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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17. July 2017

Aurora



DJ3AK, Detlef - JO52GJ
Rig:
TS2000 400W 11ele
ODX:
575km
Log:
15:54 SM7GVF JO77GA 15 CW QTF 15 -40°
Comment:
I worked Kjell 55A at QTF 15°; after the QSO I found 40° to be much louder!
G4KUX, Nick - IO94BP
Rig:
K3 4X 8 I0JXX LDMOS PA
ODX:
SM5DWF 1373K
Log:
15:25 G4CDN JO02SS CW QTF 020 306K
15:33 SM4HFI JP70TO CW QTF 020 1228K
15:40 SM4ONW JP70QN CW QTF 020 1214K
15:41 LA6OJ JO38FFCW QTF 020 661K
15:44 DL6BF JO32QI CW QTF 045 662K
16:01 SM5DWF JP90JA CW QTF 015 1373K
Comment:
Shorter and less intense than the previous days event , with more northerly stations in evidence. Heard by OH6KTL @ 54A QTF 270.
SO3Z, Andy - JO82LJ
Rig:
IC7100 GS35B LNA 14el OWL 40m AGL Remoterig
ODX:
SM5DWF jp90ja
Log:
15:53 SM7GVF 59A/57A JO77GA
15:46 SM5DWF 53A/55A JP90JA
15:32 SK5EW 53A/56A JO79XB