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: 29. Sept 2017 at 05:51 UTC

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27. Mar 2017

The Aurora event was caused by Coronal Hole CH798. The K-index peaked 6, and QSOs were reported as far south as JN57.



DF1CF, Juergen - JN57FP
Rig:
4 x 13 el, 3cx800A7
Log:
16:24 OZ1BEF JO46OE 10 59A
DL1SO, Sven - JO53FU
Rig:
IC-7600 / TR-144H / 400 Watt / 9-El.-DK7ZB
ODX:
801
Log:
14:27 SM6BFE JO68DQ 548
14:35 SM4ONW JP70QN 801
14:39 LA3EDA JP50CG 713
DL6BF, Heinz - JO32QI
Rig:
K3-LT2SMK2-4x8-500W
ODX:
UA2FL-908km
Log:
15:16 SM7RWY JO67TK 355
15:16 SM7NDX JO77DR 005
15:27 UA2FL KO04GR 022 908km
16:00 SM0BY JO59FW 358
Comment:
hrd :SM6GFV, G4KUX, GM4VVX, SM6BFE, LA3EDA, OZ1BEF, LA3BO, SM4IVE.
A nice little AU Opening !
OK1SC, Jan - JO70OB
Rig:
TRX HM 350W out to 10eY
ODX:
OZ1BEF=789km
Log:
15:17 SM7GVF JO77GA 25 - 775
15:49 OZ1BEF JO46OE 20 - 789
Comment:
King of band was been SM7GVF - still strong sigs.
Best regards Jan OK1SC
OK1TEH, Matej - JO70FD
Rig:
2m: 750W + 10el DK7ZB
ODX:
SM6BFE 961km
Log:
15:38 SM7GVF JO77GA 030 765 QTF 030/059
15:44 SM6BFE JO68DQ 020 961 QTF 020/060
15:47 OZ1BEF JO46OE 020 758 QTF 020/060
Comment:
More info at: http://ok1teh.nagano.cz/aurora_2m.htm#2017
73 & tnx for AU QSOs
Matej, OK1TEH
PA3BIY, Peter - JO22HB
Rig:
Home Made
Log:
18:22 G4DBN IO93NR 53A 30
18:25 SM6BFEJO68DQ 56A 30