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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07. Mar 2012

Some fine aurora today in the Nordic, but also in G, PA and DL. The K-index reached 5 for several hours today. Perhaps more promissing were the 2 X-flares that erupted just past UTC midnight on March 7th from region 11429. The first was an X5.4, the second an X1.3. Both were accompanied by a full halo CME. According to http://www.solen.info/solar/ this may cause VERY SEVERE MAGNETIC storming on March 8 (or 9). Stay tuned!



DK1CO, Hartmut - JO63SX
Rig:
TS2000 4x17ele. 700W
Log:
15:39 LA8HGA JO59LX 0
15:44 LA2TD JO59JR 0
15:46 SM4AIQ JO79BH 0
15:47 LA7EU JO59KT 0
15:59 SM6OPX JO59RO 0
16:10 LA3PK JO59KV 0
16:12 OH1BK KP20JF 10
16:15 YL3IQ KO17OD 15
16:18 RA1JU KO38OM 25
16:20 RA1WU KO47ES 25
16:21 ES5QA KO38OM 20
16:22 OH2LE KP20DH 20
16:49 SM0BTS JO89WI 25
16:52 LA3EQ JO28XJ 0
16:54 LA3BO JO59CD 0
17:04 SM4BDQ JP80FG 0
17:41 ES3RF KO29IF 10
17:45 OH5LK KP30ON 15
RA4SD, Alexey - LO36WP
Rig:
Yaesu FT-736x, PA TE1452G, 9el yagi
ODX:
OH5LK (KP30on) 1267km
Log:
13:51 RV3IG KO87OT
13:59 OH5LK
14:04 RA1OFH LP31HG
14:07 UA9FAI LO88VC
14:12 UA9FY LO88WN
14:18 RA9FMT LO87BW
14:22 RK9AT LO93KK
14:25 RA9WE LO74BC
14:27 RK1NA KP71ET
14:30 RT4I LO43TJ
14:33 UA9CFH
14:34 UA3DHC KO95AW
14:37 RW4HW LO43QM
14:39 RD3FD KO95CO
14:45 RW1OX LP31NE
14:53 UA9FAD LO78RA
14:55 RV3UX
14:58 RW4HW LO43QM
15:00 RA9CCU
15:02 RX9CHW
15:10 UB9FBF LO88MM
15:14 RA4NCX LO49JM
15:15 RA4NL LO48SR
15:22 UA3RAW
15:26 RX3AA KO85PO
Comment:
The strong Aurora with many new russian calls. Many new calls via AU from Ural-region (9-th region in Russia).