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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 and 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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26. Aug 2018

A filament eruption in the northern hemisphere on August 20th (!) was the likely cause of the CME which caused minor to major storm levels.


M0HOM, Martin - IO93QO
FT-736R + PA 100W, LNA + 10EL
17:06 GM3WOJ IO77ws 20
17:17 SM7GVF JO77ga 345
PA4VHF, Dick - JO32JE
06:24 SF6F JO67QS 30
06:26 SM6CEN JO67AJ 30
06:30 SM6BFE Jo68dq 30

16:20 OZ1HDF JO55UN 40
16:28 OZ1BEF JO46OE 30
16:41 GM3WOJ IO77WS 20
17:52 GM4VVX IO78TA 15

16:13 DF9CY JO54 40
16:32 SM6IQD JO57 20
16:35 LA9BM JP40 20
16:38 GM4UYE IO86 10
16:48 YL2AO KO16 10
17:06 SM6LJP JO68 20

16:44 GM4SJB IO88 15
Finally after about one year(!) some aurora again.