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Monday, July 31, 2017

Ham Radio Operators to Hold 'Special Event' During Solar Eclipse:

ALTON -- The public is invited to observe members of the Lewis and Clark Radio Club, Inc. attempting to communicate with other amateur radio operators across the United States during the upcoming Solar Eclipse event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21 at Riverview Park in Alton. Members of the Lewis and Clark Radio Club, Inc. will set up and operate a "special event" amateur radio station in the park and attempt contact with other ham radio operators across the country during the solar eclipse. "This will be a citizen's scientific experiment," said John Nell, chairman for the event. "Since hams are dependent upon layers of the ionosphere to communicate around the globe, and the sun affects each of those layers differently, we're not sure what (if any) effect the solar eclipse will have on our radio communication capabilities. We hope this experiment will shed some light on the subject."

from Ham Radio Times

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