Big CME smacked the earth Tuesday in case you haven't heard. If you are interested in what's going on ....go to www.spaceweather.com
for some informative learning.
Here's a map of the auroral projection for tonight. Note that it covers over 1/2 of northern USA and above. Aurora should be visible if no clouds roll in and wx people say there is a good chance for a visual . Head out away from light pollution as far as possible. Take your 2 meter all mode rig and your camera too and any old 2 meter yagi and just aim it north. If you have never heard aurora before, is sounds like some one gurgling in a barrell on SSB or on CW, the notes are a hissing sound, not a musical note. FM rarely is understandable. This is close to being a X class flare, there will be hundreds of stations on tonight. Power is not important, 10 watts into a 3 element yagi may get you a contact with the east or west coast or maybe Alaska....on 2 meters ??? It's possible... Enjoy, we don't get these big ones all that often...... KV8X