Aurora Background
Aurora is a phenomena which is most prevalent in the regions close to the so called "Aurora Belt". Depending on where you live in the world this belt may be southern Canada or the northern part of the Nordic countries. In these areas Aurora will occur a dozen times a year, even in the quiet periods of the Solar Cycle. If you live more to the south, like in Central Europe, years may pass with little or no Aurora openings.
 Finally, after a very long solar minimum, our neighbouring star has been showing activity since early 2010. Sunspots have been appearing again, but thus far there have been no major Aurora openings. However, we are interested to have infos about ANY Aurora opening occurring in the European area (other parts of the Northen and Southern hemisphere may be added later, depending on Ham and Solar activity). So if you make any Aurora QSOs on 2 metre or 70 cm, please post them into the aurora page using LOGIN, or send as a text file to pa3biy@mmmonvhf.de and pa2dw@mmmonvhf.de. The results of QSOs will be plotted on a map of Europe, and/or posted as lists of worked stations.

In order to produce an intersection map of the position of the Aurora cloud(s), we need reports from both stations who have been involved in a QSO, including an accurate beam heading. Please use LOGIN (please register), and file your list of QSOs by clicking: "Send your report" and follow the guidelines. 
 
Example log entry by PA3BIY:
12:14 PA4EME JO20WX 45
12:17 HA5CRX JN97NM 85

If you are new to VHF DX, you might want to read this small introduction article about Aurora and its relation to the Sun. Other articles related to VHF propagation can be found on the FORUM page.

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Last update: 22. Jan 2016 at 16:19 UTC

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20. Jan 2016

Aurora started early, already around 12 z there were QSOs possible in LA, SM, OH, UA3, 4 and 9. After approximately 15 z the aurora shifted further south and reached as far south as OK.
As far as I can tell this Aurora origins from a coronal hole event and is not CME related.



F6DCD, Denis - JN38RQ
Rig:
FT897D 300W 16jxx2
ODX:
1105km
Log:
20:30 GM4JJJ IO86GB 355
Comment:
only 1 qso ! 73 & hny Denis
G4KUX, Nick - IO94BP
Rig:
K3 400W 4 X 8ELE I0JXX
ODX:
YL2GD 1808K
Log:
15:33 LA3BO JO59CD 20 885KM
15:37 SM5KWU JO89IP 20 1245KM
15:41 DL6BF JO32QI 20 662KM
15:50 LA6OJ JO38HH 20 661KM
15:54 LA3EQ JO28XJ 20 635KM
16:00 OZ1BEF JO46OE 20 719KM
16:02 LA6VBA JO48LN 20 791KM
16:03 MM0CYR IO88GO 20 450KM
16:47 OH6KTL KP02OJ 30 1579KM
16:49 OH4LA KP20LG 30 1707KM
17:02 YL2GD KO37ML 35 1808KM
17:06 SM6AZZ JO58RJ 35 916KM
17:14 DL5XJ JO54AE 35 771KM
17:16 PA4VHF JO32JE 40 635KM
18:03 DL6YBF JO31OX 40 733KM
18:13 OZ6TY JO55XE 35 884KM
18:18 SM1FMT JO96BW 30 1270KM
18:31 DJ2TX JO33SA 40 643KM
18:40 OZ5AGJ JO47IA 35 710KM
OK1SC, Jan - JO70OB
Rig:
TRX+PA300Wo+LNA CF300+10eY all HM
ODX:
OZ1BEF 789km
Log:
17:12 SM1FMT JO96BW 30 no QSO
17:28 OZ1BEF JO46OE 25 59A 59A
17:54 SM7GVF JO77GA 20 58A 56A
Comment:
here au conddx only short and weak
ON4KBE, Edgard - JO20BI
Rig:
FT840 + transverter, 80W, 16 �l.KLM
ODX:
SM1FMT in JO96BW 1174 kms
Log:
17:56 144.042 GM4VVX IO78TA 58A 57A 0 1015 kms.
18:03 144.045 GM4JJJ IO86GB 58A 53A 0 810 Kms.
18:14 144.045 SM1FMT JO96BW 58A 54A 0 1174 Kms new#.
18:18 144.054 SM7GVF JO77GA 58A 56A 0 1008 Kms.
Comment:
73 de Edgard.
PA3BIY, Peter - JO22HB
Rig:
Home Made, 400W, 2 x 12 ele
Log:
18:23 SM1FMT JO96BW 350
18:25 SM7GVF JO77GA 350
18:33 LA0BY JO59FW 350
18:34 SM4VVX IO78TA 350
SO3Z, Andy - JO82LJ
Rig:
IC7100 14el OWL 500W remoterig
ODX:
GM4VVX 1487km
Log:
19:56 SM4IVE JO79SD QTF355
19:47 LA8EN JO59JS QTF355
19:41 SM5DWF JP90JA QTF355
18:38 GM4VVX IO78TA QTF355
18:20 SM1FMT JO96BW QTF340
17:46 YL2PJ KO36QM QTF40
15:46 LA6OJ JO38HH QTF30
15:36 LA3BO JO59CD
Comment:
HRD: LA8HGA JO58, YL2GC, OZ1BEF, SM5KWU, SM4GGC, SM6, SM7, SF4? stations and other callers, but If I use slow cw pse don't call me with high speed :-)

OH4LA and DK1CO heard me.

SK4MPI beacon was audible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZzlBH9MPgo
rarely at my QTH!
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