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HamSCI at the National Science Foundation's CEDAR Workshop: A Thriving Collaboration in Ionospheric Science

The National Science Foundation’s annual Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Workshop, was held June 9-14 in San Diego, CA.  It was once again been a focal point for groundbreaking research and collaboration in ionospheric science. This year, the HamSCI community has been exceptionally active, showcasing their significant contributions to the field.

The complete results for the October 14, 2023 running of the SEQP are now available.

The April 8, 2024 HamSCI Total Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) first results are in! Over 52.7 million radio communications were observed over the continental United States using the PSKReporter, WSPRNet, and Reverse Beacon Network networks. Eclipse effects were observed between 18 to 21 UTC, particularly on the 1.8, 3.5, and 7 MHz bands.

HamSCI's 2024 Workshop was awarded 'Best Event of the 2023-2024 Academic Year' by Case Western Reserve University's Media Board.  The Case Amateur Radio Club (CARC), W8EDU, hosted this year's HamSCI Workshop.

HamSCI will be playing a major role at the 2024 Dayton Hamvention. It will be held in Xenia, Ohio May 17-18-19, 2024 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Hamvention is the world's largest ham radio gathering, recently scoring over 30,000 attendees per year. The Hamvention, sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA), is an extremely important event for engaging with the amateur radio community, sharing ideas, developing collaborations, and sharing scientific results.

HamSCI will play a major role at the 2024 Dayton Hamvention, to be be held in Xenia, Ohio May 17-18-19, 2024, at the Greene County Fairgrounds.  It is the world's largest ham radio gathering, having over 30,000 attendees in 2023. The Hamvention is an extremely important event for engaging with the amateur radio community, sharing ideas, developing collaborations, and sharing scientific results. The Hamvention 2024 theme is Expanding Our Community, an excellent fit for HamSCI's goals.  HamSCI will be hosting Booth 5008 in the Hertz Building, giving presentations in the ARISS/YOTA area, and hosting the HamSCI Forum.  Support for the 2024 HamSCI Hamvention activities comes from The University of Scranton, the Yasme FoundationTAPR, the National Science FoundationNASA, and volunteers like you. 


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HamSCI's Festivals of Eclipse Ionospheric Science events are experiencing a tremendous response from the ham radio community. Only 4 days past the total solar eclipse over North America:

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The March/April, 2024 issue of the National Contest Journal (NCJ) spotlights HamSCI members and activities across three different articles.

The Case Amateur Radio Club, W8EDU, is asking for hams and SWLs to participate in a research project being run during the April 8, 2024, solar eclipse.

W8EDU club member Adam Goodman, W7OKE, said the project centers around studying the effects of the eclipse on propagation to better understand the recombination time of the ionosphere.  

The agenda for the March 22-23, 2024 HamSCI workshop at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio has been published and can be viewed here! The workshop will focus on the theme of Alignments - between the Sun, Moon and Earth; between collegiate amateur radio recreation and STEM curriculum; between data collection and analysis; between professional and citizen science.