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  • Operating the Solar Eclipse

    Posted by KE8HNK on 2024-03-28 at 11:08

    How many of us are operating the Solar eclipse on April the 8th? I live in the direct path and plan on operating on the following Bands.

    2 meter both repeater and 146.520

    10 meters (where there is actvity)

    20 meters (where there is actvity)

    40 meters (where there is actvity)

    Our club is hosting a net QSO party on our local repeater to see if we make contacts and just was wondering how many others are doing the same. Plus any traveling out to the line of the eclipse ?

    Take care, look forward to hearing the response.


    Jim replied 1 month, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • AF7SJ

    2024-03-28 at 14:49
    Newbie posting rank

    I’m not sure, I’m planning on driving into the eclipse path, and I will be taking at least a HT with me. But whether I break out an HF radio station to experience the ionospheric changes I’m not sure… But I hope as many as possible do participate.

  • Jim

    2024-04-01 at 10:48
    25W posting rank

    During the previous eclipse I participated in the NASA effort and transmitted. This time around, I won’t be able to. I am going though. We’ve rented a 15-pax bus and will be driving to…?? not sure yet, actually. It’ll be weather-dependent. We leave from D.C. and Baltimore. @W4Doi and W3CID will be with me, as will be wife, one daughter, and a pile of her friends. For now, the weather looks best up around Vermont. I’ll know better by Friday. We hit the road Sunday 7AM from Baltimore. All I hope for is cloudless sky and no stop-stop traffic jams.

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