Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Australia opening in "Aurora enhanced" low band propagation

This afternoon Aurora was reported. Could it be that tonight there was a chance  for propagation to VK on 160 and 80 m ?  I was expecting this at sunset/ sunrise in Australia
And could  you believe it, this type of propagation seems a bit predictable!
Many weeks  we hardly  saw DX  above 1000km in Europe on low bands.
it is very clear that weak aurora temporary opens the low band DX path by sweeping away the summer D-layer absorption.

Thanks to WSPR this rare type of propagation was noticed.

TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkmaz
 2014-04-30 19:54  PA0O  1.838082  -23  0  JO33hg  10  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2014-04-30 19:36  PA0O  1.838082  -28  0  JO33hg  10  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16351  73 
 2014-04-30 18:56  PA0HCK  1.838029  -24  0  JO33ld  10  VK2KRR  QF34mr  16333  74











 2014-04-30 19:12  PA0O  3.594056  -18  0  JO33hg  10  VK7DIK  QE48cq  16876  81 
 2014-04-30 17:38  PA0SLT  3.594089  -23  -1  JO33kg  10  VK7DIK  QE48cq  16860  81 
 2014-04-30 17:54  PA0SLT  3.594088  -22  -1  JO33kg  10  VK7DIK  QE48cq  16860  81 
 2014-04-30 18:00  PA0SLT  3.594088  -22  -1  JO33kg  10  VK7DIK  QE48cq  16860  81 
 2014-04-30 18:42  PA0SLT  3.594090  -15  -2  JO33kg  10  VK7DIK  QE48cq  16860  81 
 2014-04-30 18:54  PA0SLT  3.594090  -16  -1  JO33kg  10  VK7DIK  QE48cq  16860  81 
 2014-04-30 18:56  OZ7IT  3.594131  -21  0  JO65df  5  VK7DIK  QE48cq  16480  83 
 2014-04-30 19:26  OZ7IT  3.594130  -25  0  JO65df  5  VK7DIK  QE48cq  16480  83 
 2014-04-30 18:40  PA0O  3.594104  -26  0  JO33hg  1  VK1KF  QF44mr  16477  71 
 2014-04-30 19:02  PA0O  3.594071  -25  0  JO33hg  10  VK1KF  QF44mr  16477  71 
 2014-04-30 19:10  PA0O  3.594071  -25  0  JO33hg  10  VK1KF  QF44mr  16477  71 
 2014-04-30 19:12  PA0O  3.594071  -22  0  JO33hg  10  VK1KF  QF44mr  16477  71 
 2014-04-30 18:42  PA0SLT  3.594105  -21  -1  JO33kg  10  VK1KF  QF44mr  16461  71 
 2014-04-30 18:54  PA0SLT  3.594105  -22  -1  JO33kg  10  VK1KF  QF44mr  16461  71 
 2014-04-30 19:02  PA0SLT  3.594104  -25  -1  JO33kg  10  VK1KF  QF44mr  16461  71


1 comment:

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Altijd mooi zulke afstanden op 160m. Op 80m komt het wel vaker voor. Nou heb jij ook wel een redelijk antenne voor 160m dat scheelt ook. Condities waren op 20m gisterenavond richting Australiƫ ook super. Werd met 100mW JT9 nog gezien, dat gebeurd niet vaak. 73, Bas

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