RSGB Eclipse Experiment yields data

| March 27, 2015
Solar Eclipse 2015

The partial eclipse of the sun as witnessed from RSGB HQ on Friday, 20 March 2015.

The RSGB’s solar eclipse radio experiments on 20 March were deemed a great success.

Radio amateurs took part in a wide range of experiments on many bands, including a QSO party on 160, 80m and 40m.

The use of the reverse beacon network and Morse code meant that the received signal-to-noise ratios of those taking part could be automatically logged.

Other stations, including some in Iceland and the Faroe Islands, used WSPR, the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter, to test propagation on paths around Europe.

All this data is now available for RSGB Members to download and analyse themselves on the RSGB’s Radio Propagation Questions forum.

A lot of analysis can now be done to look at specific paths and times using the data that were collected and Propagation Studies Committee Chair, Steve Nichols, G0KYA, would like to thank everyone who took part in the experiments.

A full report will appear in a future edition of RadCom.

A longer version of this article can be found at

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