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Friday, May 2, 2014

6m Strong Es combined with TEP

Today, 1st of May, a national holiday in Greece, there was a great 6m opening
early in the evening. 

It started off with a very strong Sporadic E propagation between Southern Greece and Italy/Spain. Then, it moved a bit to the north, up to 9A, then it expanded up to EA6 and later on, TEP showed up with South Americans being heard to our part of the world.

At 16:22z the first Italian was contacted with a big signal, as were most Italians and Sicilians, during the Es opening. A bit later, and among making QSOs with Italians only, EA6XQ stopped by to say hello with a good 5/9 signal. A S57 station called in at 16:44z and at 16:51z, after C5YK was spotted on the DX Cluster, I called him too, for a new one on 6m (#95).

QRB with C5YK approximately 5130 Kms !!

After that, a few 9As and Italians kept filling my log, up to 17:18 when short skip Sporadic E showed up and my good friend Leo, SV2DCD, called me with a decent signal and we took the chance to chat for a few moments. Great QSO, indeed !!

Last QSO of today`s sporadic was made at 17:37z with an Italian station. Later on, at 20:16z, I had a TEP QSO with ZP6CW with a good 559 signal coming in. Other south Americans were heard, too, but not as strong as the Paraguayan station.

In total, 77 QSOs were made during these openings today, 68 of which were Italians, 1x EA6, 1x C5, 3x 9A, 1x S5, 1x 9H, 1x ZP and 1x SV.

Shown below are the today`s QSOs in Google Earth`s projections:


 
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