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July 08. 2003 - Southwest again - twice | Comments/reports/log-sheets/audios to DK5YA

Another usual Es day in Europe. MUF was not that really high in the morning and early afternoon. At app. 1500 UT first BC-signals from EA into PA0 and DL and MUF was rising pretty fast again. At 15:24 very short and weak EA7 into DL but at 15.45 UT 144 was in a good shape for a nice opening. While EA and EA6 and CT was into DL, PA0, OK and SP, G made I and EA6 too. One QSO reported so far from DL (JN49) to EA8 and one from DL to CN8. Band closed at 16:45 UT until 17:55 UT when the second leg started. Again EA7 into DL while CT was into S5, HA, HB9 and DL. This one was very spotty and short, just like MS some said. 7X2LS was also QRV but ... again after the opening...
Involved DXCC: EI, G, GW, PA0, ON, F, DL, OZ, HB9, OE, HA, S5, I, EA, EA6, EA8, CN8, CT

Logs and reports:
CT1ANO | CT1DIN | CT1EAT | CT1EKD | CT4RK | DF1CF | DF2ZC | DF5DE | DF6NA | DF8IK | DF9IC | DG0DRF | DG9MAQ | DJ3LE | DJ8OG | DK2RY | DK5RQ | DK5YA | DL3HRT | DL3JIN | DL4DWA | DL5ROB | DL5XV | DL6BF | DL6YCY | DL8AAV | DL8EBW | DL8LAQ | DL9MCC | DL9USA | EA1AK/7 | EA4CTF | EA4EOZ | EA5EHS/p | EA5ZF | EA6VQ | EA7ERP | EA7RM | EI5FK | F1FIH | F4BWJ | F5IVP | F5SDD | G4HGI | G4RRA | G7RAU | G8HGN | GW3LEW | HA5OV | HB9DFG | IK0WGF | IW0GPN | OE3FVU | OE5MPL | OK1KT | ON1AEN | ON1IM | OZ1LPR | OZ4VW | PA2CHR | PA2DWH | PA3BIY | PB1TT | PD0PVL | PD2DB | PE1GNP | S51ZO |

CT1ANO, IN51re
OK1AMI JO70 15.59
OK1KT JO70 15.59
SP6IWQ JO80 16.00
DL5ROB JN68 16.00
DB6RO JN58 16.01
DF1CF JN57 16.02
OK1AYK JN78 16.04
OE5MPL JN78 16.05
DL1GNM JN38 16.07
DK5RQ JN68 16.07
DC5SG JN59 16.08
DH8SBT JN48 16.09
DF3RU JN59 16.10
SP6GZZ JO80 16.10
OK1APY JN79 16.11
DL1NAI JN59 16.11
DK2RY JN59 16.11
OK1MG JO70 16.12
DG2NBN JN59 16.13
DJ9EV JN49 16.15
DL2RDT JN59 16.15
SQ?AR JO71MC 16.16
DL3DXX JO61 16.18
DL3NCR JN4?QX 16.18
DF9IC JN48 16.17
OK1MHZ JO70 16.19
DF9NP JN58 16.20
KENWOOW TS 2000 100W 10 ELEM. LONG YAGI

CT1DIN, IN60im
17:54 S51ZO JN86
17:56 HA3HV JN86
17:58 IK3TPP JN65
17:59 S51KK JN76
18:01 S51MQ JN75
18:14 OE3FVU JN78
18:18 HA5OV JN97
TX/RX KENWOOD TS-790E + AMP. 160W + YAGI 13 ELEM

CT1EAT, IM68da
1605 DF6NA JN49xs
1606 DL4ANT JN49lf
...
1808 OE5??? Only heard
1809 DL9MCC JN58ua
1810 DG9MAQ JN58lj
1811 DJ8RZ JN58wv
Today we had a very short opening. So short many (including me) will question  if this was Es, or something else ... I start listening DF6NA at 1603z, with S3. I called him several times with no result. At 1605 the signal literally "jumped" to full scale! Amazing!

CT1EKD, IM59ib
In 8th July I arrived home to late for working the ES, but worked RW1ZC/mm and RW1ZM/mm in IL10NU 2.149 kilometres(not bad), Worked also EA8/DL6FAW, EA8AYA, EA8AYA in UHF. More than 6 hours with non-stop tropo between CT land and 5T land.

CT4RK, IM57nw
DL6FAW/EA8-IL18BP-15H36-S9+30
CN8KD-IM63NX-15H45- S2
DL4DWA-JN61QH- 16H00- S9+20
DJ9EV-JN94C?-strong QSB- S0/S9
DK2RY-16H05-JN59?? locator local QRM
DL2NA(or R?)-16H06-JN50VF
DK5YA-16H07- JN49NX-strong
DL2DN -JN48MX-16H10-nice signal but QSB
DL6NAA-16H18-JN??FV- QRM
DF6GNA -JN49XS-16H21 -S9
DL3DXX -JO61VC- strong
DL1NAI -JN59NP-strong but QSB
EA8EE -IL28GD- S5
EB8AYA -IL18CQ- 16H30-S9+40 (S9+20 on 432.2)
OE5MPL -JN78CJ -18H07 -S9
DL2MCC -JN58UA -18H18 Good conditions
RW1ZC/MM -IL10LU -19H00 -S5
FT736R one tube 200W PEP Home made amp 9 elem yagi vertical polarised

DF1CF, JN57fp
16:03 CT1ANO 59 59 IN51

DF2ZC, JO30rn
15:46 EA7BYM IM66UM 59 59 1907 km
16:07 EA1AK/7 IM66 55 59 1938+- km
16:15 EA7AJ IM87CS 52 hrd 1677 km
16:21 EA4BPJ IN8ET 55 59 1381 km
Rig: TS2000, 2xGU74b (EME-Power), 4 x 17 F9FT
I felt like once again being at the edge of the opening as signals never were as loud as usual. No other stations were heard.

DF5DE, JO40cx
1600 EA7AJ 59/59 IN87cs
1603 EA4BPJ 59/59 IN80ej
hr only few minutes, strong qsb

DF6NA, JN49xs
start 15:58
EA4DTX IN80bj, EA4EOZ IN80ci, EA4BPJ IN80ej, EA4LU IM68tv, F4BWJ IN92, CT1EAT IM68da, EA2RY IN82pu, F8DNX IN93, EA8/DL6FAW IL18bp (3321 km - pse QSL),
CT1DLF IM58lu, CT4RK IM57nw (pse QSL !)
stop 16:33
Tnx all stations calling me - especially EA8/DL6FAW - new DXCC new WW-Locator and new ODX on ES for me.

DF8IK, JO30jt
16:06 EA5AJX 59 59 IM98KU
16:07 EA7BYM 59 59 IM66
16:08 EA5DIT 55 59 IM99CD C? qsb down
16:11 EA5DIT 59 59 IM99CD now C
16:20 EA7AJ 55 59 IM87CS
no others heard, agn nil from EA8. Rig: 350w, 11el. yagi

DF9IC,  JN48iw
16:05 EA2CAR IN82pu hrd - 3 succesful calls but no complete QSO due to QSB
16:10 EA4LU IM68tw hrd
16:17 CT? IM57nw hrd
16:21 CT1ANO 59 59 IN51re

DG0DRF, JO71jj
16:12 UTC EA2CAR IN82PU 59 59 1622 km
16:23 UTC CT1DHM IN61CC 57 57 2066 km
my rig:Kenwood TM-255E, 40 Watt, 11 elements F9FT

DG9MAQ, JN58lj
16:00 hrd EA??? with FT-817 and Diamond X-30 GP
16:10 hrd Broadcast from EA 94,5 MHz RDS-Code "RNE 3" in my car
16:34 wkd CT1DHM IN61CC 1681km 59/59
18:10 wkd CT1EAT IM68DA 1893km 59/53
worked with 9 El. Tonna and abt. 200 W

DJ3LE, JO44tn
1623utc EA5DIT 59/59 IM99
Only one station here in the northern part of DL. Just came from QRL and switched on the TRX. I called 15min CQ on 144.280MHz but no QSO. After 1638utc QSO the ES close down here.

DJ8OG, JO40mf
16:17 EA4LU IM68TV 1747km
16:19 EA2CAR IN82PU 1213km
IC 275H 100W, 8 element (DK7ZB)

DK2RY, JN59
16:05 CT4RK IM69 heard
16:09 EA4LU IM68TU heard
16:20 CT1ANO IN51RE QSO
16:24 CT1DHM IN61CC QSO
18:05 EA1AK/7 IM66 QSO

DK5RQ, JN68bv
16:04 F8DNX 59 59 IN93FJ 1215km
16:08 CT1ANO 59 59 IN51RE 1828km
16:35 CT1DHM 59 59 IN61CC 1782km

DK5YA, JN49nx
16:07 EA4LU IM68
16:07 CT4RK, IM57
16:13 F4DPN, IN93 (short QRB)
16:15 CT4RX IM69
16:19 EA2CAR IN82
16:19 EA4DTX IN80
Was driving pretty fast from QRL cause when I started at 15:20 UT BC was crowded with EA in my radio. Came home at 16:00 UT, went to the shack and haerd EA4LU endscale while turning my antenna. Nothing new so far cause nothing more to work in CT and EA :-). Heard mni EA and CT but didn't call not to increase QRM for the others.
Rig: FT1000MP, TVTR, 4x9el M, GS35

DL3HRT, JO61ab
16:10 F4BWJ SSB IN93MP 1.279km
16:11 EA2CAR SSB IN82PU 1.442km #257
16:12 F4DPN SSB IN93FL 1.326km
16:18 EA4LU SSB IM68TV 1.974km #258
Rig: 100 Watt + 2x9-ele. Yagi 2.5wl

DL3JIN, JO60lx
16:13z EA2CAR IN82PU
16:17z EA1TH IN72WW

DL4DWA, JO61qh
1600 EA4DTX 144 SSB 59 59 IN80BJ (1797km)
1609 EA2CAR 144 SSB 59 59 IN82PU (1533km)
1612 F4BWJ 144 SSB 59 59 IN93MP (1370km)
1616 EB1TH 144 SSB 59 59 IN72WW (1612km)
1620 CT4RK 144 SSB 59 59 IM57NW (2289km)

DL5ROB, JN68hg
16:01 CT1ANO 59 59 IN51RE

DL5XV, JO53ap
16:13 EA5DIT 59 59 IM99CD
16:15 EA5AJX 55 hrd IM98 only hrd/NC
very short ES in JO53 again

DL6BF, JO32qi
15.53 ea5afp 5959 im98vx
15.56 ea5apl 5959 im98sq
15.59 ea5ajx 5959 im98
15.58 eb5bbp 5959 im99tv
16.00 ea5ehs/p 5959 im99tv
16.09 eb5ayg 5959 im99tn
16.13 ea5dit 5959 im99cd
16.15 ea7it 5959 im87xi
16.21 ea7erp 5959 im87ee

DL6YCY, JO41cu
16:17 EA7YBM

DL8AAV, JO52dh
16.01 EA4BPJ IN80ET 5/9 5/9
16.02 EA4DTX IN80BJ 5/9 5/9
16.03 EA5AJX IM98KU 5/9 5/9
16.04 EB5AYG IM99TN 5/9 5/9
16.17 EA4DTX IN80BJ 5/9 5/9
16.26 EA4EFJ IN80 5/9 5/9

DL8EBW, JO31nf
1601 EA7AJ IM87 59 / 59 QSO-C
1602 EA6VQ JM19 57 / hrd hrd only
1605 EA5AJX IM98 59 / hrd hrd only
1609 EA5DIT IM99 59 / 59 QSO-C
1612 EA5DJX IM98 55 / NC QSO-NC
I left home at 1645UT bcse family business

DL8LAQ, JO43xu
1605 EA7AJ IM87CS hrd 55
1604 EA5AJX IM98KU hrd 53
1612 EA5DIT IM99CD 59 59
1622 EA7AJ IM87CS 59 59
Rig: TS-850S, LT2S, 3CX400, 17el F9FT

DL9MCC, JN58ua
16:37 CT1DHM 55 hrd
18:07 CT1EAT 59 59 IM68DA 1921KM. new#
18:18 CT4RK 59 59 IM57NW 2004KM, new#

DL9USA, JO71en
16:00 EA4DTX IN80BJ
16:10 EA2CAR IN82PU
16:15 EA1TH IN72WW

EA1AK/7, IM66vp
15:45 DF2ZC NC
16:03 LX1VS NC
16:11 DF2ZC JO30 1891 Km
16:15 DK3EE JO41 2053 Km
16:17 DL2OM JO30 1895 Km
16:19 DB1KTS JO30 1919 Km
16:20 DJ2QV JO31 1941 Km
......
17:58 DJ5RE JN59 2034 Km
17:58 DF9NP JN58 1942 Km
17:59 OK1XOD JO70 +-2288 Km
18:00 DC6RN JN59 2034 Km
18:01 DL0UL JN48 1855 Km
18:04 OK1IAS JO60 2105 Km
18:04 DL0AO JN59 2034 Km
18:04 DG6RB JN59 2034 Km
18:05 DH3RFJ JN59 +-1993 Km
18:06 DL1GGT JN58 1872 Km
18:07 DK2RY JN59 1986 Km
18:12 DL1SDN NC
18:14 F5JNX JN37 1667 Km
..........
After missing the short opening on monday, today I have worked some ES again. At 1745 I heard DF2ZC, very weak, unable to work him. Also heard at 16:03 LX1VS calling, also very weak. A little bit later I managed to complete some QSOs. This first opening was very short and many QSB, like a bunch of little openings, similar to MS big bursts.
One hour later another opening, this time with stronger signals. 17 completed QSO in 3 countries (DL, OK, F), in 9 different squares.
And for the end of a happy day, a super-tropo QSO with RW1ZM/MM in IL10nu, near the coast of Mauritania, 2036 Km away. You can hear the recording of the QSO here: http://www.qsl.net/ea1rx/sonidos/RW1ZM3.mp3
 

EA4CTF, IM89at
1811 DL3NCR 59 59 JN48QX
1811 HB9DFG 59 59 JN37SM
1812 DF9NP 59 59 JN58LU
1812 DJ5RE 59 59 JN59WK

EA4EOZ, IN80ci
1st:
15:59 DF6NA JN49xs
Today another "common" aperture (Who said this was "sporadic"?? :o) DF6NA was peaking full scale. Heard some other DL stations, but lot of QSB and low signals. Many stations on 300.
2nd:
Another aperture at 18:00 UTC, heard HB9DFG in JN37sn (1208 Km, MUF=176 MHz!) and some DL stations again. Weak signals. None worked.
FT-817, 5 watts and turnstile antenna.

EA5EHS/P, IM99tv
16:47 PA3DOL 59/59
16:14 DG5YIL 59/59 jo32kb
16:20 PE9DX 59/59 jo33md
16:22 PA1GYS 59/59 jo22ww
15:56 PA0PVW 55/
16:59 DL6BF 53/
16:06 DG0KW 53/59
16:08 PA3CEG 53/55 jo33fb
16:10 PA1BV 59/59 jo33fb
16:12 PA5TA 55/55 jo33fb
15:46 PA3DOL 59/59
15:48 PE1HW 57/59
15:51 PA0JMV 59/59 jo21pm
15:54 PA3FXB 53/55 jo33kc
15:55 PA3ECU 59/59 jo32cf
Sorry all I lost. I have a lot of QRM from VHF cluster
(antennas are 2 meter apart, no more place in the qth)
948m heigth, 50w, 13 ele fixed to 30 degrees. FT100D.
My second ES.

EA5ZF, IM99vt
Very short Es opening into my QTH. After two long years QRT for marriage and multiple changes of house I have ready to work a small 17 el F9FT. This is my first Es on this year and has been very weak and unstable. I have heard several stations, but only can work:
PE9DX 59/59 JO33MD abt 16:18 UTC
HRD: Several DL, PA (PA3DZL, PA2CHR, etc).
Cond here: 17el, 100W, no preamp.


EA6VQ, JM19hn
15:53 F1DBN JOVT
15:57 PE9DX JO33
16:01 ON4ADP JO11
16:01 PA3BIY JO22
16:01 PD2DB JO22MD
16:02 DK5DQ JO31
16:03 PA3CEG JO33FB
16:03 PDPVL JO22
16:05 PA3DOL JO22
16:05 PA2DWH JO22GD
16:06 PA3DZL JO21HM
16:06 PAJMV JO21PM
16:07 PAWWM JO22FE
16:11 PA3FOC JO21
16:13 ON1AEN JO1
16:28 G4KWQ IO92AQ
16:31 GUWK IO83VC
Yet another sporadic-E today. This time not very good in Balearic Islands with only some short openings from time to time and not very strong signals.

EA7ERP, IM87ee
16:15 PA5TA JO33GD 59 59 SSB 1940
16:17 PD2DB JO22MD 59 59 SSB 1766
16:18 DL6BF JO32QI 59 59 SSB 1891
16:19 DJ9ZJ JO32OH 59 59 SSB 1882

EA7RM, IM87cs
15:31 DF2JQ JO31HL 59 59 SSB 1728
16:52 DK7BY JO42KH 59 59 SSB 1892
16:52 PA2CHR JO22XA 59 59 SSB 1757
16:57 PE9DX JO33MD 59 SSB NC 1902
16:58 PE3CEG JO33FB 55 59 SSB 1874
16:59 PA1YL JO33FB 55 57 SSB 1874
17:00 PE2DVH JO33IK 55 55 SSB 1919
Opening started just when i prepared to turn off my rig and back to qrl, made one qso and leaved. Later when i came back was able to work some more qso but unfortunately missed the best of the opening.

EI5FK, IO51rt
16:07 IC8CQF JN70CN 59 59 SSB 2137
16:10 IZ5EME JN52NS 59 59 SSB 1782
16:12 I8YGZ JN70HR 55 59 SSB 2150

F1FIH, JN23gs
16:20 G4HGI IO83PL 59 59 SSB

F4BWJ, IN93mp
15:58 DF5NK JN59PM 59 59 1139
16:05 DF6NA JN49XS 59 59 1073
16:10 DL3HRT JO61AB 59 59 1277
16:11 DL4DWA JO61QH 59 59 1369
16:11 DL3DXX JO61VC 59 59 1382
16:15 DL3NUA JO64XB 55 55 1585

F5IVP, JN23qi
16.20 UTC:144.300Mhz = G7RAU 59/59 IO90IR
16.27 UTC:144.295Mhz = G0CUZ 59/59 IO82WM
IC 820H, 150W, 9 elts F9FT

F5SDD, JN23RF
16.19 G4HGI 59/59 IO83(pl) 1287 km
16.20 G3NVO 59/59 IO91(jk) 1040 km
IC211E + (2) 4X150 eyd + 11elts

F8DBF, IN78RI
1555 IW0BET JN61FS 1517km
1555 IW0GPN JN62FB 1499km#
1556 IK5OEA JN53PG 1347km
1601 IC8CQF JN70CN 1714km
1604 IZ5EME JN52NS 1364km
1619 IK5ORJ JN53NU 1304km
1711 YU1IO KN04FT 1941km

G4HGI, IO83pl
1617 F5SDD 59/59 JN23
1619 F1FIH 59/59 JN23

G4RRA, IO80
1600 IC8CQF 59 59 JN70CN
1614 IZ5EME 59 59 JN52NS
1617 IK0WGF 59 59 JN52VC

G7RAU, IO90ir
MUF>>200mhz, F5IVP was really loud!!
16:21:07 F5IVP 59 59 JN23QI 950

G8HGN, JO01fo
Worked EA6/DF9UX in JM09RA at 1632z 59 59.
Nothing else heard, but PA & DL into IM87 around same time. Mid point of path JN05 corresponds ok with other QSO's so probably Es.

GW3LEW, IO71ps
1610 IC8CQF JN70
only one other heard so short!

HA5OV, JN97nj
18.18 CT1DIN 59/59 IN60IM

HB9DFG, JN37sm
18.11 EA4CTF IM89at 59 59 1259km

IKWGF, JN52vc
15:55 F6FAI IN88HM
16.18 G4RRA IO80
HRD
16:05 F8DBF <> IZ5EME
16:15 GW3LEW <> IC8CQF
RIG: ICOM IC 271A & 2X11 DL6WU
...short ES in JN52! :(

IW0GPN, JN62fb
1555 144 SSB F8DBF 59 59 IN78RI ES
1602 144 SSB F6FAI 59 57 IN88HM ES

OE3FVU, JN78ve
18.12 CT1DIN IN60

OE5MPL, JN78cj
16:05Z CT1ANO 59/59 IN51re 1956 km
16:35Z CT1DHM 59/59 IN61cc 1908 km
18:10Z CT1EAT 59/NC IM68da 2105 km
18:16Z CT4RK 59/59 IM57nw 2190 km
In this two short openings only contacts to CT have been possible. EA4CTF heard for short time, absolutely nil to EA6.

OK1KT, JO70we
1600 CT1ANO 59 144.310 IN51RE
1604 F8DNX 59 144.300 IN93FJ
1605 F4DPN 59 144.310 IN93FL
Only few minutes here was the "regular" E

ON1AEN, JO10vw
16:13 EA6VQ 59/59 JM19
16:17 EA6/DF9UX 59/59 JM09
16:18 EA6FB 59/59 JM08PM
16:19 EA7IT 59/59 IM87 (1)
16:20 EA3CSV 59/- JN01NP
(1) did he received his report?

ON1IM, JO11ub
18:19 EA6/DF9UX 5/9 5/9 JM19
18:21 EA3CSV 5/9 5/9 JN01

OZ1LPR, JO44uw
1609 EA5AJX 59 59 IM98KU
1610 EA5DIT 59 59 IM99CD
1614 EA7IT 59 59 IM87XI
I heard EA5AYG IM99TN and EA7R??

OZ4VW, JO45ut
16.09 EB5AYG 5/9 5/9 IM99TN 1954Km. New#

PA2CHR, JO22xa
16:11 EA3CSV 5-9 5-9 JN01ND
16:17 EA5EJT 5-9 5-9 IM99RT
16:21 EB5AYG 5-9 5-9 IM99TN
16:32 EA5AJX 5-9 5-9 IM98KU
16:52 EA7RM 5-9 5-9 IM87CS

PA2DWH,  JO22gd 
16:07 EA6VQ JM19 55 59 SSB 1408+-
16:27 EA5AFP IM98 55 59 SSB 1573+-
16:27 EA6FB JM8PW 59 59 SSB 1489

PA3BIY, JO22eb
15.52 EA5HB 59 - NC
15.47 EA5APL 59 59
16.01 EA6VQ 59 59 JM19
16.12 EA6/DF9UX 59 59 JM09
16.18 EA6FB 59 59 JM08PW
16.14 EA3CSV 59 - JN01ND
Hrd: EA5EJT (IM99)
Tonight's opening was rather unstable, with short lasting openings,
rarely beyond 5 minutes. Some Spanish operators were very keen
on getting the locator correct to the last digit, forgetting in the
meantime to give a report :-(. This cost me 2 QSO's!

PB1TT, JO22ff
1614 EA3CSV 59 59 JN01ND
also mni EA6 heard, but worked all on June 16th

PD0PVL, JO22xe
1602 eh6vq jm19mp
1607 ea5ayg im99tn
1619 ea5afp im99..
1627 ea5ajx im98ku

PD2DB, JO22md
16:00 EA5AFP IM98VX 59 59 SSB 1519
16:01 EA6VQ JM19HN 59 59 SSB 1411
16:03 EA5HB IM98WX 59 59 SSB 1517
16:06 EA3CBH JM19IN 59 59 SSB 1410
16:18 EA7ERP IM87EE 59 59 SSB 1795
16:19 EA5EJT IM99RG 59 59 SSB 1494
16:26 EA3CSV JN01ND 59 59 SSB 1258

PE1GNP, JO31ix
16:19 EA5AJX 59 IM98KU
16:23 EA5DIT 59 IM99
The first station I heard was EA7IT at 16:07, but after working another station it was gone.
Hrd EA6VQ, Too many on .300!

S51ZO, JN86dr
17:53 CT1DIN 59 59 ssb IN60IM 2010 km
17:54 EA1ASC 59 59 IN70DX 1868
18:13 CT1ANO 59 59 IN51RE 2070
18:15 CT1CLR 59 59 IN50QP 2103
18:16 EA1ASC 59 59 IN70DX 1868
 

Audios:
IK0WGF with F6FAI
DF1ZC with EA1AK/7
F5IVP with G0CUZ
HB9DFG with EA4CTF
CT1EKD with RW1ZD/mm [Tropo]
IW0GPN with F6FAI
IW0GPN with F8DBF
 

 

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