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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28. Aug 2015

Aurora



DL8HCO, Sven - JO53FU
Rig:
FT-2K, TR-144h, 350 Watt, 9-El-DK7ZB
Log:
15:39 LA0BY JO59FW 25 55a 55a 675km
15:48 SK4AO JP70TO 25 55a 57a 811km
16:05 GM5CXM IO75TW 10 55a 55a 973km
PA4EME, Frank - JO20WX
Log:
28/08/2015 17:11 GM4JJJ IO86GB 55a 57a CW AUR 835
28/08/2015 18:13 G4DHF IO92UU 59a 57a CW AUR 471
28/08/2015 18:13 PA5KM JO11WL 59a 59a CW AUR 150
28/08/2015 18:13 G0GXT IO82RL 55A 55 CW AUR 603
28/08/2015 18:13 DL6YBF JO31OX 56a 57a CW AUR 144