Good Aurora Opening

One day too late! 😀 Good ol’ sun was quite active lately so we were regularly checking the Aurora prediction and Space Weather websites during the contest. Unfortunately nothing during the competition but the band finally opened late this afternoon lasting well into the evening. Would have been a great score boost one day earlier. 😉

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TIME   CALLSIGN      LOCATOR   TX    RX   BAND   MODE   PROP.  QRB
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15:56  SM6VTZ        JO58UJ   59A   57A   2 m.   CW     AUR    600
15:59  SM4HFI        JP7ØTO   59A   56A   2 m.   CW     AUR    829
16:02  SM5EPO        JP8ØMC   53A   59A   2 m.   CW     AUR    788
16:06  SM4IVE        JO79SD   59A   59A   2 m.   CW     AUR    667
16:14  RA1WU         KO47ES   55A   57A   2 m.   CW     AUR   1025
16:20  EW6FS         KO35LB   57A   57A   2 m.   CW     AUR    855
16:21  LA3EQ         JO28CJ   53A   55A   2 m.   CW     AUR    850
16:25  ES4RM         KO49AL   41A   55A   2 m.   CW     AUR   1099
16:27  GM4YXI        IO87WK   59A   55A   2 m.   CW     AUR   1132
16:29  YL2AO         KO16DK   53A   55A   2 m.   CW     AUR    631
16:34  YL2FZ         KO37QI   41A   57A   2 m.   CW     AUR    952
16:40  SM7GEP        JO77IP   59A   59A   2 m.   CW     AUR    497
16:44  SM4GGC        JO69RK   59A   57A   2 m.   CW     AUR    696
16:54  SM4HCM        JP7ØRL   55A   55A   2 m.   CW     AUR    814
16:59  LA3BO         JO59CD   55A   55A   2 m.   CW     AUR    707
17:01  SM6YNO        JO67GG   57A   55A   2 m.   CW     AUR    466
17:11  SM4ONW        JP7ØQN   57A   57A   2 m.   CW     AUR    823
17:18  LAØBY         JO59FW   59A   59A   2 m.   CW     AUR    784
17:26  YL2FZ         KO37QI   53A   57A   2 m.   CW     AUR    952
17:31  ES4RM         KO49AL   55A   59A   2 m.   CW     AUR   1099
17:39  UA1AJY        KO49TW   41A   53A   2 m.   CW     AUR   1201
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This time remembered to switch on the built-in audio recorder in the IC-9700 so can provide a few audio snippets (it’s been a looong time since I last posted some). Unfortunately it was configured wrong, i.e. started new audio files whenever RX changed to TX and vice versa thus no complete QSOs in a single file. Will have to change that setting next time. 😉

LA0BY/JO59 via Aurora:

YL2FZ/KO37 via Aurora:

Part of my ES4RM contact via Aurora:

Part of my UA1AJY contact via Aurora:

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