I do not work often at 2 meters. The only thing I do at 2 meters is FT8. I heard that there was sporadic E on 2 meters this evening. So I checked the band. Indeed there was some activity. Fist I did work was PD1LVK and PH2M with FT8, but a few minutes later I did work GM4FVM (572 km) and later on GM4ZJI (646 km) Wow, that’s great. I do have only 5 watts from FT817 and a small vertical antenna for 2 meters. Sometimes it happens that there is a change of polarization with Sporadic E or tropo propagation. Maybe that’s the case here. It’s really fun.
I was heard on 2 meter FT8 by PDØME Gasselternijenveen Drenthe, PDØFSH Haarlem, PH4X Amersfoort, PA5EM Amsterdam and PH2M Hazerswoude.