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July 02. 2003 - A BIG (!) cloud down south | Comments/reports/log-sheets/audios to DK5YA

This was the first day since beginning of May that even 50 MHz was almost dead the whole day through in Europe. Except the very south-western part of Spain. In the afternoon a huge cloud formed in this area covering a very wide range. At 1600 UT 144MHz suddenly opened from EA8 to almost whole Spain. Perhaps some made the ''144 MHz Worked All EA8-award today :-)? Later this cloud was really huge cause EA8 and CN were working into IS0 and south-west France at the same time! And France was waiting for D44 but no Tropo to enhance Es-propagation from D44 to EA8 to F. MUF was high at times (> 200 MHz) cause QRB was quite short from CN to EA5 and EA6 and from EA6 to CT and there were several EA8 working with 1/4 wave sticks and 25 Watt in FM! Later CN was working into I and EA1 at the same time while F was endscale in EA8!!! And, surprise, CN was also worked in G while EA9 was into HB9 and heard shortly in DL. This happened when CT made I8 and IT9 plus 9H1. You guess thats it? Wrong, the cloud came back! At 20:06 CN, EA and EA9 were into F, HB9, I, LX and DL while CT made I8 again, last sigs app. 20:40 UT. There were still short openings from EA8 to EA1 and EA2 until midnight. This was a very big and strong opening when almost whole EA and CT was covered by this Es cloud!
Involved DXCC: CT, EA, EA6, EA8, EA9, CN, F, G, HB9, DL, LX, I, IT9, IS0, 9H1
 

144 MHz Es July 02. 2003

Logs and reports:
CT1EAT | DF2ZC | DL5GAC | EB1EHO | EA3KU | EA4EOZ | EA6VQ | EA1AK/7 | EA7ERP | F1AFJ | F1FIH | F4BWJ | F4DSD | F5JKK | F5IVP | F5SDD | F6DRO | F6FHP | F6HTJ | F8DBF | G4RRA | G7RAU | HB9AA | IW2BSQ | IZ4BEH | I5WBE | IK0WGF | IK8ETN |

CT1EAT, IM68da 
18:02 I8MPO JN70fp
18:04 IS0GQX JM49
18:08 IW9FU JM67mq
18:11 9H1GB JM75fu
18:13 9H1XT JM75gv
18:14 9H1ET JM75gu
18:15 9H1CG JM75fw
18:20 9H5ZA JM75gu
18:21 IW9HFW JM65ku
After loosing the Es last monday, luck smilled to me yesterday. I was driving home when I noticed "RAI" on the RDS display the car radio. It was the signal to drive fast, hi.
The opening lasted until 1830z (or maybe more). At least until that time I could heard a 9H station calling around .300 without any takers. The signals were weak compared to other Es last month, and QSB was strong. Even so, it was a nice opening: 1 new DXCC and 3 new grids!
Cond: FT-847, 17 elem yagi, 200W Amp.

DF2ZC, JO30rn
2019Z EA9MH 51/-- IM85 hrd

DL5GAC, JN47ut
20:11 CN8AT 144 SSB 59 59 IM63EL 2152 km
hrd: several EA7

EB1EHO, IN73dm
18:14 CN8KD IM63NX #226
18:18 EA8EE IL28GD
18:23 EB8CDX IL18OI
18:29 EB8BTV IL18
18:34 EA8BPX IL18SK
TX-RX KENWOOD TS-790E, ANT TONNA 17 EL., PWR 100W

EA3KU, JN00jv
16:26 EB8BTV IL18QI
16:36 EA8EE IL28GD
16:40 EA8TJ IL18RI
16:45 EA8AHH IL18UK

EA4EOZ, IN80CI
16:26 EA8AHH IL18UK
16:28 EB8BTV IL18QI
16:37 EA8EE IL28GC
Another Es this evening. Now with EA8. The sporadic started with low signals, in fact, I thougth it could be tropo, but later signals were as strong as a good sporadic. All worked again with FT-817, 5 watts and turnstile antenna:

EA6VQ, JM19hn
16:32 EB8BTV IL18QI 2161 Km.
16:41 EA8TJ IL18RI 2155 Km.
17:07 EA8AHH IL18UL 2127 Km.
17:21 CN8KD IM63KX 1066 Km.
17:46 CT1EPS IM57XC 969 Km.
Very weak and unstable signals from EA8 here, but heard signals from Canary Islands for more than one hour. Later worked CN and CT (only 969 Km away) so MUF was pretty high ! CN & CT were comming in only for about one minute each.

EA1AK/7, IM66vp
16:20 EB8BTV IL18
16:22 EA8AHH IL18
16:40 CN8KD IM63 (Tropo)
17:56 I0RHJ JN61
17:57 IW0BET JN61
17:58 IS0GQX JM49
17:58 F1NSR JN33
18:00 F5IVP JN23
18:02 IZ5EME JN52
18:03 IK0PEA JN61
18:06 I8MPO JN70
18:07 IK0WGF JN52
18:08 IW0GUG JN61
18:11 I0JXX JN61
18:12 IW0BYL JN61
18:13 IW0GPN JN62
18:15 9H1CG JM75
18:16 9H1ET JM75
18:18 EB6ADS JM29
18:25 IT9/IK0BZY JM76
....
20:15 IW2BSQ JN45
20:16 I2FAK JN45
20:18 IK1GPG JN34
Today I started hearing EA8 stations to the South. First I thought it was Tropo, very usual with EA8 from my QTH, but when noticed the QSB and signals disappearing I realized it was ES. One hour later the opening was to the East. Countries worked: CN(1), EA6(1), EA8(2), I(10), IS0(1), IT9(1), F(2), 9H(2). Best DX IT9/IK0BZY (1905 Km), Shortest QRB EB6ADS (only 984 Km)

EA7ERP, IM87ee
18:18 9H1GB JM75FU 59 59 SSB 1620
18:20 IT9/IK0BZY JM76OP 59 59 SSB 1671
20:13 HB9AA JN36BK 59 59 SSB 1301

F1AFJ, JN06ht
1703 CN8KD 59 59 IM63NX
Hrd EA8TJ and EA8IF 52/53 QRM !!!!!!!! on 144300

F1FIH, JN23gs
17:10 EB8BTV IL18QI 59 59 SSB
17:18 EA8TJ IL18RI 59 59 SSB
17:54 CN8KD IM63NX 57 57 SSB
17:56 CN8LI IM63NX 59 59 SSB
18:03 EA9IB IM85NG 59 59 SSB

F4BWJ, IN93mp
16:53 EA8EE IL28GD 59+ 59+ SSB 2155
17:01 CN8KD IM63NX 59 59 SSB 1190
17:28 EA8BPX IL18SK 59 59 SSB 2183
17:34 EA8TJ IL18RI 59 59 SSB 2195
17:36 EB8BTV IL18QI 59 59 SSB 2200
18:00 EA8AHH IL18UK 55 51 SSB 2174
18:22 EB8CDX IL18OI 57 55 SSB 2209
18:24 EA8IF IL18TK 59+ 59 SSB 2178
18:40 EB8AYA IL18RI 58 59 SSB 2195
Working on my computer, this afternoon of July the 2nd, my TX receiving on 144.300, I heard an EA station calling and calling for a long time (my antenna was turned to the NE), so I didn't pay attention because I'm living near the Spanish border (EA2) and kept on working. But EA station still calling after an half of an hour and at 16:53, I stopped working and listen carefully. It was EA8EE calling! Wahoo! I put my antenna to his direction and replied to him and so.... ES party time to EA8 and CN.
 
F4DSD, JN23jo
17H10 EB8BTV 57 57 IL18QI 2552KM
17H18 EA8TJ 57 59 IL18RI 2546KM
17H34 EA8BPX 59 59 IL18SK 2534KM
17h48 CN8KD 57 57 IM63NX 1469KM
18H07 CN8LI 57 57 IM63NX 1469KM
18H13 EA9IB 57 57 IM85NG 1135KM

F5JKK, IN87pr
17:47 CN8KD 2m IM63nx SSB 1548km
18:11 CN8LI 2m IM63 SSB
18:15 EA8BPX 2m IL18sk SSB 2451km
18:17 EA8EE 2m IL28gd SSB 2440km
18:31 EB8CDX 2m IL18oi SSB 2473km Rx only
50w 11el yagi

F5IVP, JN23qi
17.00 UTC:144.280Mhz = EB8BTV 59 59 IL18QI
17.45 UTC:144.220Mhz = CN8LI 53 53 IM63..
19.55 UTC:144.300Mhz = CN8KD 59 59 IM63NX
20.00 UTC:144.310Mhz = EA1AK/7 59 59 IM66VP

F5SDD, JN23rf
17.02 144.280 EB8BTV IL18QI 2573km
18.14 144.325 CN8LI IM63NX 1463 km
IC211E + (2) 4X150 eyd + 11elts

F6DRO, JN03tj
1659z EA8EE 59 59 IL28gd
1700 EB8BTV 59 55 IL18qi
1701 EA8AHH 59 57 IL18uk
1703 EA8TJ 59 59 IL18ri
1727 CN8KD 59 59 IM63nx
1728 EA8BPX 59 59 IL18sk
1808 EA9IB 59 lost in qsb
-opening lasted very long time , I was listenig , but could'nt find other  stations . Guys in IN94 worked EA8 I could'nt hear. I don't know how was the MUF exactly EA8 were working JN25 and JN03 at the same time.
-Very good behaviour from the EA8 guys , well spreading on the band , calling CQ on 300 and telling they were listening on 280-260 , very good!
-At one time there was QRM on 300 , I think I heard in the QRM someone from IM23 , but not really sure about this.

F6FHP, IN94tr
1709 CN8KD 59/59 IM63NX
1714 EA8EE 59/59 IL28GD
1726 EA8BPX 57/57 IL18SK
1727 EB8BTV 59/59 IL18QI
1734 EA8AHH 59/59 IL18UK
1741 EA8TJ 59/59 IL18RI
1746 CN8LI 54/55
1751 EB8CSD 59/59 IL28 145550 FM
1752 EA8PJ 59/59 IL28 145550 FM
1807 EA8/IK1JPV 59/59 IL28EG
1809 EB8AMT 53/59 IL18
1813 EA8BPK 53/53 IL18
1819 EB8CHC 59/59 IL18 145300 FM
1823 EA8IF 59/58 IL18TK
1833 EB8CDK 57/55 IL18OF
1841 EB8AYA 59/57 IL18CQ
I just finished to fix my pramp, the first station I hear is CN8KD with my antennas down, beam heading : 280 !
Then, I put up the antennas ....

F6HTJ, JN12kq
16.48 utc EA8EE IL28GD 59/59
16.53 EB8BTV IL18QI 59/59
17.04 EA8TJ IL18RI 59/59
18.04 CN8LI IM63 55/55
40w 11 elem.f9ft

F8DBF, IN78RI
1737 CN8KD IM63NX 1609km
1743 CN8LI IM63NX 1609km

G4RRA, IO80bs
1900 CN8KD 55 55 IM63NX
Well i was really lucky with this one,right on the edge of it here in io80#. I also heard CN8LI,but conditions vanished as I passed the information,no EA8s were audible here,and the two stations mentioned were the only ones audible with me.
Equipment IC275H + Preamp +3cx1500 Ant 2x10ele @ 20Metres

G7RAU, IO90ir
18:32:27 CN8KD 59 53 IM63NX 1917
'I think only g4rra and myself were in this one in g
CN8KD was s3>9++ deep qsb, 2mins after this lightning hit nearby and  I lost power! Just b4 CN8KD I hrd EA8TO?? working someone, he was weak and I had static up 2 s9, I shouted him once but no luck

HB9AA, JN36bk
18h00 EA9IB IM85mg 1'452 Km 144.300 SSB
...
20h14 CN8PT?? 144.300 SSB 51
20h15 EA7ERP IM87ee 1'306 Km 144.300 SSB 59

IW2BSQ, JN45uj
17.53 CN8KD IM63NX 1896
18.01 CN8LI IM63NX 1896
no ea8 pity
...
20.15 ea1ak/7 in IM66

IZ4BEH, JN54wl
Quick ES open at 1835z qso with CN8KD IM63NX 55 55
only few minuts in my locator.

I5WBE, JN53jr
17.56 CN8KD 55 -57 IM63NX
18.08 CN8LI 59 -57 IM63NX

IKWGF, JN52vc
17:55 CT1EPS IM57xc
17:58 CT1CAD IM67ge
18:05 EA1AK/7 IM66vp
RIG: ICOM IC 271A & 2X11 DL6WU

IK8ETN, JM89ch
18,00 CT1EPS 55 IM57XC 2126 km

Audios:
IK0WGF with EA1AK/7
EA4EOZ with EA8AHH
EA4EOZ with EA8EE
EA4EOZ with EB8BTV
EA4EOZ with EB8BTV chatting  
CT1EAT with 9H1ET
CT1EAT with 9H1CG
CT1EAT with 9H5Z
 

 

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