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Solar Eclips and RF?

August 21 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many in the U.S. to see a total eclipse. It’s also an opportunity for a team of Virginia Tech researchers to study the effects of the eclipse on changes in the upper atmosphere that have an impact on HF propagation and the global positioning system (GPS). Backed by research funding from NASA and the National Science foundation, the team is headed by Dr. Greg Earle, W4GDE. The Virginia Tech team plans to gather data from a variety of sources, including radar systems, transceivers, satellites, ham radio, and GPS receivers, in order to analyze the effects of the solar eclipse on the conductive region of the atmosphere. “Whether military radar, or consumer GPS signals, the eclipse is going to have effects on the medium that we would like to understand better, so that we can either mitigate them or use them to our advantage,” said Earle.

Winner, Winner!  What’s for dinner? 

My wife and I entered a picture I took years ago entitled "Horses in the Fog" and it took first place at the Madison County Fair!  Who would have thought. -Wally, W8WLK

Columbus Hamfest!

The Aladdin Shrine Center, and the Voice Of Aladdin Amateur Radio Club, welcomed the ARRL Ohio Section Conference   Saturday August 5th, 2017 The hamfest is held the 1st Saturday of August, at the Aladdin Shrine Center. Vendor setup at 6 am, open to the public from 8 am, until 2 pm.  Since the table spaces were fist come - first served, our intrepid Steve Coe, K8SWH, made it his mission to get a good spot. He was there as the doors opened- and here’s the result - first thing you see going into the building!
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