A weak Es opening into Kansas and Nebraska started on May 19. At 9:46 p.m., I noticed Es on the lower FM band in Virginia. Signals were weak and tropo-like, often only coming in for seconds before disappearing. The opening, which had a MUF of 92.9 FM, stayed in FM until 10:17 p.m., or 31 minutes. No new stations, only relogs, were received. KMXN is becoming a new Es pest, as it was also received on 5/10, 5/11 and 5/17 this year. Today’s event is also one of the rarer openings which hits FM after 9 p.m. Typically, night openings tend to fall out of FM around 9 to 9:30 p.m. locally.
89.1 unID classical
90.3 unID ccm
92.9 KMXN Osage City, KS, 984 miles, “92-9 The Bull”
92.9 KTGL Beatrice, NE, 1044 miles, “92-9 The Eagle”