18 Aug 2015

Es on the way out?

So far today I have seen no evidence at all of Es (yet) on 10m and 6m WSPR. Things could soon change but so far it is very quiet on these bands on WSPR. On 6m I am seeing GDX by tropo out to 156km, but no Es.

I am beginning to think we are now coming to the end of the Es season. There may still be Es openings but not as frequent. Having said this, I have now made Es on 10m and 6m (a huge opening!) a racing certainty tomorrow. It is called "Sod's Law", HI.

UPDATE 2142z:   No Es seen here on WSPR all day and this evening on 10m and 6m.


Steve McDonald said...

It has been a dismal Es season out west here this summer Roger, the worst I can recall since being on the band since 1970 ... yet yesterday, CT1HZE worked as far west as Kansas (N0LL), for what has to be a very unusual late season TA event. The band never fails to surprise!

73 Steve VE7SL

Jan, OZ9QV said...

It will indeed be longer between openings, but they will be there. I am atm only working on 6 with a vertical, and I am in the process of setting up a multi-band HF dipole, so the autumn/winter/spring season will have some radio activity here.Looking forward to try find your signals, Roger.
OZ9QV, Jan

Roger G3XBM said...

Steve, was this 6m? I think CT1 get more transatlantic DX than we do in the UK

Jan, likewise on 6m and 10m mainly.

Hugh said...

Yes, not a squeak on 10m or 6m here either (nr Paris). Very quiet here today on both bands. Often I see other users (Band I TV on 6m or Illegal taxi radios on 10m) from areas where there are no WSPR stations, but no sight of anything for the last 2 days.

Steve McDonald said...

Roger ... yes, on 6m ....CT1 to Kansas as well as many on the east coast. Very late in the season for such things.