July 15, 2024

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Via the RAC: NASA Seeks Help from Amateurs during Solar Eclipses

The post NASA Seeks Help from Amateurs during Solar Eclipses first appeared on Radio Amateurs of Canada.

Members of the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI) will be making radio contacts during the 2023 and 2024 North American eclipses, probing the Earth’s ionosphere.

It will be a fun, friendly event with a competitive element – and you’re invited to participate.

Both amateur and professional broadcasters have been sending and receiving radio signals around the Earth for over a century. Such communication is possible due to interactions between our Sun and the ionosphere, the ionized region of the Earth’s atmosphere located roughly 80 to 1000 km overhead.

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