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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Last update: 29. Sept 2017 at 05:51 UTC

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09. Sept 2011

The Sun is becoming more active again lately, with numerous M-flares and the odd X-flare. The X2 Flare of September 6th has been the likely cause of the Aurora event on the 9th/10th. The next week one should stay alert for more auroras, as a new active region will rotate into vire shortly.



DH6DAO, Reinhard - JO41CN
Rig:
150 W and 9ele
ODX:
731km
Log:
17:05 SM7GVF JO77GA
Comment:
only station here
PA4EME, Frank - JO20WX
Rig:
14 el LFA PLUS2
Log:
17:00 SM7GVF JO77GA 355 55A 55A
PA4VHF, Dick - JO32JE
Rig:
TS850s+LT2s, 17B2
Log:
16:50 SM7GVF JO77ga 330
17:05 SM4GGC JO69rk 335
17:10 LA9MW JP50ma 335 HEARD
17:15 LA4YGA JO48bc 335 HEARD
Comment:
50MHz: 17:01 GM4DZX IO88KN 335 17:03 SM5EDX JO89FP 000 17:12 PA2M JO21IP 315 17:16 PA3GDY JO21LT 320
SM4GGC, Stig - JO69RK
Rig:
100 W 2x12el
ODX:
GW8EZR IO73TI 1284 km
Log:
16:31 RA1WZ KO47DT 30
16:34 LY2SA KO14LL 45
16:42 EW1AA KO33RF 45
16:46 OH2NHP KP10RN 35
16:58 DL4KUG JO64PB 30
16:59 G4SWX JO02PB 330
16:59 G4DHF IO92UU 330
17:04 PA2M JO21IP 310
17:08 PA4VHF JO32JE 310
17:09 GW8EZR IO73TI 310
17:16 DF0WD JO42FD 330