May 22, 2024

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Via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Operators Invited to Participate in Scientific Experiments

The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) will be conducting their largest experiment and research campaign from October 19 – 28, 2022. Amateur radio operators are invited to listen and participate.

The research will last for 10 days and include 13 experiments, with transmissions taking place between 1400 – 0600 UTC daily. The transmission experiments include moon bounce, Jupiter bounce, HF ocean scatter, and ionosphere satellite interactions. Amateur radio operators are being asked to monitor the times of the transmissions and signal quality. Reports can be filed electronically, and a special QSL card will be sent for participation.

This will be the most scientifically diverse campaign ever conducted at HAARP. Particularly notable experiments include a first-of-its-kind attempt to bounce a signal off of Jupiter, investigation into possible causes of the airglow phenomenon known as STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement), and testing the feasibility of using radio transmissions to measure the interiors of near-Earth asteroids.

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