57 F/DL1GI/P IN77TW
Comment:
73 LZ2ZY -Rady
M0HOJ, FCosta - JO02BF
Rig:
FT-847 + Comet GP-3
Log:
18:36 I8/UT3UX
18:56 IK0XBX JN63
Comment:
My very first SpE with UK call sign and using FT8 mode. Only 2 stations worked but heard some more: IK0FTA, IZ5ILX, IW0FFK, IC8BNR, IZ5IOR, IK0SRL, IT9PQO, IK6DTB and IW6OMM. Also heard IK8BIZ in SSB. Not bad for 50W and a 1/2 wave vertical antenna ;o)
See you next SpE.
73 FCosta, M0HOJ (also CT1EAT)
OE1SOW, Othmar - JN88FF
Rig:
IC-7600 + TR144H + Beko 300W + 4x9-el LFA
Log:
18:33 EA2BFM IN83 FT8
18:40 EA4GMY IN83CL SSB
18:41 EA1MX IN73XK SSB
18:42 F4EZJ JN05DK SSB
Comment:
I thought Es-season is over...but...not really :-)
Short, but nice opening, also the BC-band was open to
Spain, Tunisia, France,...
OE8MPR, Matthias - JN76HN
Rig:
Yaesu FT-991
ODX:
F/DL1GI IN77TW 1442km
Log:
19:12 F/DL1GI IN77
Comment:
First ES Contact on 2m this year.
Conditions very unstable, BC on the lower end was open to EA and F.
Worked with 25W FT-8 on a 4-Element 2m/70cm Yagi.
OK1FD, Vasek - JO60CF
Rig:
FT847+ 2x4CX250 11el EF
Log:
18:28 EC5CIA IM99SL FT8
18:32 EA5IEA IM97JV FT8 1735km
18:36 EA3BL JN11 NC FT8
18:40 EA3BTZ JN11BI SSB
18:43 EA5TT IM99SL SSB
18:45 EA3BD JN01ND SSB
18:46 EA3ECK JN01MD SSB
OK1SC, JAN - JO70OB
Rig:
FT847+PA300W to 10el Y
ODX:
EA4SG IN80CP 1807km
Log:
18:42 EA2BV IN92EB 59/59 SSB
18:44 EA4SG IN80CP 59/59 SSB
18:46 F6API JN03SO 59/59 SSB
18:47 EA4LO IN80JM 59/59 SSB
18:51 EA2BV IN92EB 59/59 SSB
Comment:
Short and good Es here, TNX all oms for QSO
73+GL! Jan OK1SC
OK2BDS, Ludvik - JN79WF
Rig:
IC910
ODX:
EA1TX IN71NQ
Log:
18:42 EA1TX IN71NQ
18:44 F4VSM JN04CC
18:46 EA2AWD IN93CI
18:50 EA1HRR IN83JJ
Comment:
FB ES .....
ON4KHG, Gaetan - JO10XO
Rig:
1kW + 2x9el
Log:
16:43 CN8LI IM63NX FT8
16:45 EA7HLB IM76OP FT8
16:48 EA7SL IM76HE FT8
16:50 EA7BZ IM76EA SSB
16:56 EA7BPO IM76SR FT8
17:00 EB7HEM IM76SR FT8
18:55 IT9PQO JM78KD FT8
18:58 IW0FFK JN61FS FT8
18:59 IK0SMG JN61GP SSB
19:02 IK0BZY JN61GW SSB
19:04 IK0BAL JN62GV SSB
19:04 IQ0HV JN62JD SSB
Comment:
Opening in 2 phases, firstly to EA7 and secondly to I/IT9. I have been hardly looking for EA8/D4 but nil, the path geometry wasn't in favour, at least for me. Apart for 2 out of my 7 FT8 QSO's, the signal level wasn't strong enough to sustain an SSB QSO (CW, probably yes, though weak, but the QSO partner must at least be CW skilled), at least at the time I worked these stations. I was watching my SDR/Linrad running on 144.200-400 to detect any SSB/CW activity. When there was some, I left 144.174 and QSYed around 144.300. I called on 145.500 FM too but without success.
So, all isn't that bad in FT8 as many claim, it is the usage that is made of it which needs to be optimized ! At the beginning or end of an opening, FT8 is very useful. The mapping feature out of PSK reporter is an added value too ! The closed station that spotted me in Es was from JN54AC, 855km away, indicating a very high MUF.
Many FT8 (newbie) operators are unware of what DXing is, they use their vertical antenna and, even if at 150km from you (for them it is a DX !...), they keep on calling again and again even if you call "CQ DX" or "CQ ES". That's a problem with FT8, mainly in "dense" areas like PA/G/DL.
PA3BIY, Peter - JO22HB
Rig:
Home Made, 2 x 12 ele
ODX:
2211 km
Log:
16:32 EA5IEA IM97 FT8 1674+-
16:52 EA7HLB IM76OP FT8 1866
16:55 EA7BPO IM76SR FT8 1847
16:57 CN8LI IM63NX 55 53 SSB 2211
17:01 EA7KR IM76ML 55 59 SSB 1406+-
18:40 IS0FWY JM49 FT8 ES C?? 1435+
Comment:
I tried to spread my attention between FT8 and SSB, and partially succeeded, working 2 stations in Phone.
Although FT8 may bring advantages when it comes to very weak signals, there's a total absence of any structure on 174. In this Es instance a (very) local ham destroyed at least 1 QSO. However, it is not only PA/PE/DL/ON to blame though, as also DX stations could be found in either period. Spreading to a different frequency (same like the QSY form 144.300!) could be a great assist in decreasing the QRM. Or making QSY to SSB/CW of course. Also listening what your neighbour is trying to work and to anticpate would elaviate the QRM problem.

Dear DX stations: What about sending a QSY freq in the CQ message as soon as the band opens? E.g. "CQ 180 EA7ABC"??
PA3FXB, Jan - JO33KC
Rig:
TS2000X + SSPA 350W ant 12 el DK7ZB
Log:
18:47 IS0FWY JM49LH
18:58 IS0OZK JM49MG
PE1ITR, Rob - JO21QK
Rig:
FT818 + PA. 400w 9el yagi
ODX:
CN8LI IM63NX 2177km
Log:
16:25 EA7HLB IM76OP 1830km
16:34 CN8LI IM63NX 2177km
16:48 EA7SL IM76HE 1897km
16:59 EA7ITL IM66WK 1899km
18:39 ISØFWY JM49LH 1376km
Comment:
All QSO's in FT8 mode. Strong signals from CN8LI for some time.. At 16:41 I saw the signals of EA7HLB working D41CV. Maybe double hop/ tr+es to D4 was possible but I saw nothing. Later short opening to IS0.
PE1OZS, Dustin - JO22FA
Rig:
DJ9BV 2.2wl FT847 400Watt
ODX:
1860
Log:
16.48 EB7HEM JM76
16.55 EA7HLB JM76
Comment:
Hi,

Due to some very local stations, transmitting FT8 in the wrong 15 sec slot/window, I was not able to complete a QSO with CN8LI and some other EA stations in that region..

Cheers,
Dustin
SO3Z, Andy - JO82LJ
Rig:
IC7100, 50W, LNA, 14el OWL
ODX:
EB5EEO
Log:
17:42 EB5EEO IM98PG +1/-12 2082km #new loc
18:38 EC5CIA IM99SL 0/+16 1961klm
Comment:
HRD SSB EB7BKY 2420km
HRD FT8 EA3BTZ JN11, EA3GHA JN01, EA5TT IM99, EB5AL JN00, EA3BL JN11, EA3ADW JN11, EA5IEA IM97 2141km , EA3SI JN11, F1JG JN23
JN00, IM77, IM97 would be new :-(
When I was able to work on SSB and CW I heard only EB7BKY. After that I must go out for my XYL and shopping. Anyway I made two QSOs on FT8 waiting in my car :)
All of this station was possible with CW or SSB, FT8 is non sense during ES with QSB and unstable signals ! ! ! Lot of guys in wrong period.

DK1FG and DL1NEO both from JN59 heard today D41CV with TR+ES mix 4875 and 4870km on FT8 ! ! !
SP9AI, bruni - JN99MT
Rig:
400 w
ODX:
1833 km
Log:
18:30 ea1tx in83jj
18:40 ea2awd in93ci
18:45 ea1mx in79jx
18:50 ea1hrr in83jj
19:10 ea2csi in..
19;12 ea2bv heard only
Comment:
ES strong,long,from point to point.
vy 73 de sp9ai
YU1MS, Misha - KN04ET
Rig:
FT-225RD + 100 W; Tonna 7el.
ODX:
F/DL1GI, 1922 Km
Log:
16:21 EA1HRR IN83JJ 1884 Km;
16:27 ED7YAD Beacon hrd CW 559-IM76qo;
18:41 F1DUZ IN97NH 1656 Km;
18:43 F/DL1GI IN77TW 1922 Km.
Comment:
mni tks fer ES QSO`s...all the best until next ES on 144 MHz....vy 73 to all

Best regards, Misha
YU7ON, Zoran - KN04AX
Rig:
TR-751e - 500w - 16el dj9bv
Log:
16:12 EA5IEA im97 ft8
16:21 EA1HRR in83 ssb
16:56 EB5EEO im98 ft8
17:43 F6DBI in88 ft8
17:44 G4RRA io80 ft8
17:47 M0AFJ io70 ft8
18:47 F/DL1GI in77 ssb
18:53 F4FEY in97 ssb
18:58 F1DUZ in97 ssb
19:13 F6DBI in88 ssb
Comment:
73 cu