Aurora Posts

13.10.2016 Nice Aurora signals

After nice tropo signals to Sweden there was a great aurora signals. Geomagnetic activity was intensifying as Earth passes through the wake of a CME that was hit our planet. Below is short log:

73.49 1607 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa, Braslaw/RTPS 736km
72.98 1611 BLR BR Radio Vitebsk, Braslaw/RTPS 736km
71.48 1617 BLR BR Radio Vitebsk, Vitebsk/RTPS Jurjeva Gorka 824km
73.10 1638 RUS Grad Petrov, Sankt-Peterburg/Olgino (SP) 346km
71.69 1639 BLR BR Kanal Kultura, Brest/RTPS Rakitnica (BR) 1126km
67.64 1642 BLR BR Radio Vitebsk, Myadzel/RTPS Telyaki (MI) 818km
91.80 1700 S SR P2, Västervik/Fårhult TM (ka) 716km
100.30 1704 S SR P4, Skövde/Åsbotorp 2/Billingen TM (vg) 776km

+ plenty of OIRT Rossii stations.

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05.06.2016 – Nice Aurora Signals in Jyväskylä and evening Es to D

Here is a short log: 

90.60 0734 S SR P1, Älvsbyn/Brännberget TM (no) PI logged: E201 PS logged: SR_P1___ 440km

98.00 1438 S SR P3, Västerås/Lillhärad TM (vm) 576km

92.20 1442 S SR P1, Mora/Eldris TM (da) 614km

102.00 1446 S SR P4, Gävle/Skogmur TM (ga) 486km

100.50 1447 S SR P4, Västerås/Lillhärad TM (vm) 576km

89.50 1502 NOR NRK P1, Gausta/Gaustatoppen (te) 949km

88.70 1516 NOR NRK P1, Oslo/Tryvann (os) 840km

90.30 1555 S SR P1, Uppsala/Vedyxa TM (up) 499km

91.80 1556 S SR P2, Västervik/Fårhult TM (ka) 716km

93.00 1558 S SR P2, Borlänge/Teracoms mast Idkerberget (da) 597km

92.00 1911 D Radio PSR, Auerbach/Schöneck (sac) 1543km

90.60 1936 D hr1, Hardberg (hes) 1748km

89.00 1942 D 89.0 RTL, Brocken (san) PI logged: D0DB PS logged: 89.0_RTL 1467km

Clip: NRK Gausta 89.5 MHz:


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July 6 – Iceland!

After a silent week, finally something heard on Saturday night. Forecasts said there have been Aurora Borealis (northern lights), which can reflect signals too. Unfortunately the audio shouldn’t be clear. I have never heard any station during these so-called Aurora conditions, so I don’t know exactly what it should be. On 93.8 I noticed a Swedish speaking station, but it was only a tropo scatter reception from Skellefteå (P1 337 km). DX maps showed skip from FIN to Northern pari of Russia, but what I get was weird Nordic language on 87.7. That´s Iceland with a back lope (RUV Rás 2 identified with it´s news tune)! After turning antenna 180 degrees opposite I checked memories of XDR. Luckily 93.8 was saved (because of P1!). It gave strong sea weather report in Icelandic and have to be RUV Rás 1 Háfell (14 kW), which I received last summer too. Quick check to the FM list – there should be Bylgjan from the same tower on 94.5, but only 2 kW. Surprisingly I heard weak English pop music and the reception got even better during the jingle: ““! I don´t know whether this was Aurora-Es or normal Es, but I’m very happy of catching for the first time a commercial station from Iceland, because it is pretty difficult direction for me. Till the last summer I thought it would be impossible because of high pine trees on that direction (if they would be my propriety, they would be already cutted!). For your curiosity, by clicking the station name you can open mp3 link. That´s all of the 20 minute conditions!

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JJH – Jyväskylä, Finland

As fellow blogger JMN wrote there was quite interesting propagation on Saturday night. Aurora signals are characterized severe distortion which was noticeable in FM band on this night. Geomagnetic activity in Hankasalmi magnetometer measuring station (HAN) was: High, so conditions for Aurora was quite good. I registered some weak signals especially in 94.3 MHz but couldn’t identify station but strongly guess based on language I heard is Iceland. Anyway this is only lucky guess cause signal was very weak and flawed.

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