Hope You’re All Having Lots of Contest Fun — 6m E Skip is Confirmed. Will the VHF Bands Open up via Auroral Propagation?

  6pm Saturday — 
  Just got home and I’m heading to bed.  Got increasingly sick at my wife’s nieces volleyball tournament today.  Chills, aches, general whiny-ness.  The whole 9 yards of Felix Unger, minus the honking noise.  
  Sifting thru emails while I wait for the heat to go up to about 75 F. in the house… looks like this could be a great January contest.  See the FM (88-108 MHz) gang has been reporting sporadic Es this afternoon, so 6m (50 MHz) should have been hopping.   Then everybody’s been buzzing for a few days about the potential for auroral enhancement tonight or maybe into tomorrow.  Very short story — point your yagis on 6 and 2m north from time to time and see if you start hearing the distinctive, raspy, distorted CW and SSB signals that mean aurora. 
   I’m sure if you use the “search” box in the upper right and type in “aurora” you’ll get some posts where I discuss how to work aurora on VHF in greater detail.

One Response to “Hope You’re All Having Lots of Contest Fun — 6m E Skip is Confirmed. Will the VHF Bands Open up via Auroral Propagation?”

  1. Art Snapper Says:

    I heard the aurora’s effect on signals when I pointed the 2M yagi north on Saturday afternoon. I was QRP portable in EN62vp and heard it on stations in EN74.