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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17. Mar 2013

After a long period without significant flares on the vissible solar disk, an M1.1 flare emerged from sunspot 11692. The accompanied CME was a Full Halo type which hit Earths atmosphere around 07 gmt this morning. According to http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ace/MAG_SWEPAM_24h.html the Bz component of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field is mostly southerly directed, which is good! So, watch out for a possibly strong Aurora in mid lattitudes in the course of the afternoon! And don't forget to submit your logs here! :-)

Important: as you can see our QSO maps is showing less lines than reported QSO's. Different from QSO-lines on LiveMUF or BeamFinder, the lines are calculated from the given QTF for a QSO that is reported by both stations. LiveMUF and BeamFinder are drawing lines to the optimum isoflectional lines and that is often not the reported QTF as signals can reflect on other points than optimum during intense aurora.
But when the great bearing circles are not crossing in the expected target area (based on distance and height), one (or both) of the given QTF's must be different in reality so the given scatterpoint is not really excisting for the given data, so not showed.





DH6DAO, Reinhard - JO41CN
ODX:
-
Log:
16:10 SK7DK JO67
Comment:
hrd fine several times but no QSO
G4SWX, John - JO02RF
Rig:
TS2000 400W linear 4 X I0JXX @ 9m AGL
ODX:
SM2CEW KP15CR 1901Km
Log:
14:32 GM4VVX IO78TA 40 144.042.750 CW 59A 59A 743
16:11 GM4GUF IO85EP 40 144.059.000 CW 57A 55A 505
16:13 SM6EUJ JO66LR 25 144.059.000 CW 55A 55A 894
16:16 LA4YGA JO48BE 25 144.059.000 CW 55A 57A 784
16:23 EI3KD IO51XV 40 144.054.051 CW 55A 57A 650
16:27 SK6DK JO67EH 35 144.072.816 CW 55A 55A 899
16:31 SM6BFE JO58WB 35 144.058.974 CW 55A 55A 925
16:44 SM2CEW KP15CS 20 144.081.000 CW 55A 55A 1901
17:09 OH4LA KP20LG 20 144.085.010 CW 55A 55A 1693
17:20 SM4AIQ JO79BH 20 144.060.718 CW 57A 57A 1114
17:25 SM4GGC JO69RK 20 144.074.044 CW 55A 55A 1095
17:33 MM0CYR IO88GO 00 144.078.000 CW 55A 57A 774
18:02 LA1QDA JP20QH 00 144.058.501 CW 55A 55A 931
18:08 SM5KWU JO89IP 00 144.075.711 CW 57A 55A 1253
18:25 YL2GD KO37ML 30 144.081.227 CW 55A 55A 1728
Comment:
Not a lot heard for a very long time except GM4VVX.
I was calling LA0BY at 16:43 and then heard Peter SM2CEW calling me.Peter was audible until about 17:10. Working KP15b from JO02 is rare, the last time was 15-20 years ago
LA0BY, Stefan - JO59FW
Rig:
IC821H, PA 180W, 9-ele-yagi
ODX:
RX1AS KO59XW 1192 km
Log:
15:42 LY2LE KO24OQ 00 56A 54A 1058 km
15:48 DG9YIH JO32PC 30 57A 53A 893 km
15:49 SP2DDV JO83VE 40 7A 57A 874 km
15:51 DL7MB JO62QK 40 51A 55A 854 km
15:54 SP2HPD JO94JC 40 57A 57A 821 km
15:55 YL2CZ KO06WX 40 57A 59A 740 km
15:57 YL2PJ KO36QM 40 53A 55A 1058 km
16:00 DL5XJ JO54AE 40 57A 57A 640 km
16:02 SP2CNW JO93AI 40 59A 59A 866 km
16:10 OH0JFB KP00AB 40 55A 55A 533 km
16:13 YL2GD KO37ML 40 55A 55A 994 km
16:15 RX1AS KO59XW 40 51A 55A 1192 km
16:19 DF9CY JO54AL 40 59A 59A 608 km
16:21 YL3IQ KO17OD 40 55A 59A 801 km
16:25 DL5WG JO52XJ 40 54A 56A 844 km
16:26 LY2CH KO15OV 40 53A 59A 875 km
16:28 SP4K KO03HS 40 57A 57A 922 km
16:33 OH2LIR KP20HH 40 52A 55A 785 km
16:33 SM7BGC JO76VB 40 57A 55A 533 km
16:38 LA4YGA JO48BE 40 56A 55A 236 km
16:40 SM5DPQ JO78TJ 40 55A 57A 341 km
16:41 PA2CHR JO32DB 20 57A 55A 913 km
16:47 OZ8ABE JO55VF 40 59A 59A 530 km
16:49 SM0WXV JO89VL 40 55A 57A 415 km
16:56 OH7XM KP20FC 40 55A 55A 777 km
16:59 DL7PV JO62NL 40 51A 55A 846 km
17:01 DD3SP JO72EN 40 57A 57A 855 km
17:03 SM6LJP JO68WI 40 56A 56A 263 km
17:04 ES5QA KO38OM 40 55A 59A 964 km
Comment:
Nice Aurora, tnx for all QSO. I couldn't really beam west from my location, due to a hill and trees.
OK1TEH, Matej - JO70FD
Rig:
FT847+950W PA + 10el DK7ZB
ODX:
YL2GD KO37ML 1160km
Log:
16:30 144.063 SM7GVF 59A 55A JO77GA 765 QTF 030/060
16:54 144.040 SK6DK 55A 55A JO67EH 809 QTF 030/050
18:06 144.041 SK6DK 59A 55A JO67EH 809 QTF 025/050
18:14 144.081 YL2GD 55A 55A KO37ML 1160 QTF 014/310
Comment:
FB Aurora with short but very rare opening to YL. Also hrd YL2OK but lost his signal in QSB. On 4m I heard OZ3ZW and OH3DP(!) but signal was too weak and unstable for QSO. More at http://ok1teh.nagano.cz/aurora_2m.htm#2013
73, Matej OK1TEH
OK2PM, Karel - JN99AO
Rig:
FT 736 + 200W, 9 elem.Yagi
ODX:
SM7GVF
Log:
16:18 SM7GVF JO77GA 20
Comment:
SM7GVF as usualy,hrd SK6DK ...
73 to all
Karel
PA4EME, Frank - JO20WX
Log:
16:08 GM4ILS IO87IP 00
15:58 GM4VVX IO78TA 00
Comment:
Aurora came in and out in waves. However I did not succeed in working to the east so no long distances involved. The aurora was only audible here with antenna straight north. I heard also LA4YGA and GM4GUF.
Seems I was a bit to south and could hear stations about 100 km more north working to the east to OH, YL and SM2.
R3BM, Mike - KO85PD
Rig:
4x15 YU7EF, GS-35B P.A.
ODX:
1499
Log:
17/03/2013 14:13 SM7GVF JO77GA 55A 54A CW 1420
17/03/2013 14:18 RX1AS KO59CX 59A 59A CW 683
17/03/2013 14:21 SM5EJN JO89PB 57A 57A CW 1278
17/03/2013 14:33 RA1OFH 57A 55A CW 871+-
17/03/2013 14:34 OH3BYZ KP21UA 59A 57A CW 941
17/03/2013 14:38 RU1AA KP40XD 59A 59A CW 706
17/03/2013 14:40 R1CN KO69SP 59A 44A CW 548
17/03/2013 14:56 RK1AS KP40UE 59A 59A CW 718
17/03/2013 15:06 OH7XM KP20FC 59A 59A CW 939
17/03/2013 15:17 YL2GD KO37ML 59A 59A CW 682
17/03/2013 15:21 RA1WZ KO47DT 57A 57A CW 626
17/03/2013 15:35 YL2FZ KO37ML 55A 57A CW 682
17/03/2013 15:37 SM5KWU JO89IP 59A 59A CW 1324
17/03/2013 15:42 RM1A KO59BU 56A 59A CW 675
17/03/2013 15:44 UA1TDA KO58PO 56A 59A CW 529
17/03/2013 15:46 UA1AJY KO49VV 56A 59A CW 691
17/03/2013 15:52 YL3IQ KO17OD 58A 59A CW 898
17/03/2013 15:54 YL2EM KO36QM 59A 59A CW 637
17/03/2013 15:55 SM5DWF JO99BW 59A 59A CW 1255
17/03/2013 15:57 UA1TAT KO58UN 59A 59A CW 509
17/03/2013 16:00 YL2PJ KO36QM 56A 59A CW 637
17/03/2013 16:02 RA1WU KO47ES 59A 59A CW 620
17/03/2013 16:04 UA1CEB KP60MJ 59A 59A CW 635
17/03/2013 16:07 UA4UK LO14MA 56A 59A CW 391
17/03/2013 16:16 R1DM KO49WP 59A 55A CW 668
17/03/2013 16:19 OH2KW KP20IJ 59A 55A CW 945
17/03/2013 16:25 ES2NJ KO29NK 59A 59A CW 871
17/03/2013 16:46 R3MW KO97VP 59A 59A CW 318
17/03/2013 16:50 ES5QA KO38VM 55A 57A CW 688
17/03/2013 16:59 SM4GGC JO69RK 55A 55A CW 1499
17/03/2013 17:03 ES6FX KO37OW 57A 55A CW 691
17/03/2013 17:15 OH4LA KP20LG 59A 59A CW 925
17/03/2013 17:24 RA1QFY KO98DX 55A 59A CW 430
17/03/2013 17:27 RA1AO KO59CT 55A 55A CW 669
17/03/2013 17:29 OH1UM KP01UL 56A 59A CW 1146
17/03/2013 17:30 OH2BBT KP20HF 59A 59A CW 939
17/03/2013 17:43 RN3DKQ KO85WS 559 57A CW 79
17/03/2013 17:46 RA4SD LO36WP 55A 59A CW 680
RA4SD, Alexey - LO36WP
Rig:
FLEX-1500 ME2Tpro 16el 300wt
ODX:
1110 km
Log:
10:19 RA1OFH LP31HG 30 519
12:15 RA4NCX LO49JM 30 324 SSB
12:24 UA9CFH MO07UT 30 841
12:26 RW1OX LP31NE 30 507
12:30 RX1AS KO59XW 30 996
12:45 RX1AS KO59XW 30 996 SSB
12:48 RX9CHW MO09CS 30 800 SSB
12:51 RA9CCU MO06BQ 30 747 SSB
12:52 RA4NL LO48SR 30 252 SSB
14:12 UA1OEJ KP94VN 30 983
14:16 UA3DHC KO95AW 30 611
14:18 RD3FD KO95CO 30 609
14:27 UA4UK LO14MA 30 422
14:32 RU1AA KP40XD 30 1110
15:21 UA9FY LO88WN 30 632
15:24 RW1OX LP31NE 30 507
15:38 RA9LR MO27TC 30 1076
15:39 UA9FAI LO88VC 30 615
15:42 RA4PZ LO45NS 30 124
15:49 RM9CM MO07BF 30 745
15:52 UA4HX LO43PM 340 359
15:53 UA3RAW LO02RR 340 599
15:57 UA3WM KO72QI 340 935
17:45 R3BM KO85PD 340 680
17:50 RA3FP KO94AV 340 644
18:00 R3FO KO86RI 340 639
18:07 RA3WDK KO81BR 340 938
18:15 R3MW KO97VP 340 500
18:22 RN3A KO85NV 340 668
18:33 RN3DKQ KO85WS 340 625
Comment:
Nice Aurora with a good south stations (russian 3-d region). SDR really help me to find any stations on the band.
SM4GGC, Stig - JO69RK
Rig:
4x2WL 1KW
ODX:
RA3FP KO94AV 1555 Km
Log:
09:51 RZ1AP KO49VW 30 916
09:53 OH7XM KP10WJ 30 589
10:14 R1DM KO49WP 30 923
14:27 RA3LE KO64AT 30 1228
14:30 ES5QA KO38OM 30 793
14:32 YL2LW KO26CW 30 687
14:35 SP2MKO JO93CB 30 766
14:37 LA3PK JO59KV 30 154
14:40 DG9YIH JO32PC 30 901
14:43 LY2CH KO15OV 50 700
14:45 OH6HFX KP14RA 50 731
14:46 SP2HPD JO94JC 50 676
14:49 YL2HC KO35HT 50 879
14:57 SP4K KO03HS 50 767
15:00 YL3IQ KO17OB 50 628
15:02 SM0WXV JO89VL 50 245
15:06 YL2EM KO36QM 50 880
15:09 RM1A KO59BU 50 935
15:17 UA1CCA KO59DO 50 947
15:24 OH2LIR KP20HL 50 631
15:26 LA8WF JO59GV 50 171
15:30 RU1AA KP40XD 50 924
15:37 GM4VVX IO78TA 310 1038
15:40 PA4VHF JO32JE 310 906
15:53 DL6YBF JO31OX 310 916
15:56 DL8YE JO32TC 310 892
16:30 DF9CY JO54AL 310 589
16:35 OZ8ABE JO55VF 310 478
16:38 DL5WG JO52XJ 310 788
16:40 DL1VPL JO61UA 310 936
16:42 ES2NJ KO29NK 310 659
16:44 DF3SP JN48MQ 310 1229
16:49 ES6FX KO37JW 60 787
16:53 DL7PV JO62NL 60 774
16:55 UA1AJY KO49VV 60 916
16:58 SP2JYR JO92GP 60 818
17:01 R3BM KO85PD 60 1499
17:03 RA3FP KO94AV 60 1555
17:05 RX3AA KO85PO 60 1476
17:07 SP2DDV JO83VE 60 744
17:10 OH7XM KP10WJ 60 589
17:16 OH3WE KP20UX 60 697
17:27 G4SWX JO02RF 300 1094
17:30 DL5ME JO52SD 300 819
17:36 G4KWQ IO92AQ 300 1211
17:37 GM4GUF IO85EP 300 1099
17:40 DL1SUZ JO53UN 300 662
17:47 DL0VV JO64AD 300 594
18:06 YL2PJ KO36QM 40 880
18:27 SP3QDM JO82EF 40 822