6 Aug 2014

10m Es and F2

Es and F2 today seems to have been good on 10m with V53ARC (Namibia) spotted by many in Europe. I may go back to 10m WSPR later unless 6m WSPR improves.

UPDATE 1530z:  Returned to 10m WSPR (from 6m) about 45 minutes ago. Spotted 3 times so far by CT1JTQ (1843km).

UPDATE 1608z:  CT1JTQ has now spotted me 6 times in the last hour, but no-on else has on 10m WSPR. What would be very nice is some F2 further south (i.e. F2 + Es propagation) so I get spotted in South America too this evening.

There are storms to the north of us which may come our way. See http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime?lang=en .  Mostly they are moving into N.Norfolk but there was a strike just now further west near Crowland Abbey. If they get close I'll have to close down.

UPDATE 1810z:  Storms over the Norfolk Broads and North Sea now. Danger here has passed.


Martin G7MRV said...

Been on 10m WSPR for nearly 1 1/2h this afternoon and so far not a single spot! Running 2W. Lets hope it livens up a tad

Roger G3XBM said...

Es can be very patchy: some get openings and yet just a few miles away nothing.

Martin G7MRV said...

Well Im not doing much else at moment!

Very good Lightning monitoring site your using Roger! Ive been looking for electronics/radio projects to get the local school involved with - a sferics receiver of that sort might be just the thing! (My 10m Wispy, IF I ever get it working, is supposed to be installed at the school as well!)