Meteor Scatter Workshop, Saturday 31st October, Northampton
This event will be aimed at helping beginners and experienced observers alike, starting with a presentation from J-L Rault (Director, IMO Radio Commission) outlining the opportunities available with meteor scatter systems and the prospects for pro-am collaboration using the FRIPON project as an example.
The topics covered will include:
New papers on VLF emissions from meteors
Identifying VLF transients from meteors, Part 2 - Results from a non-meteor
Both papers are availale from the Meteor Project download page - here
The BAA Radio Astronomy Group RAGazine (August 2015) now available for download
The new downloadable magazine has content and contributions from many of the members of our group. Jeff Lashley has edited the latest edition. Please contact Jeff if you would like to contribute. Contact details are within the pdf download.
All issues of the RAGazine can be downloaded from here.
John Cook has released the 2015 May and June VLF Reports - download from here VLF Reports
The Generation of VLF Emissions by Meteors - A new paper by Dr David Morgan. Download
Amateur Detection of Pulsars - A new paper by PW East (UK) and GM Gancio (Argentina). Download
A Technique for measuring RF Noise Sources - Dr David Morgan - Download
A Technique for measuring signal strength using the RTL Dongle - Dr David Morgan
A Preliminary Note on Detection of Aircraft VOR Navigation Beacons - Dr David Morgan
Website update with 3 new papers and latest issue of the RAGazine
2014 October and November VLF Report now available
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happens outside of the optical spectrum are put off making radio observations
because they believe that large parabolic aerials and complicated electronic
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BAA Back to Basics, 2015 Oct 10
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