HF propagation is deteriorating, however during the recent IARU-HF contest we enjoyed good Es openings on 28 MHz.
I had 51 QSOs on 14 and 28 MHz and worked some intersting callsigns:
- EU1A on 28 MHz - still need EU on 10m
- Z60A (SHRAK) on 14 MHz SSB and CW
- ET3AA on 14 MHz SSB
- ZB2TT on 14 MHz CW
- J77HQ (DARCI) on 14 MHz CW
At the same time there were sporadic E openings on 50 MHz, with the longest paths in the E-W direction (EA7HG and EA8DBM). These should be attributed to double hop Es.