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Sporadic 'E' in 2003 - A summary | Last update 29.09.03, 17:00 UT | You are on /..June 4.

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June 04. 2003 - Nice one late in the evening | Please send your comments/reports/log-sheets/audios to DK5YA

Day started very poor, even 50 MHz was dead like a doornail until noon. Early in the afternoon few Es clouds formed both in the eastern and western part of Europe. The one above Biscay finally crossed the ''magic line'' at 19.00 UT when suddenly lots of BC was into UK and EI. At 19.30 UT 144 opened from EA5,6 and EA7 into G, GW, EI, GI and PA0. MUF was like a Jo-Jo, up'n down. But at 20:17 Es came back much stronger, now also to DL, ON, OK, OZ and HB9 and EA and EA6 still pretty strong into G and EI. Wide spread opening until 21:12 UT.
Involved DXCC: G, GW, GI, EI, PA0, ON, OZ, OK, DL, HB9, EA, EA6, CT
 

144 MHz Es June 4. 2003

Logs and reports:
CT1EAT | CT1FAK | DF1GL | DG8UAW | DK5RQ | DL1GNM | DL6BF | DL8EBW | DL9OBD | EA1AK/7 | EA6VQ | EA7ERP | EI5FK | G0CUZ | G1AAR | G4LOH | G8HGN | G8RWG | GW3LEW | GW8ASA | HB9DFG | HB9JAW | OK1MZM | OK1TEH | PA3BIY | PE1GNP |

CT1EAT, IM68da
2105 DL9OBD JO42
2107 DF8IK NC
Unfortunatly tonight it was a *very* short Es on 144MHz.
Even so, it's better than nothing :0). See you on 2m.

CT1FAK, IN50qo
20:43 DG8UAW JN48BR 59 59 SSB ES 1597
20:48 DK5RQ JN68BV 59 59 SSB ES 1871
20:50 DF1GL JN47CO 59 59 SSB ES 1548
20:51 OK1MZM JN69PR 59 59 SSB ES 1984
20:51 HB9DFG JN37SM 59 59 SSB ES 1499
21:00 DKALK JN38WB 59 59 SSB ES 1547
21:02 OK1TEH JO7FD 59 59 SSB ES 2079
21:06 IK4DRY JN64BL 52 52 SSB FAI 1748
21:07 IK1SPR JN34TQ 52 52 SSB FAI 1401
21:09 I4RHP JN54QL 52 52 SSB FAI 1689
21:13 IZ4BEH JN54WL 52 52 SSB FAI 1728
21:13 I2PY JN55NB 52 52 SSB FAI 1680
21:14 I4YNO JN54OK 52 41 SSB FAI 1675
21:19 I4LUI JN54VV 52 52 SSB FAI 1728
21:29 IK1SPR JN34TQ 52 52 SSB FAI 1401
This is the big shot ! Esporadic (no new #) and a very nice surprise : My fisrt QSOs in FAI to Italy.
The big problem is all the Italy people as OK1TEH maybe are coming from the Pub and the voice is very "scrambled" hi hi hi (just a joke)
To OK1TEH sorry very much to take you out of Pub, but OK1MZM is the guilty.

DF1GL, JN47co
20:52 UTC CT1FAK 59 59 IN50QO 1556 km
short ES, IC910, 100 Watt, 4 ele Yagi

DG8UAW, JN48br
20.43z CT1FAK 59/59 IN50qo 1598km
20.52z CT2GRW 59/59 IN60co 1545km
Finally a QRL-friendly opening (in my case)
openings really short abt. 1min each, could be more but maybe  path was leading into wet squares?

DK5RQ in JN68bv
20:45 EA1 ??? hrd
20:50 CT1FAK 59 59 IN50
20.52 CT1CLR 59 59 IN50
vy short Es, deep. QSB.

DL1GNM, JN38wb
20:59 CT1FAK 53/59 IN50QO
 
DL6BF , JO32QI
20.55 ea1ak/7 5959 im66
20.58 ea7bym 5959 im66um
hrd : ea1ak , short ct1fak

DL8EBW, JO31nf
2027 CT1DIZ IM58 55 / 59
Again a long night on 3m, but 2m opened only some minutes again. Lets hope for comming days...

DL9OBD, JO42qn
CT1EAT JM66 - JO42QN 21:05 UT
8877 PA homebrew, 4x11 ele Flexa, Landwehr preamp, 50m Aircom Plus, 18m a.g.l, 60m a.sl.  QRV 6m,2m Tropo, ES, EME JT44

EA1AK/7, IM66vp
20:56 ON4?? NC
20:57 PE1GNP JO31
20:57 ON4PS JO20
20:57 ON1?? NC
20:58 DL6BF JO32
20:58 DL5NAV JO33
21:04 PA3CEG JO33
21:04 PA5WX JO33
21:05 PA3BZL JO22
21:05 PA3FXB JO33
21:05 PA1YL JO33
21:06 PE1RLF JO33
21:06 PD0ROS JO22
21:06 PA3ECU JO32
21:06 PD4HDB JO??
21:07 PD2JVE JO22
21:07 DL6NF JO33
21:07 PA3FFX JO33
21:08 PA3DYS NC
21:10 PA3DYS NC Heard again, but unable to complete for second time.
It was a short opening, but very productive !, 100W + 9 ele. At 19:42 I hear PA3BGM very weak calling another station, in a very short opening. Then nothing. I was very frustrated ! In the DX Cluster I was seeing EA5 and EA7 east from me working G's. But at 20:56 the show begun !

EA6VQ, JM19hn
20:50 GW8JLY IO81JM 59 59 SSB 1404
20:55 GW7SMV IO81LN 59 59 SSB 1404
21:06 EI5FK IO51RT 59 59 SSB 1610
Very spotty opening, heard many stations but signals vanishing in a few seconds making QSOs imposible. This is the list of the few complete QSOs, all worked with 35W. because PA blew a few hours before. (Bad to read that, Gabriel, Ed.]

EA7ERP, IM87ee
20:53 ON1AEN JO10VX 59 59 SSB 1580
20:54 PA3BIY JO22EB 59 59 SSB 1768
20:55 PA2DWH JO22 59 59 SSB 1833 Aprox.
20:57 F4ALP JO10OP 59 59 SSB 1591

EI5FK, IO51rt
EA6SA 20.04 GMT 59 59 JM19
EA6VQ 2107 GMT 59 59 JM19

G0CUZ, IO82wm
first opening
EA5EZJ 1936 IM98VX
EA5AFP 1937 IM98
EB5ARP 1940 IN90
second opening
EA5CLH 2107 JM08
EA5AFP 2108 IM98

G1AAR, JO00at
2049 EA5EZJ IM98 59 59
2050 EA5AFP IM98 59 59
A very brief one here, I could hear stations well to the west of me working dx for 30 mins or so before anything happened here.

G4LOH, IO94ia
20:54 EA3KU JNJV 59 59 SSB 1470
21:02 EA5EZJ IM98VX 59 59 SSB 1675
21:02 EA5AFP IM98 59 59 SSB 1724+-
21:03 EA5CLH JM8BR 59 59 SSB 1705
21:04 EB5ARP IN9VF 59 59 SSB 1537
21:05 EB5HRX IM99TL 59 57 SSB 1619
Ionoscatter
11:31 I5WBE JN53JR 429 519 CW 1456
11:31 IZ4AIK JN63HV 429 419 CW 1527
12:00 I6BQI JN72BK 319 519 CW 1730
12:14 I5WBE JN53JR 51 51 SSB 1456
13:00 HA5OV JN97NJ 539 539 CW 1628
13:30 IC8FAX JN70CN 319 ?? CW NC 1907
IONOSCATTER conditions have been amazing, if they get just a little better I will be trying FM qso's on ionoscatter! Many more stations now becoming active for this propagation which is great. I hope you can find a spot for this to encourage more stations to try it a single yagi and 400W is plenty when conditions are good.

G8HGN, JO01fo
heard EA5EZJ IM98VX 5/9 @19:38 UTC
worked EB5HRX IM99TL 5/9 5/7 @ 20:58 UTC, but he did not get my locator, and has my call as G4HGN, maybe next time, hi! This evening the Es was up and down with me, I heard G8RWG work EH5EZJ, but couldn't hear the Spanish staion at all, even though Niels is only 15Kms away.
So far this season has been better than all of last year for me, lets hope it continues,

G8RWG, JO01bn
Heard EB5EYG at 19:40 on 144.300 but no QSO.
21:56 EA5EZJ 59 59 IM98VX 1400km
21:57 EA5AAJ 59 59 IM99SL 1345km
21:57 EA5AFP 59 59 IM98VX 1400km
21:58 EB5ARP 57 59 IN90VF 1261km
21:58 EB5BCF 57 ? INCOMPLETE
FT1000MP+HB Javornik Transverter pwr: 200W ant: 2x9ele

GW3LEW, IO71ps
2006 144300 ea5ezj im98vx........io71ps
2050 144300 ea6sa jm19.............io71ps
late one short very strong at end after short skip on 6m
 
GW8ASA, IO81em
EA5EZJ 59 59 IM98 20:06
EA6SA 59 59 JM19 20:52
Stations heard:
EA6VQ on 293 being called by GW on 300
EA6DD very weak
A small E's opening from GW with very deep QSB.signals in and out for an hour 59 then gone.

HB9DFG, JN37sm
20:51 CT1FAK IN50qo 57 59 1499km
A quite late opening but not the latest one. I remember many years ago when I made a couple of LZs around local midnight.

HB9JAW, JN47ce
By surprise I saw that the band opend up late in the evening. Heard were CT1FAK and a CT2? station for quite some time at 21.02 ut. At 21.25ut with typical FAI sound I heard again CT1FAK QTF 252deg. for over5 min RS 51 to 53. Never before I heard at QTF 250 any FAI. What a surprise.Interesting.Still looking for my last EA/CT square IM69

OK1MZM, JN69pr
20:56 CT1FAK 59 59 IN50QO 1983 km
I worked only this station, no more heard.
RIG: 25 Watts, 9el F9FT.

OK1TEH JO70FD
I arrived from pub and OK1MZM sent me SMS about Es:o) I run to hamshack and at:
2102utc on 144,290 MHz CT1FAK 59-59 IN50QO 2084km!!!!
[Well done, 1st Pub, later Es! :-) Ed.]

PA3BIY, JO22eb
19.40z CN8LI HRD (!) 59 IM63 He called a PD-station, then he was  down in the noise....[Arrghh...Ed.]
19.48z EA6SA Hrd calling CQ for approx. 1 minute
20.52z Wkd: EA7ERP IM87EE 59/59

PE1GNP, JO31ix
20:55 EA1AK/7 59/59 IM66
20:57 EA7BYM 59/59 IM66
didn't hear other

Audios:
CT1EAT with DL9OBD [Recording: CT1EAT]

HB9DFG with CT1FAK [Recording: HB9DFG]
 

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