Nice 2m tropo

Quite a surprise this morning, with not too much predicted by the usual tropo web sites: I could see a few cluster spots for Kjell, SM7GVF (JO77ga/1565km), on 144.345MHz, so I took a quick look and was amazed to hear a weak signal which was Kjell trying a test with Dom F6DRO! Very soon after, Kjell turned his antenna and the signal came up. We had a very nice CW QSO, followed by an SSB contact about 20 minutes later.

SM7GVF 144MHz CW
2m tropo QSO on CW with SM7GVF (JO77ga/1565km) @ 21/07/13 06:53

SM7GVF 144MHz SSB
2m tropo QSO on SSB with SM7GVF (JO77ga/1565km) @ 21/07/13 07:11

There were absolutely no other signals from Scandinavia so the propagation duct was very selective, although I could hear Kjell for at least an hour. I did have a few much weaker contacts into PA and DL at around 1000km, so the propagation was a little up in that direction too.

2m tropo QSOs 21/07/13

2m tropo QSOs 21/07/13

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