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Total Solar Eclipse over North America Monday 8/21/2017
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:09:20 AM »
"On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun."

General information:

Who,what, where, when, and how?:

Maps, fact sheet:

Amateur Radio related:

There are some amateur radio folks that are going to be measuring the noise using
SDR software.    I have no connection with this group, but thought I would pass it along.
It might be interesting to play or observe.   I believe the software is free, but you would need
to tap off of your radio IF and/or buy one of their kits.   
Again, I have no connection with this group.
I just heard about it from another Yahoo group.

" The Solar Eclipse multi site Measurement using RF-Seismograph

Participants needed! Be part of the big solar eclipse Measurement using your station.

The setup that is planned for the solar eclipse measurement is a multi site noise measurement using the RF_Seismograph. All the participants are using LIF units that connected their shortwave radio to the sound card of their computers. CAT is used to control the frequency of the transceiver.

The RF-Seismograph will be set up to scan JT-65 frequencies on 80m (3576kHz), 40m (7076kHz), 30m (10138kHz), 20m (14076kHz), 15m (21076kHz) and 10m (28076kHz).

All the participating stations are ask to run the MDSR software including the RF-Seismograph with the exact frequencies for the scanner. The FTP site for uploading images containing the graphics display and later the csv data is located in Vancouver, Canada; near the MDSR test station which is located 10 miles north east in Lynn Valley from it.

The RF-Seismograph is set to upload the measurement graphics to the FTP server. This almost gives a real time display of the solar event on Aug 21. Because all the images containing the measurement will be updated every 10 min you will be able to follow it on the web on our website.

All the best;

The MDSR Team
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