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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13. July 2015

Aurora



LA0BY/P, Stefan - JP41UA
Rig:
IC-821H, 2 x 4CX250B, 2 x 9-ele-yagi
ODX:
RX1AS in KO59FX 1137 km
Log:
04:02 SM7EOI JO86FP 57A 57A 10 622 km
04:04 RX1AS KO59FX 52A 55A 10 1137 km
04:14 OH1XT KP01UK 54A 57A 10 643 km
04:19 RA1AC KO49VV 55A 56A 10 1104 km
04:52 SM4BDQ JP80FG 56A 59A 10 377 km
04:55 GM6VXB IO97AQ 59A 49A 10 757 km
04:59 SM6LJP JO68WI 56A 56A 10 377 km
05:22 OH6UW KP22WI 55A 55A 10 863 km
Comment:
Unfortunately not many stations were QRV during these early hours on a Monday. OH1XT was also worked on 6 m.