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: 03. Sept 2020 at 10:17 UTC

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01. Sept 2020




LA0BY, Stefan - JO59IX
Rig:
K3 + XVTR + PA 180W
ODX:
ES5PC KO38HJ 921 km
Log:
17:01 OH1ND KP00XL 57A 55A 30 623 km
17:03 OH6PA KP02PL 55A 55A 30 630 km
17:05 ES2MC KO29GG 55A 55A 30 780 km
17:06 OH6UW KP32AC 56A 55A 30 856 km
17:10 OH4LA KP20LG 57A 57A 30 788 km
17:28 ES5PC KO38HJ 57A 57A 40 921 km
17:30 OH5LK KP30ON 57A 57A 30 910 km
17:33 GM4VVX IO78TA 55A 55A 340 889 km
Comment:
Nice to have had some Aurora after a long time during the NAC. Heard also R1DM but QSO was not complete (QSB/QRM). Rather poor activity it seems.