31 January, 2010

Propagation via aurora reflection

Northern Lights in Tromsø, Norway 
Here is a recording of the Swedish station SM6CNN in contact with me on 29. October 2003, 22:42 UTC on 28.024 MHz. The direct distance is about 275 km.

Note the noise-like signal which is typical for signals that have been reflected off the aurora on the higher HF and on VHF frequencies. There was a strong geomagnetic disturbance that day with the K-index at Dombås, Norway reaching a value of 9 which explains the occurrence of aurora reflection.