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: 06. Sept 2018 at 17:02 UTC

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23. Feb 2014




PA4EME, Frank - JO20WX
Rig:
14 el LFA 3R; QRO
ODX:
1094
Log:
GM4VVX IO78TA 55a 57a CW AUR 1023
SM4IVE JO79SD 54a 57a CW AUR 1094
SM7GVF JO77GA 55a 57a CW AUR 877
SM4GGC JO69RK 54a 57a CW AUR 1055
SM4GGC, Stig - JO69RK
Log:
15:58 RM1A KO59BU 55a 55a 935 km
16:13 UA1CEB KP60MJ 55a 57a 1092 km
16:32 SK2AT KP03BU 55a 59a 603 km
16:35 ES2NJ KO29NK 55a 57a 659 km
16:45 GM4VVX IO78TA 57a 59a 1038 km
16:50 OH2KW KP20IJ 57a 55a 635 km
16:56 LA3BO JO59CD 55a 57a 187 km
17:20 LA6OJ JO38SK 55a 55a 357 km
17:30 GM3WOJ IO77WS 55a 55a 1032 km
18:10 DL6YBF JO31OX 55a 55a 916 km
18:33 PA4EME JO20WX 57a 54a 1055 km
18:36 DL1VPL JO61UA 52a 52a 936 km
18:39 PA4VHF JO32JE 55a 55a 906 km
SP3IYM, Andy - JO82LJ
Rig:
IC-910H, 500W PA GS-31B, 2x 9el OWL G0KSC
ODX:
SM4IVE JO79SD 757km
Log:
My first AU QSO
18:27 SM4IVE JO79SD 55A/55A 757km QTF340

I heard also short and weak: SM4GGC, SM7GVF, GM4VVX
Comment:
Audio record of QSO
http://sp3iym.com/files/records/aurora/SM4IVE-JO79SD.ogg
Video record of Lars SM4IVE CQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsbvEU0hqPk