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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX008 (2017)

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ARLX008 Solar Eclipse QSO Party Signup So Far Has Attracted More
Than 250 Eclipse Enthusiasts

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Special Bulletin 8  ARLX008
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 15, 2017
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX008 Solar Eclipse QSO Party Signup So Far Has Attracted More
Than 250 Eclipse Enthusiasts

The Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) now is just under a week away -
Monday, August 21 - and more than 250 radio amateurs in the US and
elsewhere already have signed up to take part. The SEQP is a special
operating event organized by the Ham Radio Science Citizen
Investigation (HamSCI), led by Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, to study
ionospheric effects caused by the total solar eclipse. Event rules
and operating procedures are available on the HamSCI website at,
http://hamsci.org/seqp .

During the SEQP, hams are being asked to operate on the HF bands in
a manner similar to a contest or QSO party. HamSCI researchers want
to know where you plan to be during the eclipse and what modes you
plan to operate. Visit the SEQP Pre-Registration page at,
http://hamsci.org/seqp-prereg .

The experiment will take advantage of such systems as the Reverse
Beacon Network, (RBN), PSKReporter, and WSPRNet, and participants'
logs will provide contact and spot data that researchers at the New
Jersey Institute of Technology and at Virginia Tech will use to
study eclipse-induced ionospheric effects.
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