Tag: solar eclipse

via the ARRL: HamSCI Presents Initial Eclipse Results at ARRL-TAPR Digital Communications Conference

At the 36th annual ARRL and TAPR Digital Communications Conference (DCC), held September 15–17 this year in St. Louis, HamSCI members presented preliminary evidence that the August 21 solar eclipse had a significant effect on HF propagation. The DCC is geared toward technically minded Amateur Radio operators who specialize in building and designing hardware and […]

The Great American Eclipse: Virginia Tech researcher grapples with a year’s worth of data

Stationed in an empty field at Shaw Air Force Base near Sumter, South Carolina, Virginia Tech electrical engineering professor Greg Earle and his team waited for the total solar eclipse of 2017. Rather than traveling toward the path of totality to see one of “nature’s most awe-inspiring sights,” Earle prepared to put his three-year-old hypothesis […]

More Professional and Citizen Research Suggests Eclipse Briefly Affected HF Propagation

Both professional and citizen scientists conducted formal and informal investigations into the effect of the August 21 solar eclipse on HF radio propagation. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, of HamSCI, has said it will take some time to get a more scientific analysis of data compiled during the Solar Eclipse QSO Party. Frissell and others are investigating […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #965

This Week in Amateur Radio #965 Week of August 26, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR965 Running Time: 1:09:43 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #965 with a release and air date of, August 26, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hewlick, […]

Solar Eclipse QSO Party a Hit, Science Conclusions Await Additional Analysis

The 2017 Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) is history, and, while logs are still coming in, the preliminary participation numbers look good, according to Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, of HamSCI. “Although the final numbers are not yet in, preliminary reports show that over 670,000 spots were detected by the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN), and over 542,000 […]

Solar Eclipse QSO Party Signup So Far Has Attracted More Than 250 Eclipse Enthusiasts

The Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) now is just a week away — Monday, August 21 — and more than 250 radio amateurs in the US and elsewhere already have signed up to take part. The SEQP is a special operating event organized by the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI), led by Nathaniel Frissell, […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Communication Resources to be Available during Eclipse Day

ARRL, the American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) will partner on Monday, August 21, to provide a nationwide communication link for local and regional American Red Cross units should a communications failure occur during the solar eclipse. “Concern has been expressed by public safety, emergency management, and others that […]

via HACKADAY: Crowdsourcing The Study Of An Eclipse’s Effect On Radio Propagation

If you are an American, you’ll probably now find yourself in one of three camps. People who are going to see the upcoming solar eclipse that will traverse your continent, people who aren’t going to see the eclipse, and people who wish everyone would just stop going on incessantly about the damn eclipse. Whichever of […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #964

This Week in Amateur Radio #964 Week of August 19, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR964 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #964 with a release and air date of, August 19, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #963 – Expanded Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio #963 – Expanded Edition Week of August 12, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/2hTsHAS Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #963 with a release and air date of, August 12, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, […]

Amateur Radio Participation is Key to University Solar Eclipse Experiment

Virginia Tech electrical engineering professor Greg Earle, W4GDE, is heading up a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded solar eclipse experiment dubbed CEDAR — Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions. The experiment proposes to study the effects on the ionosphere of the August 21 total eclipse of the sun, using a combination of GPS receivers, the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #962 – Expanded Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio #962 Expanded Edition Week of August 5, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR962 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #962 with a release and air date of, August 05, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, Will […]

Will you be able to call 911 during the solar eclipse? Emergency managers prepare for cell towers to jam (Oregon)

When an expected 1 million people converge on Oregon for next month’s solar eclipse — what many call the most dramatic celestial event viewable from Earth — they will be calling, texting, tweeting and posting selfies of their experience to Snapchat and Instagram. Perhaps the only people not smiling at the thought of this solar […]

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