|Title||VLF/LF and the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Liles, W, Lukes, L, Nelson, J, Kerby-Patel, K|
|Conference Name||Dayton Hamvention|
|Conference Location||Xenia, OH|
|Other Numbers||Dayton Hamvention 2017|
Previous solar eclipse studies have observed different propagation effects at VLF/LF frequencies (3-300 kHz) compared with those observed at HF (3-30 MHz) frequencies. These differences are primarily due to the much longer wavelengths at lower frequencies in concert with ionospheric D layer interactions. To better understand the unusual eclipse-induced effects at VLF/LF frequencies, we present EclipseMob, a crowdsourced collection effort that will use smart phones as simple VLF/LF software defined radio (SDR) receivers to record changes in propagation from known transmitters during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.