Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, of HamSCI is gathering ham radio data during the solar eclipse this month for ionospheric research related to propagation.

The log from any station anywhere for Aug 21 from 1400 to 2200 UTC will be helpful even if you heard nothing. If you're a SWL or ham but did not transmit your log is still needed.

The following information is specific to FSQ mode.

Here's what you can do. Set your FSQ station to sound every 10 minutes on Aug 21, 2017 1400 to 2200 UTC. Then send me your heard log, the 6 character grid square where the receiver was during the eclipse, the band used, type of antenna, brand and model of receiver, your UTC off-set so I can convert your file to UTC, and your contact information. Send it to jushamn@readytek.net with subject line SE HEARD LOG.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SOUND. If you would rather not transmit, the data in your heard log is needed.

Please any and all emails on this topic, please use SE HEARD LOG  in the subject line.

FSQ is not the only mode that produces useful data. Follow these Solar eclipse related links for more information.

http://www.hamsci.org/ - more information about HamSCI and what they do.
http://hamsci.org/solar-eclipse-qso-party - scroll down to the video by Dr Frissell


Let's all give Dr Frissell and his group a hand.