Sunday, December 1, 2019
Good Sporadic-E opening on 28 MHz - Sun 1st Dec 2019
There was a pretty good mid-Winter Sporadic-E opening on 28 MHz on Sunday the 1st of December 2019 with the band open to most of Europe. A total of 291 stations in 26 countries were heard which is on par with a good day in the middle of the Summer.
It looks as if most of the signals were single hop Sp-E although the one in Bulgaria and the three in Russia were probably double hop.
The most interesting signal was the one that didn't get uploaded to the PSKReporter website and hence, isn't on the map.
151445 -18 -0.4 2042 ~ KN4MKX AK4QR R-14
AK4QR is in Alabama and it looks as if there was a Sp-E opening from his location to the NE of the USA. There is no sign of any other European station hearing him, just me.
As for the propagation mode for that one signal I heard? Multi-hop Sp-E? Was there some F2 involved?