[UK-CONTEST] Uk activity on VHF

Paul_group paul_group at greenrover.demon.co.uk
Wed Apr 7 01:42:14 PDT 2010

On 07/04/2010 09:23, Regwoolley at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 07/04/2010 09:18:40 GMT Daylight Time,
> dave at davesergeant.com writes:
> I wonder  if any of you 2m chaps noticed any auroral activity last
> night. In the  past couple of days there has been a huge geomagnetic
> storm, with the HF  bands being totally dead and there has been reports
> of auroral on VHF.  Might have affected things in last nights contest.
> (myself I didn't  even listen, though with the HF bands dead I might
> have found more QSOs  there even with my vertical...).
> 73 Dave G3YMC
> Yes I did have a listen heard a few sm's and gm's but there was nothing
> new! However during the contest the Aurora kept away!

Yes, its been on and off for the last two days.

The ANG beacon on 4m has been drifting between normal tropo and aur, 
Clive 'VVX was a thumping signal with me on Monday afternoon, GM0USI was 
a mix of aur and weak tropo and I think qso's into LA and OZ were made 
later.. but I had to go to work as usual.

On 2m there have been numerous spots for aur qso's.

73 de Paul GW8IZR IO73TI

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