Aug 30
50 MHz
29 August 2016 Found the band dead.
28 August 2016 Some late Es. Worked F and EA1 and one YO via Meteorscatter.
16 .. 27 August 2016 was on trip to Central Germany
14 August 2016 Was away and when I returned, I saw, that I had almost missed a good opening to US. I let JT65A running and it received VA2SS (FN45) and WU1ITU (FN65). Great.
12 August 2016 Heard I, SV and worked EA and EI9E via meteorscatter.
11 August 2016 No Es. Made some testing with G and LA using the new WSJT modes like QRA64A.
10 August 2016 Some EA, I, EI, and the daily SV9 were heard. Worked EA1. Not much of Es.
9 August 2016 Received SV, YO, I, F, G ... Worked HB9, DL, EA, EI9E (IO44), CU2ZG (HM77) and S01WS (IL46) finally :-) I played with the different WSJT (JT6M, JT65a, JT9Hfast) modes a bit.
8 August 2016 Heard SV, EA, EI, CT via Es and worked SM6CMU/2 (JP85co) via Meteorscatter. The US opening in the evening just did not reach me.
7 August 2016 Early I worked several UT and later, when the band opened more, I got YU, EM2, F and 4X4DZ (KM72). Heard were F, S5, HA, LA, SV, 5A, G, GM, GI, EA, E7, K1TOL and more.
6 August 2016 Band was dead and came alive in the afternoon. Heard were SV9, SV, F, UT and TF and more.
5 August 2016 Big opening all day, but did not have all that time. Many countries were heard with best of all S01WS, whom I could not get worked. But I got some F, G, UB7 and others in CW.
4 August 2016 A good Es opening happened in late afternoon. I worked SV9, F, SV, DL, IT9, I, Z3, IS0 in JT, SSB and CW. Heard were 4X, LZ, YO, UT, G, GW, EI, LA, SM and more. Some weak aurora signals appeared as well.
3 August 2016 Only one F was heard with CQ.
2 August 2016 Lots of activity in CW. Heard F, EA, CT, CN, EI, GW ... Almost the same countries in JT65. No QSOs
1 August 2016 Came home late. Heard SV9, SV3, EA, EA8, OH, G, EI and more in CW and JT65. Only short and spotty openings.

144 MHz
30 August 2016 I tried to find the intermittent fault in the TRX; it is doing better now, but not gone.
4 August 2016 Aurora heard, but transceiver has a defect.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

Aug 29
Recently I came to the digital modes (again) on 6m, after I had seen in DX cluster entries, that activity had increased significantly. Here is something on my impressions.

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Posted by Christoph Petermann

Aug 1
50 MHz
30/31 July 2016 I ran JT65 in listening mode. Only some DL, OZ and PA via tropo.
29 July 2016 Listening only. Heard SV, I8 and EA in CW.
28 July 2016 Not much on the band. In a mixture of probably Es and Iono propagation I worked EI.
27 July 2016 Good opening with many stations. Worked EA1,3,5 and CT in CW mode. In JT65 I read I8, SV9 and EI.
26 July 2016 Heard stations from I, EA and England in CW and JT65.
25 July 2016 No contact but I heard G on backscatter, EA5, I, SV, SV9.
24 July 2016 The Sporadic E season seems to slow down now. Less signals are heard. Worked OH2 in CW, shortly heard CT beacons.
23 July 2016 JT65 contacts primarily via tropo up to 700km. SV, EA, F and 4X were read in JT65.
22 July 2016 A few SporadicE signals heard, no QSO.
8..21 July 2016 ... Hiking in Austria ... ;-)
7 July 2016 Was on all afternoon, but not a single bit heard.
6 July 2016 Had JT65a running on RX. Around 15 UT I received NA6L (DM12) with CQ throughout several periods. First thought it might be a fake. I contacted him, and he has definitely been active CQing at that time. Nothing else was heard by me and others at that time in that direction. Surprise, surprise.
3 .. 5 July 2016 Only short openings. Nothing worked.
2 July 2016 Got JW7QIA (JQ68) in a late night opening.
1 July 2016 Switched on before I left home at 04:30UT and there was already one Ukraine CQing. But by returning in the afternoon, band was dead.

Posted by Christoph Petermann

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