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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07. Nov 2015

Aurora



LA0BY, Stefan - JO59IX
Rig:
180 W, 2 x 9-ele yagi
ODX:
RA1AC KO49VV 1059 km
Log:
14:03 UA1ASA KO48GH 55A 59A 1030 km
14:15 SM2OXB JP93WN 55A 55A 624 km
14:18 SM7GVF JO77GA 59A 59A 397 km
14:28 SK7MW JO65MJ 59A 59A 528 km
14:33 SM5EPO JP80MC 59A 59A 352 km
14:34 SK5EW JO79XB 57A 57A 313 km
14:35 DL0VV JO64AD 55A 55A 654 km
15:00 OZ1BEF JO46OE 55A 55A 431 km
15:18 OH2KW KP20IJ 56A 55A 774 km
15:19 OZ1FDH JO65CS 59A 55A 476 km
15:21 SM3RIU JP93DK 55A 55A 554 km
15:39 SK0EN JO99JX 59A 58A 449 km
15:58 SM3FBS JP82WT 55A 55A 494 km
16:02 SM6BFE JO68DQ 59A 59A 169 km
16:14 LA1TN JP33SA 59A 55A 378 km
16:20 GM4VVX IO78TA 56A 53A 889 km
17:39 SM4DYQ JO79MM 55A 58A 248 km
17:57 RK1AS KP40UE 55A 55A 1050 km
18:05 DK2OY JO44WS 57A 59A 581 km
18:07 SM0KAK JO89XK 59A 59A 411 km
18:16 DF0MU JO32PC 57A 59A 901 km
18:27 OH6NG KP03TC 59A 59A 674 km
18:30 RA1AC KO49VV 55A 55A 1059 km
18:43 LY2WR KO24FO 59A 59A 1017 km
19:05 OH6GUA KP03TC 57A 55A 674 km
Comment:
Nice Aurora during the MMC, but the activity from Scandinavia and Baltics was quite low unfortunately.