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: 23. July 2022 at 17:41 UTC

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19. July 2022

Aurora



PA4VHF, Dick - JO32JE
Rig:
12el/400W (2M) 7el (6m)
Log:
50MHz
15:13 SM4AXY JO79 30
15:27 SM4IVE JO79 30
16:00 GM3WOJ IO77 0
16:02 OH1XX KP10 350
16:29 GM3POI IO88 350
16:31 SM7FJE JO65 350 his QTF 325
16:35 GM3WOJ IO77 350 in SSB
16:39 GM4ILS IO87 350
16:42 SM6YNO JO67 350
17:17 SM6OEF JO68 20
17:22 GM0AZC IO86 315
17:34 PA0RDY JO22 320
Comment:
Another nice summer aurora lasting several hours.
Not a single station heard on 144MHz....

Looks like situation in AURORA is getting the same as we see during tropo and ES openings...
People stuck on FT8, watching their screens, not aware of the AURORA being around.
So what left is putting out cluster spots to alert people,
Let's hope people did not sell their key or microphone, hi.