Best ever sporadic-E opening on 2m

Best ever sporadic-E opening on 2m

2016-05-28 Off By DK5EW

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.

DATETIMECALLLOCATORTXRXQRB
26.05.201616:41UA3WMKO72QI59591921
26.05.201616:45US4IEKKN87UX59592119
26.05.201616:49US6IEWKN98FA59592173
26.05.201616:49UR3EEKN88DC59592013
26.05.201616:51R6LCLN07AU59592292
26.05.201616:52UR5EKTKN78ML59591915
26.05.201616:54R3KBFKO91PO59592188
26.05.201616:55RA3QPYKO91MU59592170
26.05.201616:58RZ6AOJKN96DQ59592194
26.05.201616:59RA3WJRKO81CS59591975
26.05.201617:02UT8ALKO61WP59591814
26.05.201617:03RZ6DDLN04MX59592453
26.05.201617:04UA2FT/6KN95WH59592355
26.05.201617:05UR5GKDKN66RU59591832
26.05.201617:08R7LBLN17CU59592450
26.05.201617:09RX6APYKN95KG59592282
26.05.201617:09US1FCHKN66RU59591832
26.05.201617:14UZ2HZKN69RA59591792
26.05.201617:15UT8LNKN89AW59591969
26.05.201617:16UR3CTBKN59RS59591642
26.05.201617:17UR3CBCKN69HB59591731
26.05.201617:17R7LBLN17CU59592450
26.05.201617:18RZ6MBLN17CM59592458
26.05.201617:20UC6AKN84PV59592178
26.05.201617:23RA6LTDLN08BA59592294
26.05.201617:40UY5HFKN66HP59591776
26.05.201617:40UA6AKVLN055959~2434

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.