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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22. Jan 2012

A slow moving CME, originating from the very long M3 flare on Januari 19th, hit Earth's ionosphere at 05 gmt this morning. The interplanetary magnetic field swung South for a few hours, but then back North again (which is not good for AU). In the late afternoon the magnetic field (Bz) finally swung South again, but not very strong. A moderately strong Aurora was the result.



PA3BIY, Peter - JO22HB
Rig:
2 x 12 ele YU7EF, 400Watt, 100% home brew rig
Log:
18:43 OZ1BUR JO46HI 45
18:46 GM4ILS IO87IP 30
19:04 SF4J JO79NC 20
19:12 SM6V JO57XU 40
20:58 SM7GVF JO77GA 5
21:09 GM4VVX IO78TA 350
21:15 SM4GGC JO69RK 0
RA4SD, Alexey - LO36WP
Rig:
FT-736x, PA: TE1452G, Ant: 9 el
ODX:
OH4PA 1384km
Log:
16:37 RW9FT LO89TD 59a 59a CW 639
16:38 R9FM LO88DA 59a 59a CW 527
16:43 UA9FE LO88DC 59a 59a CW 529
16:46 RA4NCX LO49JM 59a 59a SSB 324
16:48 UA9FAI LO88VC 59a 57a SSB 615
16:52 RN4NCZ LO38VG 55a 57a SSB 181
16:55 RA1WZ KO47DT 59a 59a CW 1181
16:58 RD3FD KO95CO 59a 57a CW 609
16:59 RA3FP KO94AV 55a 57a CW 644
17:02 RX3AA KO85PO 59a 59a CW 665
17:06 OH4LA KP20LG 57a 57a CW 1384 ODX via AU
17:10 UA4NM LO48UP 55a 59a CW 248
17:12 RV3IG KO87OT 59a 59a CW 654
17:26 RU1QM KO99XF 55a 57a CW 548
17:38 RA1OFH LP31HG 59a 59a CW 519
17:39 R1DM KO49WP 59a 59a CW 1103
17:50 RW4WE LO66PU 55a 59a CW 331
17:52 RK9AT LO93KK 55a 59a CW 785
17:55 RW4HW LO43QM 59a 59a CW 360
17:56 R4YM LO36OD 59a 59a CW 69
18:08 RA4NCX LO49JM 59a 59a SSB 324
18:26 R3BM KO85PD 59a 59a CW 680
18:42 R4HV LO43RL 55a 57a CW 366
19:08 RA1AJF KO59CT 55a 55a CW 1088
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QSO: 24
Comment:
Nice Aurora! Many russian stations wkd, any SSB QSO via AU, my new ODX now via AU OH4LA 1384km!
SM4GGC, Stig - JO69RK
Rig:
2x11 el, 100W
ODX:
R3BM KO85PD 1499 Km
Log:
16:10 OH3TE KP31HL 55a 57a CW 755 40
16:18 ES7RU KO28SI 55a 57a CW 703 40
16:24 RA1WU KO47ET 55a 55a CW 880 40
16:26 RA1WZ KO47DT 55a 57a CW 875 40
16:36 RA1AC KP50DB 55a 57a CW 943 40
16:40 YL2EM KO36QM 55a 59a CW 880 40
16:49 OZ1FDH JO65CS 56a 57a CW 414 45
17:01 SP2CNW JO93AI 55a 57a CW 732 45
17:04 SP2MKO JO93CB 55a 59a CW 766 45
17:19 OH2BBT KP20HF 55a 58a CW 629 50
17:20 LY3UE KO24OP 55a 57a CW 886 50
17:20 YL2OK KO37AS 57a 55a CW 751 50
17:38 SM6V JO57WP 59a 59a CW 219 50
17:42 LA3PK JO59KV 57a 59a CW 154 50
18:03 DL4KUG KO49WP 55a 57a CW 923 50
18:08 RA3LE KO64AR 56a 55a CW 1233 50
18:10 SM7NJH JO65MN 59a 59a CW 431 50
18:15 LY2CH KO15OV 56a 55a CW 700 50
18:20 R1DM KO49WP 55a 55a CW 923 50
18:23 DL0BFA JO62PL 55a 55a CW 774 50
18:25 SP2HPD JO94JC 55a 58a CW 676 50
18:28 OH5MXW KP30KK 56a 55a CW 754 50
18:35 SP4MPB KO03HT 55a 53a CW 763 50
18:44 EA4AG KO13VQ 55a 58a CW 898 50
18:44 LY2FN KO14XV 53a 55a CW 808 50
18:51 DH8BQA JO73CE 59a 59a CW 696 50
18:55 R3BM KO85PD 56a 59a CW 1499 50
19:01 ES2BF KO29GG 59a 59a CW 628 50
19:10 RV3IG KO87OT 53a 53a CW 1379 50
19:18 DK1CO JO63SX 59a 59a CW 607 50
19:25 EW1EW KO33SU 53a 55a CW 1058 50
19:26 YL2GP KO26AW 55a 59a CW 679 50
19:39 DJ3AK JO52GJ 53a 55a CW 803 40
20:13 DL7SB JO54BJ 55a 55a CW 596 40
21:04 GM4VVX IO78TA 55a 57a CW 1038 305
21:13 PA5DD JO22IC 55a 55a CW 980 305
21:15 PA3BIY JO22EB 55a 55a CW 996 305
21:18 G4KWQ IO92AQ 55a 53a CW 1211 305
Comment:
New ODX with R3BM. Was beaming NE most all time here, but on the end did I find some stations in direction NW
SP2HPD, Adam - JO94JC
Rig:
144: IC-910H (100W) 12 el. 4 WL DK7ZB; 432: IC-910H (70W) 12 el. DK7ZB
ODX:
RV3IG 1214 km
Log:
144 MHz:
17:58 SM7GVF JO77GA 25
18:14 SM4HFI JP70TO 30
18:22 OH4LA KP20LG 30
18:24 SM4GGC JO69RK 30
18:34 SF4J JO79NC 30
18:39 ES2DF KO29GG 30
18:44 RV3IG KO87OT 30
18:47 R1DM KO49WP 30
19:00 SM4SJY JP70OC 30
20:19 SM4AIQ JO79BO 10
20:28 LA3PK JO59KV 350
20:34 YL2OK KO37AS 350

432 MHz:
18:05 SM4IVE JO79SD 25