Arecibo Observatory Ionospheric Heating Campaign Under Way

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Arecibo Observatory Ionospheric Heating Campaign Under Way

by KirtB » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:01 pm

Arecibo Observatory Ionospheric Heating Campaign Under Way

Note: "Ionospheric heating" is a Ham radio insider term similar to "cloud warming" for blasting a lot of RF power into the sky at a nearly vertical angle. "Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is conducting an ionospheric heating campaign July 24-31, using HF. 'The new Arecibo ionosphere HF heater nominally transmits 600 kW net power and has a unique Cassegrain dual-array antenna design that increases gain of three crossed dipoles for each band, using the signature 1000-foot spherical dish reflector,' explained Chris Fallen ..." http://www.arrl.org/news/arecibo-observatory-ionospheric-heating-campaign-under-way

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