The Personal Space Weather Station project ultimately aims to create a small, multi-instrument system that can make ground-based measurements of the space environment. The observations from this project will not only be useful to the owner of the system, but also aggregated into a central database for space science and space weather research purporses. Initial work focuses on the development of a scientific-grade high frequency (HF) radio receiver, as well as the necessary software and network infrastructure. This project is led by the The University of Scranton, in collaboration with the Tucson Amateur Packet Radio, Inc. (TAPR), Case Western Reserve University / Case Amateur Radio Club W8EDU, the University of Alabama, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Center for Solar Terrestrial Research (NJIT-CSTR), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Haystack Observatory.
Want to be involved? Both HamSCI and TAPR run very active mailing lists and regular telecons. Please see the HamSCI Get Involved for involvement in the science discusion, and TAPR's tangerinesdr.com for involvement in the engineering discussion. As you can imagine, there is a significant amount of crosstalk between the two groups.
Specific questions can be directed to Nathaniel, W2NAF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Personal Space Weather Station by Ward Silver, N0AX
- QST, April 2018, Reprinted with Permission
- Science Questions for a Personal Space Weather Station by Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
- HamSCI Workshop, CWRU, Cleveland, OH, March 2019
- Personal Space Weather Station Overview by Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
- HamSCI Workshop, NJIT, Newark NJ, February 2018
- TAPR Sunday Seminar by Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
- TAPR Digital Communications Conference, Albuquerque, NM, September 2018
- PDF of Slides
We gratefully thank the many volunteers who make this project run, as well as the support of National Science Foundation Grants AGS-2002278, AGS-1932997, and AGS-1932972.