HamSCI 2020 Program

Participation is free thanks to support from the The University of Scranton and National Science Foundation

Main workshop page: http://hamsci.org/hamsci2020

YouTube Recording - Friday
Saturday Recording will be available in the future.
Final video production will be done by Jason KC5HWB of Ham Radio 2.0.
Google Drive with Links to Presentation Files
Google Doc With for Questions
HamSCI Glossary

Videos and PDFs of Posters Are Available by Clicking on the Title of the Talk

Friday, March 20, 2020

Eastern Daylight Time UTC Title Presenter Organization
Opening Remarks & Oral Session I
Personal Space Weather Station Engineering & Science
Chair: Dr. Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF; Zoom Moderators: Bill Liles NQ6Z & Diego Sanchez KD2RLM
9:30 AM 1330z Opening Remarks / Webinar Opens    
9:45 AM 1345z Overview of the Personal Space Weather Station and Project Update Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF The University of Scranton
10:00 AM 1400z TangerineSDR Data Engine and Overall Architecture Scotty Cowling WA2DFI TAPR
10:20 AM 1420z TangerineSDR Dual‐Receiver RF Module Design Tom McDermott N5EG TAPR
10:40 AM 1440z TangerineSDR Clock Module Design John Ackermann N8UR TAPR
11:00 AM 1500z TangerineSDR Database and Control System Architecture William D. Engelke AB4EJ University of Alabama
11:20 AM 1520z Magnetometer Support for the Personal Space Weather Station and Related Projects David M. Witten, III KD0EAG, Frances Bonte KE8HPA, & Hyomin Kim KD2MCR TAPR; DeSales High School, Columbus, OH; New Jersey Institute of Technology
11:40 AM 1540z Break    
Oral Session II
Personal Space Weather Station Engineering & Science
Chair: Dr. Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF; Zoom Moderators: Dr. Gareth Perry KD2SAK & Dr. David  Larsen KV0S
12:00 PM 1600z Update on the Low‐Cost Personal Space Weather Station Kristina Collins KD8OXT & David Kazdan AD8Y Case Western Reserve University
12:20 PM 1620z Synchronized Multiple Radio Telescope Microwave SETI  Skip Crilly K7ETI Green Bank Observatory
12:40 PM 1640z WWV Time Tick Arrival Time Study to Investigate Multiple Modes During Daily Dawn and Dusk Transitions Steve Cerwin WA5FRF HamSCI Community
1:00 PM 1700z

Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances Observed Using Doppler Measurements of Clear‐Channel AM Broadcast Transmitters

David McGaw N1HAC Dartmouth College
1:20 PM 1720z Amateur digital mode based remote sensing: FT8 use as a radar signal of opportunity for ionospheric characterization Phil Erickson W1PJE MIT Haystack Observatory
1:40 PM 1740z

Lunch Discussion (Open Webinar)
Chairs/Zoom Moderators: Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA​ & Dr. Declan Mulhall

Oral Session III
Eclipses and Citizen Science
Chair: Dr. Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF; Zoom Moderators: Dr. Laura Lukes KK4FYT & Dr. MD Maktoomi
2:50 PM 1850z Update on the Golden Ears Project Gareth Perry KD2SAK New Jersey Institute of Technology
3:10 PM 1910z Observations and Modeling Studies of the Effects of the 2017 Solar Eclipse on SuperDARN HF Propagation Magdalina Moses KM4EGE Dartmouth College
3:30 PM 1930z EclipseMob: Initial Planning for 2024 William Liles NQ6Z HamSCI Community
3:50 PM 1950z A new CHAIN site in New Brunswick: low‐cost HF and GNSS instruments for Solar Eclipse 2024 Aaron Farnham VE9CG, Anton Kashcheyev University of New Brunswick
4:10 PM 2010z Propagation Teepee: A High Frequency (HF) Radio Spectral Feature Identified by Citizen Scientists Shing F. Fung NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
4:30 PM 2030z Break    
Oral Session IV
Citizen and Professional Space Science Results
Chair: Dr. Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF; Zoom Moderators: Kristina Collins KD8OXT & Dr. Phil Erickson W1PJE
4:50 PM 2050z Using amateur radio to validate model‐based properties of earth's protective shield David A. Smith W6EY Utah State University
5:10 PM 2110z Statistical Study of Open Closed Boundaries (OCB) using ULF Wave Observations from Antarctic AGOs, McMurdo Station, and South Pole Station Rachel Frissell W2RUF New Jersey Institute of Technology
5:30 PM 2130z Temporal and Spatial Development of TEC Enhancements during Substorms James Weygand UCLA
5:50 PM 2150z Large Scale Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances Observed using HamSCI Amateur Radio, SuperDARN, and GNSS TEC Diego Sanchez KD2RLM Essex County College
6:10 PM 2210z Let’s Push the Exploration of the Ionosphere to The Next Level (Invited) Tim Duffy, K3LR Team K3LR, World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF), and  DX Engineering
6:30 PM 2230z Closing Discussion and Remarks    

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Eastern Daylight Time UTC Title Presenter Organization
Invited Tutorials I
Auroral Connection: Optical and Radio Auroral Physics
Chair: Dr. Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF; Zoom Moderators: Laura Brandt & Dr. Phil Erickson W1PJE
9:30 AM 1330z Opening Remarks / Webinar Opens    
10:00 AM 1400z Aurorasaurus: Citizen Science Observations of the Aurora (Invited Tutorial) Elizabeth MacDonald NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, New Mexico Consortium
10:45 AM 1445z Observing Radio Signals of Auroral Origin (Invited Tutorial) James LaBelle Dartmouth College
11:30 AM 1530z

Break
 

   
Invited Tutorials II
Auroral Connection: Auroral Model Ham Radio and Ham Radio History
Chair: Dr. Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF; Zoom Moderators: Dr. Liz MacDonald & Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA
11:45 AM 1545z Operating Auroral Mode Ham Radio (Invited Tutorial) David Halliday K2DH HamSCI Community
12:30 PM 1630z Nikola Tesla – The Pioneer who Paved the Road to the World and Ham Radio as We Know It (Invited Tutorial) Jim Breakall WA3FET Penn State University
1:00 PM 1700z

Lunch Discussion (Open Webinar)
Chairs/Zoom Moderators: Dr. David Larsen KV0S & Dr. MD Maktoomi

ePoster/eDemo Session I
Auroral Connection
Chair: Laura Brandt; Zoom Moderators: Dr. Liz MacDonald & Dr. Jim LaBelle

2:00 PM 1800z

Into the Ionosphere: Real-Time Aurora Mapping Through Citizen Science

Laura Brandt New Mexico Consortium, NASA
2:15 PM 1815z An Aurorasaurus Citizen Science Database of Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (STEVE) Observations

Michael Hunnekuhl, presented by Elizabeth MacDonald

Aurorasaurus Community
2:30 PM 1830z Live Aurora Network Michael McCormack NQ1O Live Aurora Network
2:45 PM 1845z Construction of an Aurora Camera in North Dakota to Aid in Citizen Science and Space Weather Applications Vincent Ledvina University of North Dakota
3:00 PM 1900z Novel methods for characterizing ionospheric irregularities in the high-latitude ionosphere Lindsay V. Goodwin New Jersey Institute of Technology
3:15 PM 1915z Break    
ePoster/eDemo Session II
HamSCI Posters/Demos
Chair: Laura Brandt; Zoom Moderators: Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA & Dr. Gareth Perry KD2SAK
3:30 PM 1930z Patterns in Received Noise: Methods, Observations and Questions Gwyn Griffiths G3ZIL HamSCI Community
3:45 PM 1945z Neutral Winds in the Equatorial Thermosphere as Measured With the SOFDI Instrument Sovit Khadka New Jersey Institute of Technology
4:00 PM 2000z Using a PVC Pipe antenna and a Raspberry Pi to Detect VLF Natural Radio Jonathan Rizzo KC3EEY The University of Scranton
4:15 PM 2015z Electromechanical ELF Transmitters for Wireless Communications in Conductive Environments Jarred Glickstein & Soumyajit Mandal University of Florida
4:30 PM 2030z Visualizing the Electromagnetic Spectrum in the Time Domain Stephen Hamilton KJ5HY & Charles Suslowicz  KD2RQS West Point
4:45 PM 2045z Break    
ePoster/eDemo Session III
HamSCI Posters/Demos
Chair: Laura Brandt; Zoom Moderators: Kristina Collins KD8OXT & Dr. David Kazdan AD8Y
5:00 PM 2100z

Direction Finding: Analog and Digital Applications

Nolan Pearce KE8JCT West Point
5:15 PM 2115z
Jonathan M. Smith
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
5:30 PM 2130z Visualizations of HF Doppler Observations Aidan Montare KB3UMD
Case Western Reserve University
5:45 PM 2145z The Language of Amateur Radio David Vine WA1EAW
:Amateur Radio Club of Augusta
6:00 PM 2200z Closing Discussion and Remarks Nathaniel Frissell W2NAF The University of Scranton