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: 26. Mar 2024 at 18:14 UTC

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03. Mar 2024

Around 08:30 GMT ACE recorded a moderate wind shock, apparantly caused by an unobserved CME a few days ago. The IMF went very strongly southwards and caused Aurora over northern Europe.



DL6BF, Heinzz - JO32QI
Rig:
4x8 el, 600W
ODX:
1805
Log:
16:48 SM7SPG JO66MD 24
17:15 SP2QBQ JO94FL 28
17:31 G4DHF IO92UU 39
17:34 DL4WK JO63SQ 35
17:37 EW6FS KO35LB 35
17:39 GI4KSO IO64XK 40
18:18 RO3X KO73FU 36 ODX
18:20 YL2FZ KO37QI 35
18:21 SM6CEN JO67AJ 37
Comment:
Comment : hrd total 17 Stn in AU Sound,
very diffr. max ant qtfs
DL8KX, Tommy - JO53CL
Rig:
9 ele + 200W
Log:
15:27 SM6TVZ JO58UJ 30
16:32 SM7SPG JO66MD 45
17:28 DL4WK JO63SQ 45
17:38 G4DHF IO92UU 20
17:48 OZ6TY JO55XE 30
17:58 G0LBK JO03BD 20
18:10 SM6TZL JO67IL 20
18:24 PA0O JO33HG 20
18:40 SM7GVF JO77GA 20
Comment:
Aurora dropped out quickly arround 18:45z.
TNX SM6TZL for my first AU SSB QSO!