This map of 26-June-2005 covers from 07:20z to 09:34z. There were two openings one after the other. First, at about 07:30 the ES cloud was above central Ukraine lasting for half an hour. Then, 40 minutes later, a new cloud above western Turkey rised MUF again over 144 MHz. Not many QSO were made, because of the location of the clouds, the time and the inconsistency of the opening.
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This map shows the evolution, size and MUF of the sporadic-E cloud that caused the opening on 144 MHz. and it is an estimation based on the information I have picked up here and there of QSO and reports of European stations and basically from DX-spots collected by DXMAPS. I don't claim it to be accurate but just an estimation that could help understand what happened that day.
Also please notice that sometimes you will see MUF rise very quickly. This is because of the almost complete lack of data for frequencies between 51 and 144 MHz. that leads to shown MUF rising almost 90 MHz in one minute. You should understand that this is not the usual behaviour of MUF, but the result of that lack of data.
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You can help develop these maps!. After the openings, please send me your logs of 50, 70 and 144 MHz QSO via sporadic-E (Much preferably in ADIF format)