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Sporadic E explanaton(s)

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by KL7AJ, Jun 7, 2020.

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  1. KL7AJ

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    I posted this a while back but well worth repeating. See the connection between Sporadic E, lightning, meteors, wind shear, and a few other atmospheric oddities!
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  2. KA2RRK

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    Like if you live near bat cave or a locust infested farm field. Or it just happens because geese fly south and north. The best one involves lightning bugs.

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  3. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't know about the lightning bugs, but lightning certainly stirs up some activity...
  4. K2WH

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    Back about 40 years ago, and running 6 meters from the mobile, I noticed a connection between lightning and E-skip because 6 always seemed to open.

    I never pursued the idea, but I did take notice of the effect.

    Ever since then, when lighting is coming or just passed, I fire up 2 and 6 to see if anything is happening.
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  5. KP4SX

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    Long before I was a ham I was a TV-DXer as a kid. It always seemed to me that the openings were often consistent with a storm front passing thru. Some might say that was just ducting or tropo but I was in Charlotte and that really doesn't jive with picking up stations from Oklahoma or Iowa.
    One opening that will be forever memorable was when a Corpus Christi TV station sat down on us for 2-3 days as strong as a local. A reporter from the Charlotte News came by and took photos of us kids in front of the TV watching KRIS. There was a front page article in the paper! I wish there were archives where I could retrieve that!
    He happened to be W4OSJ who later gave me my Novice test.
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  6. WR2E

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    I've noticed a correlation over the years to tornadic activity and Es.

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