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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27. Aug 2014

Aurora



PA4EME, Frank - JO20WX
Log:
17:49 LA3BO JO59CD 52a 55a CW 948
16:57 SM7GVF JO77GA 59a 55a CW 877
16:11 SM4IVE JO79SD 55A 55A CW 1094
16:08 GM4VVX IO78TA 55A 55A CW 1023
15:41 GM3WOJ IO77WS 52A 55a CW 993
PA4VHF, Dick - JO32JE
Rig:
TS850 + ME2T-pro + PA , 17el yagi
Log:
15.44 gm3woj io77 20
15.47 la3bo jo59 30
16.03 sm5dff jo88 20
17.02 sm7gvf jo77 330

50MHz:

1551 la9bm jp40 20
1705 gm3coq io86 330
1707 gm4uye io86 330
1712 ei4dq io51 310
Comment:
nice to have at least some aurora again