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: 18. Dec 2023 at 07:52 UTC

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17. Dec 2023

Aurora



DL8KX, Tommy - JO53CL
Rig:
9 ele + 200W
ODX:
MM0CEZ 952km
Log:
15:01 SM4IVE JO79SD QTF 15
15:16 SM4HFI JP70TO QTF 15
15:32 LA0BY JO59FW QTF 15
15:45 DL4WK JO63SQ QTF 15
15:50 SP2HMR JO94DE QTF 15
15:53 DJ2BC JO63PO QTF 15
15:58 MM0CEZ IO75XU QTF 15
16:06 SM7GVF JO77GA QTF 25
16:08 LA3PK JO59FT QTF 25
16:28 SM0LQB JO89WF QTF 25
Comment:
Nice Aurora, even wrkd DL from DL via AU.
Aurora wasn't long, approx. 1,5 hrs in JO53.
But a big fun again.
LA0BY, Stefan - JO59FW
Rig:
IC-706, PA 300 W, 9-ele- yagi
ODX:
DK5YA JN49NX 1111 km
Log:
15:31 DL8KX JO53CL 56A 55A 40 718 km
15:34 SP2HMR JO94DE 55A 55A 50 795 km
15:39 DG5CST JO60DS 54A 57A 50 1026 km
15:41 DL4DTU JO61TB 52A 53A 50 1007 km
15:44 DL8LAQ JO43XU 56A 59A 40 677 km
15:45 DL5EBS JO31NH 56A 57A 30 981 km
15:46 DL3DXX JO61VE 55A 55A 50 995 km
15:47 PA7KY JO32LR 55A 55A 30 830 km
15:49 DK5YA JN49NX 55A 57A 40 1111 km
15:52 DK3EK 53A 54A 40
15:55 DF7KF JO30FK 59A 59A 40 1086 km
16:00 SM7FCU JO76RE 55A 58A 40 510 km
Comment:
Nice Aurora. Have not worked into JN locators for years. Sorry for being a bit deaf; I have high QRN level sometimes.