[aprssig] APRS, AM radio and the solar Eclipse (Cloud Reporting)

John D. Hays john at hays.org
Fri Aug 18 17:39:20 CDT 2017


KSL 1160 AM Salt Lake City, UT is virtually a clear channel.



On Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 3:24 PM, Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:

> Reminder for APRS operators out in remote locations doing Eclipse stuff on
> Monday:
>
> 1) Set your radio’s SYMBOL to the SUNNY symbol (\U).  (for easy ID)
>
> 2) Once on location, maintain your STATUS to report your WX.  Something
> like:   “Clouds 25% at 1015 EDT”
>
> 3) See where everyone is on FINDU.COM.
> http://findu.com/cgi-bin/symbol.cgi?icon=\U&limit=200
>
> 4) Watch for Balloons on 144.39 or 144.34, and on
> http://findu.com/cgi-bin/symbol.cgi?icon=/O&limit=200
>
> 5) Tune the HF bands, there is an ECLIPSE CONTEST going on…  Google it?
>
> 6) There are numerous other Ham experiments.  see: http://HamSCI.org
>
> 7) Do the AM radio experiment listed there by listening for the 13 clear
> channel AM radio stations below near the path of totality.
>
> 8) CQ to others by sending a CQ via the CQSRVR.  Send message to CQSRVR and
> begin text with CQ ECLIPSE… and your report. Update your CQ MSG every 30
> mins (that’s the limit).  The ANSRVR des the same thing but has no time
> limit.  Once you see other calls from their CQSRVR or ANSRVR messages, then
> you can message one-on-one to them by callsign.
>
> [LIST OF AM CLEAR CHANNEL STATIONS]
>   kHz CALL    Location          Eclipse UTC
> ------ -------  ----------------  --------------
>   650 WSM   Nashville, TN   18:28
>   670 KBOI    Boise, ID          17:27
>   750 WSB    Atlanta, GA      18:36
>   840 WHAS Louisville, KY    18:27
>   880 KRVN  Lexington, NE  17:57
> 1030 KTWO Casper, WY      17:43
> 1040 WHO   DesMoines, IA 18:08
> 1110 KFAB   Omaha, NE       18:04
> 1110 WBT   Charlotte, NC   18:41
> 1120 KPNW Eugene, OR      17:17
> 1120 KMOX St. Louis, MO   18:18
> 1190 KEX      Portland, OR    17:19
> 1510 WLAC  Nashville, TN   18:28
>
> Bob Bruninga, WB4APR at amsat.org
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John D. Hays
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K7VE

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