Most of the Scandinavians are quite near the polar circle and also very near the aurora borealis. At times the propagation can be very challenging, particularly when the great-circle signal path used in a QSO passes through the auroral region.

voacap-sacMake your own propagation forecast for SAC

Jari, OH6BG has provided us with an excellent on-line Voacap propagation prediction tool on the web. It’s very easy, just select SAC CW or SSB and input you QTH locator. Go to and make your own forecast! The colors are showing the RELiability.

If you are in Scandinavia you may want to do detailed world-wide propagation analysis with the VOACAP Propagation Planner! An excellent tool, very easy to use. Go to !

Current Aurora 30 minute forecast of the Northern Hemisphere