HamSCI Workshop 2018 Agenda

Main workshop page: http://hamsci.org/hamsci2018

Location: NJIT Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Ballroom B

Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018 Title Presenter Organization Home QTH
7:30 AM Breakfast/Registration - Campus Center Ballroom B      
8:30 AM Welcome Nathaniel A. Frissell, W2NAF and Andrew J. Gerrard, KD2MCQ NJIT Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Newark, NJ
9:00 AM DX Spots and NASA OMNI Data: First Look at H.A.R.C. Database William Engelke, AB4EJ University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
9:20 AM PSKReporter and the Impact of FT8 Philip Gladstone, N1DQ PSKReporter Carlisle, MA
9:40 AM Learning About Propagation Using 40m WSPR and Flat-Earth Calculations Jay Taft, K1EHZ   Bedford, NH
10:00 AM The Ionosphere's Pocket Litter: Sounding the Ionosphere with the RBN Ethan S. Miller, K8GU Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel, MD
10:20 AM Coffee Break      
10:40 AM Citizen Science Observations of Ionospheric Propagation Effects During the 21 August 2017 Great American Eclipse Nathaniel A. Frissell, W2NAF NJIT Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Newark, NJ
11:00 AM Eclipse Radio Science at Marshall Space Flight Center Ghee Fry, WL7C NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL
11:20 AM Ham Radio Activities at Marshall Space Flight Center during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Jesse McTernan, KN4EZR NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL
11:40 AM Wideband Recording of the Solar Eclipse: Listen Now, Analyze Later John Ackermann, N8UR TAPR Dayton, OH
12:00 PM Lunch - Campus Center Atrium      
1:10 PM Eclipse Science at the Club Level: A local radio club's experiences in and around the eclipse J. W. "Skip" Youngberg, K1NKR   Tyngsborough, MA
1:30 PM Observing the 2017 Great American Eclipse with Simple HF Sensors Ethan S. Miller, K8GU Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel, MD
1:50 PM WSPR Propagation During the 2017 Solar Eclipse Jay Taft, K1EHZ   Bedford, NH
2:10 PM A Brief Review of Ray Tracers and Ionospheric Models Stephen R. Kaeppler, AD0AE Clemson University Clemson, SC
2:30 PM Developing a Solar Eclipse Simulation for Greater Good (Raytracing and the SEQP) Joshua S. Vega, WB2JSV NJIT Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Newark, NJ
2:50 PM Coffee Break      
3:20 PM Crowdsourced Lessons Learned from the 2017 Solar Eclipse LF Exercise William Liles, NQ6Z   Reston, VA
3:40 PM Solar Eclipse Effects on LF Propagation John A. Magliacane, KD2BD   Sea Girt, NJ
4:00 PM Ionospheric Signatures of the 21 August 2017 Solar Eclipse Anthea Coster Haystack Observatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Westford, MA
4:20 PM Mid-Latitude Ionospheric Response to the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017: What do we learn from solar eclipse studies? Larisa Goncharenko Haystack Observatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Westford, MA
4:40 PM HF Band Observations and Modeling of the 2017 Eclipse Lee Kordella, KM4MBL Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
7:00 PM Banquet at Iberia Peninsula      
  Keynote Address: Toward A New Frontier: Advancing Radio Remote Sensing and Geospace Science With The Help of Amateur Radio, Then, Now, and in the Future Philip J. Erickson, W1PJE Haystack Observatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Westford, MA

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018 Title Presenter Organization Home QTH
7:30 AM Breakfast/Registration - Campus Center Ballroom B      
8:30 AM Welcome Nathaniel A. Frissell, W2NAF NJIT Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Newark, NJ
9:00 AM Invited Tutorial: Space Physics for Radio Amateurs and Ham Radio for Space Physicists Ethan S. Miller, K8GU Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel, MD
10:00 AM NVIS Field research in Spain: Science or Adventure? Ben A. Witvliet, PE5B/M0IJQ University of Bath Bath, United Kingdom
10:30 AM Coffee Break      
10:50 AM Citizen radio science: An analysis of Amateur Radio transmissions with e-POP RRI Gareth Perry Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Calgary Calgary, AB, Canada
11:10 AM Ideas for a Personal Space Weather Station Nathaniel A. Frissell, W2NAF NJIT Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Newark, NJ
11:30 AM Lightning Detection Techniques and Objectives Gerry Creager, N5JXS Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma Norman, OK
11:50 AM What can ground magnetometers tell us? Hyomin Kim, KD2MCR NJIT Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Newark, NJ
12:10 PM What is the NJIT Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research? Andrew J. Gerrard, KD2MCQ NJIT Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Newark, NJ
12:30 PM Lunch - Campus Center Atrium      
1:00 PM K2MFF Open House and Demo Rooms      
  Tour of K2MFF (Campus Center Room 230) K2MFF Club Members New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
  Lab Demonstration: The Hut on Phasor's Legs (Campus Center Room 235) Kristina Collins, KD8OXT Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
  Lab Demonstration (Campus Center Room 230) Bob Melville (WB3EFT) and Andy Stillinger (WA2DKJ) NJIT Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research Newark, NJ
2:00 PM A Low-Cost SDR Platform for Receiving AM Broadcast Stations for Ionospheric Research David McGaw, N1HAC Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
2:20 PM Wideband Recording Tools, VHF Beacon Net, and Pitaya Frequency Stability John Ackermann, N8UR TAPR Dayton, OH
2:40 PM From Idea to Manufacturing: Uncovering the steps for success Steve Bible, N7HPR TAPR Chandler, AZ
3:00 PM Lessons Learned from the Citizens Weather Observing Program (CWOP) Gerry Creager, N5JXS Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma Norman, OK
3:20 PM Coffee Break      
3:40 PM Turbulence in the Magnetosheath: Solar Wind - Magnetosphere Interactions Arya S. Afshari, KE0CHS University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
4:00 PM DMR as an Emerging Digital Voice Communications Mode via Amateur Radio Kai Chen, K2TRW   Dumont, NJ
4:20 PM FT8 Image Mode William Engelke, AB4EJ University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
4:40 PM Presentation/Discussion      
5:00 PM Closing Remarks Nathaniel A. Frissell, W2NAF New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ