Auroral Conditions


As Kirk will surely attest, there was a show in our northern sky, last night. However, it was a thunderstorm putting on the show instead of an aurora. Thankfully, it's a degree or two cooler today following three 100°F (37.7°C) plus days - our first of the summer.

There is still a possibility we might be able to see an aurora tonight. There have been very few here in my lifetime, the last was about two decades ago.

Radio reception was definitely influenced by the auroral activity this morning. Usually strong CBW 990 was replaced by XET 990. Because I was playing around with my recently modified PL-310, I didn't hear anything new.

Good DX.


Richard Allen
36°22'51"N / 97°26'35"W

Kirk <kirk74601@...>

Tnx to Richard Allen for passing on the news that tonight there exists a possibilty of the northern lights to be visible as far south as Oklahoma and other southern states. Tonight might be a good time to look for stations to the south. Many of us have expienced some of these fine Latin American openings when conditions become this disturbed. Thought you all might be interested.

Tnx also to Richard for the following links:,, or

Kirk Allen
Ponca City, OK