For anyone not working during those hours, please partake of the Solar
Eclipse QSO Party, 21 Aug 2017 1400 – 2200 UTC
This gives us amateur radio operators a great opportunity to participate
in a scientific experiment. The thesis is "Lack of Solar Radiation
during an eclipse will affect the ionosphere enough to be observable
during the period of partial and total eclipse of he sun." The more
information provided by amateur radio operators, the better the quality
of these data.
Rules are at http://hamsci.org/about-hamsci
Note that the majority of the data will be from the reversed beacon
network, though "real" signal reports from individuals will be useful.
This means that the usual "RST 5NN" won't be of much use in the SENTRST
and RECDRST blanks, but qualitative and quantitative signal strength
data will be useful.
So, pleast get on a send CQ SEQP or CQ TEST or CQ URCALL and provide
these data for the RBN. This will help prove or disprove the thesis of
the experiment. Also report your "real RST" results -- N1MM+, W3KM, and
other logging software provides methods for over riding the "refilled
RST 599" boxes. Please report your best estimate of ERP along with a
72/73 de n8xx Hg
QRP >99.44% of the time
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