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First EU Contacts of the Season (6/13/2013)

Finally some Europe DX worked during this slow Sporadic Es Season so far. I woke up fairly early around 715am to find K1SIX on the east coast working a few Spain stations according the the DX cluster. I decided to … Continue reading

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Nice Aurora Opening (6/6/2013)

On the afternoon of June 6th, the Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field tipped south for a long duration and this led to a great evening time aurora opening on 6 meters. The stations worked extended beyond the usual … Continue reading

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Caribbean and South America (6/1/2013)

It is normal after a period of geomagnetic storming to see an enhancement to North-South paths on 6m. A nice opening to the Caribbean and parts of South America. For the most part I was just on the edge of … Continue reading

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First European Opening of Season (5/28/2013)

Finally an opening towards Europe. The opening was mostly confined to stations located in VO1, VE1 and VY2 working a few stations in west Europe, however I was able to copy a few french stations here in FN25. They were … Continue reading

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Northern Path Double Hop (5/14/2013)

Early Sporadic Es continue to impress. During the evening of May 14th the VE4VHF/b beacon in Manitoba was in 599+++. I noticed on the cluster that VE6ZT in Alberta spotted the VE2RCS/b beacon, also located in my grid square FN25. … Continue reading

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Little Bit of DX (5/10/2013)

A nice little DX opening towards the Caribbean and South America was brewing, but unfortunately I was on my way out the door. I managed to work a couple of DX stations before I had to leave. First I worked … Continue reading

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First West Coast Double Hop (5/10/2013)

A nice opening today including my first double hop Es contact to the west coast this season. A couple of pretty good Es clouds in just the right positions provided for a path from the east to west. I was … Continue reading

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Opening of the Americas (5/9/2013)

A nice opening between North and South America this afternoon on 6. Unfortunately for me I was outside of the main pipeline and did not hear a single signal (up until this post). Many contacts made between CE,LU,CX and many … Continue reading

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Single Hop Es to Start the Day (5/8/2013)

The morning of Wednesday May 8th is starting off with a minor single hop Es opening in the eastern half of North America. Will see what the rest of the day will bring us.  

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South American DX Opening (5/4/2013)

6m has sprung to life here in North America the past 3 days with numerous single hop Es openings, plus a couple of nice South American DX openings. Yesterday evening I got home around suppertime to find the band open … Continue reading

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