>Anyone know anything about ON4UBA?
My guess is that it was ON4UN's station. I've attached a repost of info
John posted on the reflector on June 2. (It would be interesting to see
a summary of the study after it is done John!) 73, Bill W4ZV
from Topband archives at http://www.contesting.com/_topband/9906/0002.html
Dear Fellow topbander,
On Aug 11th 1999, a total solar eclipse is traveling across Europe, from
the Southern tip of England, acros France, Belgium, Germany etc into
Eastern Europe and further to India.
A solar eclipse has a very marked influence on radio propagation on the low
bands. In several countries in Europe, a number of experiments are being
The UBA, the Belgian IARU society has started a comprehensive observation
program, together with the Royal Belgian Meteorological Institute. A number
of beacon transmitters will be set up, including on 160 meters.
We have created a new (temporary) e-mail reflector, to be used by all those
who want to know more about this once-in-a-lifetime happening, and its
consequences on propagation, more spefically on the low bands.
You can subscribe to this reflector by simply sending an empty message to:
The aug_11_eclipse reflector is an initiative of the UBA (the IARU radio
society in Belgium, and is adminsitred by ON4UN. The UBA is making
available a special propgram that turne your PC + sound card into a fully
fledged level measuring and logging piece of equipment. Interested?
How about working over a 700 km distance at local noon in summer time on
Join the reflector.
John Devoldere, ON4UN
adminsitrator for the aug_11_eclipse reflector
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