AZURE experiment

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ROCKETS DUMP CHEMICALS INTO NORTHERN LIGHTS: On Friday night (April 5th) in northern Norway, scientists at the Andøya Space Center launched two sounding rockets into an ongoing display of Northern Lights. “

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Why is Autora Borealis ( and Aurora Australis ) interesting for Amateur Radio people ?

We can make Radio contacts via Aurora. Radio magnetics waves on some frequencies (VHF @ UHF ) are refracting/reflecting from area where Aurora ocured.

If we aimed our antennas into this field of ioniside paricle, it is posible to make radio contacts with other AMATEUR Radio station.

I2FAK 144MHz antennas
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Amateur Radio antennas are made to goes Up/Down and rotate around to be in position to find best signal.

In my geografical position (45° North ) it is very rare to make Auroral contacts, but not inposible…

When I was very young Amateur Radio OPERATOR (it was in last century ) my friend from Srbia: Lazo YU1NDL let me hear throught Radio : magnetic tape audio of his QSO via Aurora… ( In that time was not internet )

Also very comon is Au (Auroral ) communication via Amateur Radio Satellite OSCAR: Orbiting Satellite Carring Amateur Radio.

But it may also make destruction in comercial radio comunication…

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Ico

Amateur Radio from 1980. Member of 9A1CRS Radio Club " Slavonski Brod " Member of SKCC #12919 Member of KiKi no:95 Working from 1,8 to 1296MHz Like:DXing , Contesting, Amateurs Satellite, Home Made Antennas:(last job 3el Line Up Quad Antenna for 14MHz (9a2ki LUQA )) Very proud on my 6 times operating from Velebit mountain ( largest Croatian mountain ) - 5 times in Alpe Adria VHF Contest: peaks: Vučjak 2x, Mali Rajinac, Visočica, Veliki Zavižan - and one more time on Velebit , try to reach highest peak: Vaganski vrh, but stoped on lower peak Tadića glavica... See you on the band. 73 de 9a2ki ico

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