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Event
April 24, 2017 6:00pm–7:30pm

Tech Talk: Solar Eclipse Effect on Radio Waves

Central Library - 2nd floor Meeting Room

1015 N. Quincy St.

Arlington, Virginia 22201

IEEE Tech Talk, followed by Q&A

Citizen Science Exploration of the Solar Eclipse Effect on Radio Wave Propagation – How can you help measure radio rave propagation during the August 21, 2017 eclipse?

The upcoming solar eclipse over the continental United States gives us a rare opportunity to study radio wave propagation in a manner that sunrise and sunset do not. This presentation will discuss past attempts at such studies and the proposed Citizen Science approach to studying propagation using the upcoming solar eclipse.

The presentation will also include ways that audience members can take part in this effort, including sharing plans for building a simple receiver.

Learn more about the crowd sourcing effort to collect radio wave data during the August 21, 2017 eclipse.

RSVP for an event reminder. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
http://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/3196189

About the speaker:

Bill Liles is an avid Amateur Radio (ham radio) enthusiast holding an Extra Class license. He is a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a member of the Antenna and Propagation Society Historical Committee. He is also a member of the US and UK Amateur Radio organizations (ARRL and RSGB). To participate in this study a ham license is not required.

He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Management.

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