Es opening 5/19/13

2013-post-esA 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.

Stations received:

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”

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