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Amateur Radio and Astronomy are closely related hobbies. It’s a fact that many amateur radio enthusiasts are also keen astronomers and some also operate radio astronomy equipment in their shack. We carry out tests from Ventnor and the NLO relating to radio propagation using the amateur radio bands, as well as using radio for keeping in contact and sharing data between members.
We are grateful for signal reports from regular stations as it allows us to make comparative tests of ionospheric propagation and correlate the data with solar and meteorological data, in addition we would like to determine the extent of the effects of meteor ionisation on radio communications beyond meteor scatter, so all contacts are useful.
If you hear us on air, please join us even if it is just for a quick report. Your input is invaluable for our experimental data and we always like to hear new voices. Our starting point is usually 3,685 KHz LSB but we operate all bands from MF to SHF, day or night, from several sites including the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Dartmoor and Ventnor Radar Station, Isle of Wight.