Monday, May 18, 2015

Mid-latitude Aurora WARNIING status update at 00:29 UT

UPDATE: This is an automatic update on the progress of the current aurora warning. The map was generated 30 minutes after the alert was issued. If it's blank the activity has subsided since the alert was issued. The latest real-time map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. You can see the radio contacts that triggered the alert here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. This alert is issued in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). ## This update was sent on Tue 19/05 at 00:29utc ##

Mid-Latitude AURORA WARNING at 23:59 UT #aurora

A possible Mid-Latitude aurora is in progress, based on amateur radio contact reports. Amateur VHF auroral contacts appear on the map as red lines, and the yellow arc shows the alert area. This map was generated at the start of the opening, a further update will be sent in 30 minutes. View the live map here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. Alerts are issued by G7IZU in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). This alert was sent on Mon 18/05 at 23:59utc ##

High-latitude AURORA WARNING at 23:53 UT

The attached map shows yellow arcs where amateur radio operators were reporting contacts via aurora during the past 30 minutes. The live real-time AU map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. The most recent auroral radio contacts can be seen here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Alert sent on Mon 18/05 at 23:53 UT

Friday, May 15, 2015

First Trans-Atlantic sporadic-E of the year tonight on 50 MHz band.


Sporadic E propagation is in progress tonight betweem Portugal and the USA and Canada. This is the first good Trans-Atlantic opening of 2015.

Follow the opening live on my Trans-Atlantic propagation maps page.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The recent radio aurora seems to have ended. The last report was received more than 2 hours ago.

Aurora might still be visible, but no one is currently reporting it via amateur radio. The real-time radio contacts map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html See the most recent reports here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Sent on Wed 13/05 at 17:23 UT

Mid-latitude Aurora WARNIING status update at 15:59 UT

UPDATE: This is an automatic update on the progress of the current aurora warning. The map was generated 30 minutes after the alert was issued. If it's blank the activity has subsided since the alert was issued. The latest real-time map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. You can see the radio contacts that triggered the alert here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. This alert is issued in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). ## This update was sent on Wed 13/05 at 15:59utc ##

Mid-Latitude AURORA WARNING at 15:29 UT #aurora

A possible Mid-Latitude aurora is in progress, based on amateur radio contact reports. Amateur VHF auroral contacts appear on the map as red lines, and the yellow arc shows the alert area. This map was generated at the start of the opening, a further update will be sent in 30 minutes. View the live map here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. Alerts are issued by G7IZU in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). This alert was sent on Wed 13/05 at 15:29utc ##

High-latitude AURORA WARNING at 15:20 UT

The attached map shows yellow arcs where amateur radio operators were reporting contacts via aurora during the past 30 minutes. The live real-time AU map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. The most recent auroral radio contacts can be seen here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Alert sent on Wed 13/05 at 15:20 UT

The recent radio aurora seems to have ended. The last report was received more than 2 hours ago.

Aurora might still be visible, but no one is currently reporting it via amateur radio. The real-time radio contacts map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html See the most recent reports here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Sent on Wed 13/05 at 08:56 UT

Mid-latitude Aurora WARNIING status update at 05:00 UT

UPDATE: This is an automatic update on the progress of the current aurora warning. The map was generated 30 minutes after the alert was issued. If it's blank the activity has subsided since the alert was issued. The latest real-time map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. You can see the radio contacts that triggered the alert here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. This alert is issued in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). ## This update was sent on Wed 13/05 at 05:00utc ##

Mid-Latitude AURORA WARNING at 04:30 UT #aurora

A possible Mid-Latitude aurora is in progress, based on amateur radio contact reports. Amateur VHF auroral contacts appear on the map as red lines, and the yellow arc shows the alert area. This map was generated at the start of the opening, a further update will be sent in 30 minutes. View the live map here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. Alerts are issued by G7IZU in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). This alert was sent on Wed 13/05 at 04:30utc ##

High-latitude AURORA WARNING at 04:21 UT

The attached map shows yellow arcs where amateur radio operators were reporting contacts via aurora during the past 30 minutes. The live real-time AU map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. The most recent auroral radio contacts can be seen here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Alert sent on Wed 13/05 at 04:21 UT

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The recent radio aurora seems to have ended. The last report was received more than 2 hours ago.

Aurora might still be visible, but no one is currently reporting it via amateur radio. The real-time radio contacts map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html See the most recent reports here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Sent on Tue 12/05 at 21:22 UT

Mid-latitude Aurora WARNIING status update at 20:02 UT

UPDATE: This is an automatic update on the progress of the current aurora warning. The map was generated 30 minutes after the alert was issued. If it's blank the activity has subsided since the alert was issued. The latest real-time map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. You can see the radio contacts that triggered the alert here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. This alert is issued in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). ## This update was sent on Tue 12/05 at 20:02utc ##

Mid-Latitude AURORA WARNING at 19:32 UT #aurora

A possible Mid-Latitude aurora is in progress, based on amateur radio contact reports. Amateur VHF auroral contacts appear on the map as red lines, and the yellow arc shows the alert area. This map was generated at the start of the opening, a further update will be sent in 30 minutes. View the live map here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. Alerts are issued by G7IZU in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). This alert was sent on Tue 12/05 at 19:32utc ##

High-latitude AURORA WARNING at 17:57 UT

The attached map shows yellow arcs where amateur radio operators were reporting contacts via aurora during the past 30 minutes. The live real-time AU map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. The most recent auroral radio contacts can be seen here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Alert sent on Tue 12/05 at 17:57 UT

Monday, May 11, 2015

The recent radio aurora seems to have ended. The last report was received more than 2 hours ago.

Aurora might still be visible, but no one is currently reporting it via amateur radio. The real-time radio contacts map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html See the most recent reports here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Sent on Mon 11/05 at 18:22 UT

Mid-latitude Aurora WARNIING status update at 16:59 UT

UPDATE: This is an automatic update on the progress of the current aurora warning. The map was generated 30 minutes after the alert was issued. If it's blank the activity has subsided since the alert was issued. The latest real-time map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. You can see the radio contacts that triggered the alert here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. This alert is issued in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). ## This update was sent on Mon 11/05 at 16:59utc ##

Mid-Latitude AURORA WARNING at 16:29 UT #aurora

A possible Mid-Latitude aurora is in progress, based on amateur radio contact reports. Amateur VHF auroral contacts appear on the map as red lines, and the yellow arc shows the alert area. This map was generated at the start of the opening, a further update will be sent in 30 minutes. View the live map here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. Alerts are issued by G7IZU in conjunction with The DX Robot (http://www.gooddx.net), and G7RAUs Live MUF (http://g7rau.demon.co.uk). This alert was sent on Mon 11/05 at 16:29utc ##

High-latitude AURORA WARNING at 14:24 UT

The attached map shows yellow arcs where amateur radio operators were reporting contacts via aurora during the past 30 minutes. The live real-time AU map is here: http://www.tvcomm.co.uk/radio/au_map_eu.html. The most recent auroral radio contacts can be seen here: http://amunters.home.xs4all.nl/auroralog.htm. Alert sent on Mon 11/05 at 14:24 UT

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Beautiful solar filament eruption filmed by SDO.


Nasa's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this fantastic filament eruption today. The blast, which is linked to the active region AR2339, which produced an X2-flare a couple of days ago, was not earth-directed, so there's no danger to our planet. Nasa is currently forecasting the risk of further M-class flares at 55% over the next 24 and 48 hours, and 10% for X-flares over the same periods. The earth is currently being buffeted by a disturbed solar wind stream which has been causing problems for communications around the globe.

If the video below does not work, here is the download link (.mov format)

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Friday, May 08, 2015

Progress M 27M has re-entered the atmosphere

Reports say that the stricken and uncontrolable cargo ship reentered the atmosphere at 02h20 UT +/- 1 minute on May 8th 2015. The location not yet been reported yet.


A video of it passing over Buenos Aires has emerged. The time of the video is 18h51 (time zone not stated) on May 7th.