The invited amateur radio tutorial will be presented by Mr. Jim Bacon G3YLA
and will focus on the influences of Terrestrial Weather on radio propagation and the ionosphere. Mr. Bacon is a well-known retired meteorologist from the United Kingdom and is the recent recipient of the Radio Society of Great Britain Les Barclay Memorial Award
to recognize those who have made excellent contributions to propagation research and understanding. Mr. Bacon actively develops the PropQuest website
, which provides real-time Sporadic E Probability Index (EPI) that incorporates the factors of tropospheric weather, atmospheric gravity waves, meteors, wind shears, and atmospheric semi-diurnal tides.