[VHFcontesting] Aurora/tropo in Sept VHF QSO Party
n0jk at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 23 17:35:42 EDT 2003
Lots of good aurora and tropo last week. The aurora even got down to Kansas
and W0EKZ Wichita worked IL and OH stations on 2M aurora. September can be a
good month for aurora.
Bermuda is about the same geo-magnetic N latitude as Virginia. So... a
decent geomagnetic storm with a K of 6 or 7 and aurora should surely reach
VP9. Bermuda is within aurora reflection range of W1, W2, W3, W4 and W8. If
a decent aurora occurs in the Sept. contest, don't forget I am out there in
FM72! Good chance to add a new grid and country on 2M and 70 cm.
Tropo too from Iowa and Missouri all the way to W1 land on 2M and 70 cm last
So if a tropo inversion occurs out in the Atlantic, watch out! Hamilton to
Philly is about the same distance as Wichita to K9MRI EN70(who I worked with
10 w on 2M tropo July 20).
- Jon NØJK
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