Sporadic 'E' on 144 MHz in 2004 - A summary You are on July 11. Last update: August 07. 14:00 UT  
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July 11. - A new game called "Where's the cloud?"
Take a look at this strange map - and tell me where the cloud ist. You've got an idea? Good, let me know... :-). A day starting very promisingly with high MUF's in the morning from DL to TA and Italy to UA6 while 4X4 BC was into HA. Nil on 144. And the MUF went down rapidly at noon but late in the afternoon several clouds were building in the southwestern part of Europe. The one above mid-EA reached 235 MHz! But there were at least 2 other clouds being active in this region. Or was it just a huge one hopping back and force? At 17:20 144 opened from F into I8 and a bit later from EA7 into DL and PA0 while EA8 was into I4 and HB9. Minutes later suddenly EA8 was also 59++ into IO90 while EA3 made CT and a QRB below 900 km! And EA5 was working into I8 and 9H1 - very strange. Last sigs at app. 18:20 UT.
Later in the evening a very rare 144 Es took place in the very northern part of Europe. See map#2 and read the report from Oeyvind, LA1YCA from KQ10.
 
     
   
     
   
     
 
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CT1EAT, IM68da
Today was my first Es this year :o) I was tunning 6m and conditions were very unusual: vy short skip QSO's, some with very strong signals, others very weak!
So I kept an ear on 2m, hoping something unusual (=Es) might happened there too. I guess I was on the right place at the right moment, hi.
17:22 IZ2AAL JN45OP 1633
17:23 IK2YXK JN45OP 1633
17:24 I1DMP JN35UB 1499
17:24 IW2DAL JN45NN 1623
17:25 IW2BSQ JN45UJ 1657
17:26 I3UKY JN55MF 1746
17:27 F4CYZ JN38SF 1673
17:28 F5CAC JN37LQ 1602
17:29 HB9MM JN36HP 1515
17:33 IZ2ALL JN45OP 1633
17:33 IK1EGC JN35OF 1472
17:34 IK2DDR JN55GN 1724
17:34 IK2GSO JN45NP 1627
17:35 F4DSD JN23JO 1219
17:35 F6EPE JN23JW 1236
17:39 S57TW JN75EX 2018
17:41 F6KOU JN23JW 1236
17:41 IK1GPG JN34 1425+-
17:42 IW3IE JN65DN 1851
17:43 DH0GHU JN38VN 1710
17:44 F1NZC JN15NT 1244
17:45 F5CAC JN37LQ 1602
17:45 DL1GNM JN38WB 1682
17:46 I8MPO JN70FP 1923
17:47 IK1SPR JN34TQ 1475
17:48 IZ1FIK JN44AP 1503
17:49 I2FAK JN45OB 1606
17:50 IK5YJY JN53PG 1701
17:51 IW3GXW JN65DE 1837
17:53 IZ1AWD JN34XT 1505
17:54 I4AMD JN64CI 1803
17:55 I4GBZ JN54VV 1789
17:57 F1SPL
17:58 DH0GDE JN37TS 1648
17:59 F0CXO JN26PP 1432
18:00 F5JNX JN37PV 1636
18:01 DF1VW JN39HJ 1705
18:01 DL0EK JN38VN 1710
18:03 HB9DFG JN37 1596+-
18:04 F6HGC JN27LI 1462
18:04 IK1SPR JN34TQ 1475
18:05 F8OP JN26MM 1408 Lost RST
18:06 F0DJK JN15AG 1141
18:09 F8OP JN26MM 1408 Ok
Summary: 5 DXCC, 19 grids (8 new!)
Conds: FT-847, 200W, 17 elem Yagi
Tnx for your updated web site! Pse keep the fb work.
73 F.Costa, CT1EAT www.qsl.net/ct1eat

CT2GRW, IN60co
ea3exe jn11 59

DF1CF, JN57fp
1756 EB7COL IM77

DF1VW, JN39hj
17:25 EA7BYM IM66UM 59 59
17:26 EA7DBP IM66UM 59 59
17:28 EB7COL IM77AG 59 59 QRM
17:30 EA7HV IM77?? 59 59 QRM
17:54 EA7BHO IM87EE 59 59
18:02 CT1EAT IM68DA 59 59
18:06 EA7AH IM67OD 59 59
Rig: TS2000 4x11El.Yagi

DF5NK, JN59pm
17:39 EA7BYM IM66um 53/55 SSB 2025km
Noticed first signs of Es at 17:22 (CT2...)
Opening was rather weak in JN59 and lasted 10min. Heard(and worked) EA7BYM all the time, but no other stations.

DF6NA, JN49xs
17:35 EB7COL 59 59 IM77ag

DH3IAJ, JN48hd
17:40 EA7BYM 57 57 IM66UM
17:42 EB7COL 59 59 IM77AG
Deep QSB, I was bit surprised about this opening.
Heard some other weak EA7 all on 144.300 MHz.
Rig. TR-751E, 150 wtts, 4el. Yagi on balcony.
73, Ralf

DK7DR, JN47dp
hrd 144.325 17.35UTC EA7BYM im66um
wkd 144.300 17.39UTC EB7COL im77ag
wkd 144.300 17.51UTC EA7RM im87cs
ANT: GP X30+50 Watt, 73 de Andy, DK7DR

DL1GGT, JN58ao
1738 EB7COL 59/59 IM77AG #
1743 EA7ERP 59/59 IM87
1753 EA7BYM 59/59 IM66UM
2*9el F9FT 700W

DL1GI, JN49fg
3m was open a few time before with mni qsb, then a short 2m-opening in JN49FG, EA7RM called "CQ ES" on 144.300 then made qsy on 144.275 Mhz - nice thing to prevent QRM on 144.300 MHz:
17.46 EB7COL IM77AG 59/59
17:55 EA7RM IM87 59/59

EA1RX, IN52pf
17:31 IZ8DWL JM88 59 59 SSB 2210+-
17:35 ISCAK JM49 59 59 SSB 1519+-
18:00 ISGQX JM49OH 59 59 SSB 1540
Audios:
EA1RX with IZ8DWL | IS0CAK | IS0GQX

EA3EXE, JN11dw
19:02 ct2grw 59 in60c?

EA4AMX, IM89at
16:48 9A2WA JN83FM 1739 KM
17:30 IS0CAK JM49MB 1118 KM
17;33 IZ8DWL JN88BR 1872 KM
17b2 100w

EB7COL, IM77ag
Today was my first Es this year:
7 new # and 2 DXCC
17:26 HB9MM JN36HP 1469
17:30 F6HGC JN27LI 1433
17:31 DK8VS JN39NF 1695
17:32 F4CYZ JN38SF 1638
17:33 DL2NCR JN48QX 1794
17:35 DF6NA JN49XS 1883
17:36 DG8UAW JN48BR 1707
17:37 DL1GGT JN58AO 1805
17:38 HB9DFG JN37SM 1585
17:39 DL0UL JN48XK 1789
17:39 DK7DR JN47DP 1637
17:40 DL6SBM JN48XK 1789
17:40 HB9BHU JN37XG 1591
17:43 HB3JFC JN37UG 1577
17:43 DF9NP JN58LU 1875
17:45 ON4DO JO20GC 1654
17:46 DL1GI JN49FG 1766
17:46 DK1VI JN49HH 1778
17:49 DH3IAJ JN48HD 1692
17:49 IK2DDR JN55GR 1659
17:52 I3UKY JN55MF 1669
17:57 DF1CF JN57FP 1766
17:57 I5YDI JN54BB 1548
17:58 IW3GXW JN65DE 1755
17:59 9A3JH JN75AD 1881
18:00 I4GBZ JN54VV 1706
18:01 PA5KM JO11WL 1758
18:02 F6GGF JN18DT 1445
18:02 F9OE JN18BP 1423
18:03 F6CBH JN19BH 1488
18:05 LX1JX JO30AB 1714
18:06 PE1AXM JO11VM 1760
18:06 F1SCR JN18DQ 1434
My rig Icom IC706MK-II home made 90w PA antenna Tonna 17 el.

EA7RM, IM87cs
17:32 IRHJ JN61FV 59 59 SSB 1458
17:32 IWBET JN61FS 59 59 SSB 1455
17:34 IZCGV JN61 59 59 SSB 1497+-
17:50 HB9MM JN36HP 59 59 SSB 1305
17:51 DK7DR JN47DP 59 59 SSB 1473
17:51 HB9BHU JN37XG 59 37 SSB 1426
17:51 DJ3GV JN48GD 59 59 SSB 1525
17:53 DLEK JN38VN 59 59 SSB 1520
17:53 DL1GI JN49FG 59 59 SSB 1611
17:53 FCXO JN26PP 59 59 SSB 1236
17:54 DG8UAW JN48BR 59 59 SSB 1550
17:54 F4CYZ JN38SF 59 59 SSB 1480
17:54 DHGHU JN38VN 59 59 SSB 1520
17:56 F6HGC JN27LI 59 59 SSB 1282
18:03 F6FAI IN88HM 59 59 SSB 1195
73s, Nino
 
EA8BPX, IL18sk
1726 F6HGS JN27
1727 F4LKC JN16
1737 HB9MM JN36
1740 G7RAU IO90
1742 HB9BHU JN37
1743 HB9FX JN37
1744 IK1EGC JN35
1800 DH0GDE JN67
heard many station to DL work EA7 land but only work one.tnx all

EB8BTV, IL18qi
Good Es, but caos in 300, always.....work IK1EGC jn35, IK2EAE JN45, IK1SPR JN34 new!, and heard HB9MM and F4DSD

EI5FK, IO51rt
Just 2 qso's to report this evening
EA7DBP 17:03 57/55 IM66UM
EA7AH 18:10 57/59 IM67OD
Mel EA7AH's signal dropped away radidly as soon as I sent the report to him. Broadcast signals to 108mhz were heard several times today inclucing several Arabic ones
Charles EI5FK http://www.qsl.net/ei5fk/

F1CXX, JN18at
1801 EA7DBP IM66UM

F4BWJ, IN93mp
Many FM radios from Italy heard here btw 87.5 and 108 Mhz with strong signals around 16h00 TU. So, I decided to go to the schack and calling beaming Italy. I've just contacted 3 stations in I7 calling for a contest:
16:46 IK7UXU JN81HE 55 57 1466
16:47 IW7DEC JN81GF 55 57 1458
16:49 I7UGO/P7 JN8WG 53 57 1598
After that, many FM radios from Canarians Islands, Portugal and Marroco on band II but nothing more for me on 2m.
CDX: IC7400 + HLV 300 Amplfier + DK7ZB 14 elements.

F4CYZ, JN38sf
17.25 CT1EAT 51 IM68DA 1675km
17.35 EB7COL 59 IM77AG 1639km
17.54 EA7RM 59 IM87CS 1481km
heard: EA7BYM, EA7HV...IC706MK2G/30W/9el.(No preamp.)

F4DSD, JN23jo
Only 2 qso, however good opening, 15 mn towards the ct1. the conditions were good only towards the IM58, IM68.
17:30 CT1BGE 59 IM58
17:38 CT1EAT 59 IM68
heard CT1DRD and much burst EA1
rig ft847 lna push gi7bt 4x10bvo, 73 All

F8DBF, IN78ri
At 17:15, a lot of arabic telephone appears on the 2 meters (144500 to 146000) and still during one hour.I think 7X and/or CN but no HAM heard.Some sign was S9+60db sometimes !
Just a quick opening to EA7CU during 2 minutes and only spanish heard.
18:02 EA7CU IM86SU 1289km #
TS2000 100W. 11 Elts +preamp

F9OE, JN18bp
1755 EA7IT IM87XI
1804 EB7COL IM77AG
1807 EA7DBP IM66UM

F/ON4KHG/M, QTH Auxerre.FR
17:25 hrd 55 EA7BYM IM66UN
Working on-dl.
17:22 spanish on 145350. No QSO wid myQRP/M station
73 Gatan

G4LOH, IO70jc
Just two quick qso's today:
1804 EA7CU 59 59 IM86su
1817 EA7RM 59 59 IM87cs
Tim http://www.g4loh.com

G7RAU, IO90ir
Worked EA8BPX 9+ 1742ut, he was there fer a few minutes after we qsoed on 144330.
Hrd mni EA5/EA7/G/F on 144300 for the next 25mins, recorded the total mayhem hihi, worked no more. MUF >>210mhz>7X and for a short period 225mhz>>CN8 but no stns hrd qrv :-(
400w 1x17, 73 de Dave

HB9DFG, JN37sm
17:27 EA7BYM IM66UM 59 59 SSB 1669km
17:34 EA7DBP IM66UM 59 59 SSB 1669km
17:39 EB7COL IM77HL 59 59 SSB 1535km
...unlike other HB9s who worked EA8 also during this opening, nil hrd so far, sometimes the openings are very local...
Audios:
HB9DFG with EA7DBP | HB9DFG+DL1GNM with EA7BYM

IK1SPR, JN34TQ
17:41 EA4LU 59 59 IM68TV 1324 KM
17:45 CT1BGE 59 59 IM58JR 1541 KM
17:46 CT1DRB 59 59 IM58LP 1534 KM
17:47 CT1EAT 59 57 IM68DA 1474 KM
17:52 EA7BYM 59 59 IM66UM 1480 KM
18:02 EB8BTV 59 59 IL18QI 2806 KM!!
18:05 CT1EAT 59 57 IM68DA 1474 KM
18:07 EA7BYM 59 59 IM66UM 1480 KM
18:10 EB8BTV 59 59 IL18QI 2806 KM
18:12 EA7BI 59 59 IM66UM 1480 KM
Rig: IC275H+pa 2x 4X150 (400w)+MGF 1302
Ant: 2 x 13 el KLM (7.5m boom). 73 e Ciao de Flavio.

I2FAK, JN45ob
17:43 EA4LU 59 59 IM68TV
17:47 CT1DRB 59 59 IM58LP
17:49 CT1EAT 59 59 IM68DA
17:50 EA7BYM 59 59 IM66UM
17:51 EB4FXD 59 59 IM78BX
Rig: single 19LLY 500w

IK2YXK, JN45op
During whole afternnon was active only one Es cloud over in83-93, for our lucky it become dense hour by hour and it gave first scatter BC to EA-UK-EI..then after 30minuts start Es.
1725 ct1eat 59 59 im68da #205
1738 ct1bge 59 59 im58jr
1745 eb4fxd 59 59 im78bx #206
1747 ct1drb 55 59 im58lp
1751 ea7bym 59 59 im66um
12m2 70w, greetings Mau

IK5FTQ, JN53lw
17,49 CT1DRB 59 59 IM58lp 1765Km.
17,55 EA4LU 59 59 IM68tv 1546Km.
Rig. TS711E + Nag-144xl 200W
Yagi 20 el. Tecnology Communication, 80m. asl
Ciao 73 Bob.

LA1YCA, KQ10xm
144 MHz ES into KQ10!
Very close this time, but no qso made, no stations active.
Around 21:30 utc FM broadcast band open into G/GM. 21:40 heard Bergen repeater LA5BR 145.750 in JP20 S5. Also LA2VHF S5 (JP53) from around 21:45 and until 22:00. Made some calls on 144.300, but nothing heard.
Better luck next time.
Equipment here TX 50Watts, 6el. horizontal yagi pointing approx. 210 degrees (fixed).
73 de LA1yca, Oeyvind

ON7CL, JO20ju
Very short ES opening this evening.
Worked EA7BYM in IM66UM
Hrd EA7HV & EA7DBP
RTX: Kenwood TS2000, 12el, 250w.

PE1AHX, JO21os
A short and spotty opening this evening with typical weekend/evening chaos on 144.300. Several stations heard but unable to make out calls with 300 people calling on the same freq at the same time :)) Only 1 stations worked and 1 properly heard (EB7COL with an ON station).
17:55 EA7HV IM77AG 59 59 SSB 1834
73's and hope for all that we get at least one "proper" opening. Catharinus PE1AHX