Es opening 5/11/13 (updated)

2013-post-esUPDATE 11:11 p.m.:  The Es returned at 9:45 p.m. and has been in and out with a rapidly-changing MUF of 93.7 FM.  The evening opening was weak and very unstable, with signals in typically for 15-30 seconds before fading out.  Length of later opening was 63 minutes.

The fourth FM Es opening of 2013 was received in Northern Virginia on May 11, only 11 days into the season and the second day of FM Es in a row.  I woke up at 12:15 p.m. to find RDS from relog 92.9 KNIN on the screen of my Denon TU-1500RD and the MUF up to 95.1 FM.  Unattended recordings from 92.9 and 98.9 picked up KKBQ, KVRE, KRMX and KNIN on 92.9, as well as KYIS and KTUX on 98.9, all relogs, with the first unattended Es signal received on 92.9 at 11:04 a.m. Signals were weak overall, with a few exceptions (KNIN, KYEZ, KTUX).  The MUF for the opening was 99.3 and it dropped out of FM at 1:20 p.m., for a grand total of 136 minutes.

Relogs received during the evening opening:

90.3 unID NPR/talk
92.1 WQKQ Carthage, IL, 748 miles, “KQ 92”
92.9 unID country
92.9 unID CHR
92.9 KTGL Beatrice, NE, 1044 miles, “92-9 The Eagle”
93.5 KITN Worthington, MN, 1000 miles, “93-5 Rock It FM”
93.7 unID country

Relogs received during the late morning opening:

91.1 unID classical
91.7 unID religious
92.3 KFTI Newton, KS, 1089 miles, “Classic Country 92.3”
92.7 unID CHR over local WWXX
92.9 KKBQ Pasadena, TX, 1214 miles, local ads, unatd
92.9 KVRE Hot Springs Village, AR, “The Village 92.9”, unatd
92.9 KRMX Marlin, TX, 1231 miles, “92-9 Shooter FM”, unatd
92.9 KNIN Wichita Falls, TX, 1226 miles, unatd RDS
92.9 KMXN Osage City, KS, 984 miles, DJ remote
92.9 KBEZ Tulsa, OK, 1045 miles, “Bob FM”
92.9 KTGL Beatrice, NE, 1044 miles “92-9 The Eagle”
93.1 KHMY Pratt, KS, 1139 miles, “My 93.1”
93.7 KYEZ Salina, KS, 1082 miles, “Y93.7”
94.1 unID country
94.1 KTSO Glenpool, OK, 1053 miles, Tulsa ads
94.5 unID CHR
94.9 unID hot AC
95.1 unID rock
96.5 KRBZ Kanasas City, MO, 936 miles, “96-5 The Buzz”
97.3 KLRX Lee’s Summitt, MO, 924 miles, “K-Love”

97.5 KJCK Junction City, KS, 1053 miles, “Power Hits 97-5”
98.9 KTUX Carthage, TX, 1035 miles “99X”, unatd
98.9 KYIS Oklahoma City, OK, 1132 miles, “98-9 Kiss FM”, unatd
99.3 unID CHR