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Natural VLF Radio Phenomena

"The (very beautiful) Music of the Magnetosphere and Space Weather"

www.auroralchorus.com | www.spaceweathersounds.com
About Natural ELF-VLF Radio Field-Recordings, Radio DXing, Travel, and Photography

WR-3 and WR-9STL VLF Receivers

VLF SOUNDBITES - Audio-Files (mp3/wav) of Natural VLF Phenomena - Music of the Magnetosphere

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[Aurora Gallery - 1995 - 2001] | UPDATED and BETTER Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) Gallery (second most popular page on my site)
| Where Cars End Their Time in Hawaii - A Photo Essay Montage | Desert Beauty in Joshua Tree National Park | Photographs I have submitted to Panoramio/Google-Earth | Photos of LowFER and MedFER folks from the late 80's | 183.50 kHz WD2XFJ LowFER Beacon in Burbank, Calif.; and great L.F. Transmitting Resources | Crystal Radio Fun | Hawaiian Camera Obscura | Stephen P. McGreevy in the northern Panamint Valley 06 Feb. 2007 | Stephen P. McGreevy in the northern Panamint Valley 06 Feb. 2007 - Photo 2 | Photo of the Year - Desert Rainbow | The Racetrack and Teakettle Junction - April 2005 - Desert Wildflowers | British Antarctic Survey - Port Lockroy - New WR-4d-BAS VLF Receiver | The VLF Story (first written in 1995, updated 2007 | Build the McGreevy BBB-4 VLF Receiver - simple and fun! | VLF-Quiet sites known in North Am. and Europe/UK/IRL, and a travelogue. | Beautiful Marin Fog | FM-broadcast band DX (2000-2009) and NTSC Television DX (2008-2011) | Many Natural VLF Radio and Radio DXing MP3 Albums at archive.org | Photo-Gallery of my visit to Latvia - Sept. 2009 | The_Pervasive_Acoustic_Hum_August_2014 | WR-3 VLF Receiver powerline-hum-reduction modifications from a user, on output of receiver | Yahoo VLF Group Message Boards | Thanks, Larry Granroth at uiowa.edu! One awesome dude!:] | WR-3 VLF Receiver powerline-hum-reduction modifications for users | WR-8L VLF SMALL-LOOP Receiver Schematic (developed in 2012)

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Announcing for November 2014: A professional-grade STEREO VLF Receiver for listening to sferics, tweeks, whistlers, chorus, etc. using a dual-cross-azimuth (orthogonal) loop-antenna system - the WR9-STL (Loop/H-field type) - USD280. Please contact me for details and to get on my notification-of-production email list.

All 2012 to 2014 stereo natural-VLF radio recordings of mine as presented in Internet Archives have been made with this receiver (via a prototype). See:



Stephen P. McGreevy's "Auroral Chorus V: Sferics Anthology (released 2012 - Lone Pine, CA)


Aurora in Alberta Canada 13 Aug 2000

Aurora in Alberta Canada 13 Aug 2000 at about 0200 MDT - Energy and particles from the Sun impacts Earth's Magnetosphere and generates lovely Aurora and Natural-Radio Signals - the radio sounds of "Space Weather."


Manitoba Aurora photo

Photo of gorgeous aurora over northern Manitoba, Canada, taken during Manitoba Solar-Minimum VLF Expedition, way back on 22 August 1996. Central/Northern Manitoba, Canada is the truly best place (in late summer when it is still mild weather) to see gorgeous aurora. If you wish to witness this incredible spectacle for yourself, you don't have to wait until the cold of winter to go northward to see gorgeous aurora if you head for central/northern Manitoba or Saskatchewan, Canada in late August or early September, and the VLF signals will generally be very good (even in solar-minimum periods)! The True North Strong and Free. I love the Boreal Forest region!



Another lovely VLF-quiet location... (it is necessary to find places free from AC-power-lines to hear the best VLF signals - The Music of the Magnetosphere.



November 2013 Radio-receiving DXpedition to China:

Click-photo or here to go to China DX/Tour photo-gallery and audio-file links.
Radio-reception DXpediton to China - 03 to 20 November 2013 - www.auroralchorus.com/china.htm


Updated 19 January 2014 - Stephen P. McGreevy, N6NKS, Natural Radio Sound Recordist, Lone Pine, California


The six MP3 Natural VLF Radio Albums
at www.archive.org:


Stephen P. McGreevy's "Auroral Chorus II: The Music of the Magnetosphere" Album in MP3 (released 2000, Lone Pine, CA)


Stephen P. McGreevy's "August 2000 Solar-Max. Stereo Expedition to Alberta" Album in MP3 (released 2010, Lone Pine, CA)



Stephen P. McGreevy's "Electric-Enigma" Album in MP3 (released 1996, London)


Stephen P. McGreevy's "Auroral Chorus I: The Music of the Magnetosphere" Album in MP3 (released 1998, Lone Pine, CA)


Stephen P. McGreevy's "Auroral Chorus III: The Music of the Magnetosphere" Album in MP3 - Disc 1 of 2 (released 2003 - many recordings of Alberta 2000 and Saskatchewan 2001 Solar-Maximum VLF Expeditions)


Stephen P. McGreevy's "Auroral Chorus III: The Music of the Magnetosphere" Album in MP3 - Disc 2 of 2 (released 2003)



Stephen P. McGreevy's "Auroral Chorus IV: The Music of the Magnetosphere - Desert Whistlers" Album in MP3
- also contains a great amount of field recordings (echo-tank at the Reward Mine, Inyo Co., CA; freight-train recordings; storm chasing, etc. I think you will find this the most fascinating album of mine, yet!




Stephen P. McGreevy's "Auroral Chorus V: Sferics Anthology (released 2012 - Lone Pine, CA)



Click Photo or this link to go to Internet Archives site to listen to audio-files (MP3) of my latest Mediumwave/AM Broadcast-band DXpedition (15-21 November 2010) to north-east Oahu, Hawaii! (http://www.archive.org/details/HawaiiMediumwaveDxpeditionNovember2010).


Another glorious Hawaiian (n.e. Oahu) Sunrise 19 Nov. 2010 after a wonderful night of DXing the MW/AM BCB! (click image to go to the Internet Archives page of this DXpedition)


Recommended Weblinks:

Premiere Research Institutions involved in natural-VLF-radio research:

Fascinating Websites, and I've been honored to meet folks from all of these organizations:


Listen to VLF in Tromso, Norway on this tour!


Great audio-visual material:


Patrick Sykes in London made a recent, great audio-composition about VLF radio.


Special Thanks to Semiconductor Films for their major contribution to this website.


An amazing site of Thomas Ashcroft and his Radio and Video-Observing!

Kevin Gordon Films - 'Tuned In' (award-winning short-film-doc)


Special Thanks to Maida Withers for using my auroral-sounds in her beautiful presentation! (click picture)


Aurora Borealis - 250 Miles Above the Earth from Randy Smith on Vimeo.



Listening to the Northern Lights (YouTube Video)


Listening to gorgeous chorus recordings from EMFISIS (YouTube video link)


Fascinating Recordings - They LOVED my natural radio albums (available now as MP3 albums on Internet Archives - links above)


Great audio-field-recording (specialty) microphones from Jez!

Live streaming VLF audio:


Live VLF-audio streams online



Some Stephen McGreevy Travel Photography
Inyo County, California photography near my desert VLF observatory:


Travel Abroad:


Click-photo to go to China photo-gallery and audio-file links. Radio-reception DXpediton to China - 03 to 20 November 2013 - https://archive.org/details/MediumwaveDXpeditiontoChina


My Travel Photography Continued...

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