HBØ – Liechtenstein #137 on 6 m … and 2 m ES again

Got a phone call by Sandro’s (DD3SP) wife Yvonne around 15z passing his best regards and telling me to “move my butt out of the office, hurry home and join the Sporadic E fun on 4 & 2 m”. 😉 Luckily I was done with all my meetings for today so simply left QRL earlier (and did some work in the evening again).

Arriving home 2 m was already closed again so I missed the first wave into southern Italy. But I was lucky to work HBØ/PA5MW on 6 m for a new one, tnx Mark! 4 m saw a few small and spotty openings to the south-west, i.e. Spain and Portugal, and south-east, i.e. Croatia, Romania and Greece, but not much (new) worked.

An hour later 2 m opened again, this time to Spain, so I could finally work another few ES QSOs on 144 MHz this season, albeit all very spotty, most stations not audible for longer than a minute or two at a time …

16:08 EA6XQ          JM19LH   59    59     2 m.   SSB   ES    1763
16:12 EA5NY          IM99SN   59    59     2 m.   SSB   ES    1879
16:19 EA5TT          IM99SL   55    55     2 m.   SSB   ES    1887
16:22 EA5GZY         IN9ØWB   55    59     2 m.   SSB   ES    1817
16:54 EA1NL          IN52PJ   52    59     2 m.   SSB   ES    2075
16:57 EA2XR          IN83KI   59    59     2 m.   SSB   ES    1677
16:58 EA1MX          IN73XK   59    59     2 m.   SSB   ES    1722

Afterwards checking 6 m which was wide open all over Europe I caught N1ZZZ/mm in rare water gridsquare JM27 cruising along the costline of Algeria. So just two 6 m contacts today but both quite worthwhile. 😉

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