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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  JO33…