Aurora

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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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10. Sept 2011




DL6BF, Heinz - JO32QI
Rig:
IC910-100W-4x8el H
Log:
22:00 SK4MPI/B JP70NU 5 55A hrd
22:14 SM4GGC JO69RK 15 54A hrd
22:24 LA9MW JP50MA 20 55A hrd
Comment:
weak Aurora hr,only hrd !
SM4GGC, Stig - JO69RK
Rig:
100 W 2x12el
ODX:
RW3DA KO84RW 1519 Km
Log:
21:16 OH4LA KP20LG 45 CW 59a 59a
21:44 SM0NZY JO89WI 45 CW 59a 59a
21:54 RN1CM KO49CJ 45 CW 59a 59a
22:03 EU4AG KO13VQ 50 CW 55a 59a
22:07 LA9MW JP50MA 0 CW 57a 59a
22:11 SP2CNW JO93AI 50 CW 55a 59a
22:19 SP2HPD JO94JC 50 CW 55a 55a
22:24 RW3DA KO84RW 50 CW 55a 57a
22:30 ES5QA KO38OM 50 CW 59a 55a
Comment:
Nice aurora but not so good activity