2 metre tropo on 14th and 15th September

20190916_215503We had an interesting opening over the evening of 14th and the following morning. It started with a couple of very strong French stations in JN18. I then found the following all worked on SSB on 14th:

DL2GWZ/P   JN49

OE5XBL   JN68, 700m asl, 988 km

DF6MH/P  JN57 2400m asl, 902km

DJ6AG   JO51

On the morning of 15th when there was a contest in Central Europe:

OM3RM   JN88  1263 km!

OE3REC   JN77  1147 km

OK1DOL   JN69   906 km

F5LEN/P   JN38

OE/OK5SE/P   JN77  1137 km

OK1KKI   JN79   1059 km

Plus, some more local Continentals.

My return to 2 metres SSB after 30 years absence was only in February 2018, so OE, OK and OM are new countries on the band for me from this QTH. The Slovak Republic was a particular surprise, being so strong and my thinking he was Belgian until he gave his locator. It was early and I was still half asleep; at least that is my excuse.

The above was my first DX foray with my FT991 running 50 watts rather than the 25 watts from my old FT290R and small amplifier, but I am not mothballing the old radio and will keep it ready to go.

2 responses to “2 metre tropo on 14th and 15th September

  1. Hi Jon,

    very nice that you report about this wonderful opening!
    I was a pleasure for me to work you! Thank you!
    Some pictures and a video about my activation during these perfect conditions:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nkawn7pr5l6ghy8/AAAheVSnAhy0x9nZLIPwa_F9a?dl=0
    73 de Martin – DF6MH

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  2. Thank you, Martin. Some great photos and video. Very good to work you and thank you for getting in touch. 73 de Jon

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