I entered the 23cm contest on 18-March-2015, all the while watching the reports of auroral contacts on other bands.
These contests finish a bit late for me as I need to get to my bed, but I stayed up to listen for auroral contacts & was pleased to work DL8LAQ at 2315 GMT on 144.084 MHz using CW & morse code. He was 57a & he gave me 52a for my 10W. 759km, but I beamed about NE to reach him.
He was my first auroral contact this year.
I also copied OZ1LPR.