Best ever sporadic-E opening on 2m

I am already quite a long time QRV on 2m and I always keep an eye out for DX but this May 26, 2016 I will not soon forget. This day brought my best so far „exploitative“ during a sporadic E opening  in which I operate ham radio and VHF DX in my 36 years. I was alarmed in the morning by the great android app EsSense by DXrobot and PE1NWL (picture is ©copyright by PE1NWL) app download ->  ( google play store link). EsSense So I checked the DX cluster and saw there was a short opening on 2m to Russia but it was already gone. I observed the MUF all day using EsSense app and decided to go at the late afternoon to my VHF QTH. Switching on the radio I found a complete open magic  😀 6m band to East mainly Russia and Norway/Sweden with amazing 59+40 signals. There I decided to switch quick to the „more magic“  😉 2m band.

That has been the right decisions: on 144.300 MHz I heard „again“ this typical ES bursts – parts of words – and than it began: UA3WM/KO72 signal came in after that  US4IEK/KN87. Knowing that the .300 is so what of crowded during a ES opening I decided to run a series of CQ on 144.310 and this was the right choice. Station after station was calling me and I had a kind of pile up I did not knew before. At all I made 27 contacts and the ODX was RZ6MB/LN17 with 2458km I thing this is the maximum rage what could be done in a single hop.

DATE TIME CALL LOCATOR TX RX QRB
26.05.2016 16:41 UA3WM KO72QI 59 59 1921
26.05.2016 16:45 US4IEK KN87UX 59 59 2119
26.05.2016 16:49 US6IEW KN98FA 59 59 2173
26.05.2016 16:49 UR3EE KN88DC 59 59 2013
26.05.2016 16:51 R6LC LN07AU 59 59 2292
26.05.2016 16:52 UR5EKT KN78ML 59 59 1915
26.05.2016 16:54 R3KBF KO91PO 59 59 2188
26.05.2016 16:55 RA3QPY KO91MU 59 59 2170
26.05.2016 16:58 RZ6AOJ KN96DQ 59 59 2194
26.05.2016 16:59 RA3WJR KO81CS 59 59 1975
26.05.2016 17:02 UT8AL KO61WP 59 59 1814
26.05.2016 17:03 RZ6DD LN04MX 59 59 2453
26.05.2016 17:04 UA2FT/6 KN95WH 59 59 2355
26.05.2016 17:05 UR5GKD KN66RU 59 59 1832
26.05.2016 17:08 R7LB LN17CU 59 59 2450
26.05.2016 17:09 RX6APY KN95KG 59 59 2282
26.05.2016 17:09 US1FCH KN66RU 59 59 1832
26.05.2016 17:14 UZ2HZ KN69RA 59 59 1792
26.05.2016 17:15 UT8LN KN89AW 59 59 1969
26.05.2016 17:16 UR3CTB KN59RS 59 59 1642
26.05.2016 17:17 UR3CBC KN69HB 59 59 1731
26.05.2016 17:17 R7LB LN17CU 59 59 2450
26.05.2016 17:18 RZ6MB LN17CM 59 59 2458
26.05.2016 17:20 UC6A KN84PV 59 59 2178
26.05.2016 17:23 RA6LTD LN08BA 59 59 2294
26.05.2016 17:40 UY5HF KN66HP 59 59 1776
26.05.2016 17:40 UA6AKV LN05 59 59 ~2434

This is the map of my worked contacts during this opening. The map was created with a online map tool by DL4MFM (TNX MARIO) and can be found for free of use at his tool homepage „Adventure radio“ LINK: phpQW Log-Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was recording most of the ES session and due to that I was able to correct the wrong call sign of RA6LT“G“ to the right one RA6LTD. Sometimes it happens that you have the ears full of noise and crowd and picking up that way something wrong. By the way to record the session was a tip by my friend DL8SCQ – TNX Ebi.

DK5EW

Name is Erwin Witt, born 1962, working as technical service engineer in environmental test systems business. Ham radio hobby since 1980, main interests are VHF and EME operating.