Ionosonde in Austin, TX!

What, what!?? Just found out that there’s an ionosonde in Austin, TX!!!! Had no clue! I’ve been using the data from the Boulder station since beginning in Ham Radio....

What, what!?? Just found out that there’s an ionosonde in Austin, TX!!!! Had no clue! I’ve been using the data from the Boulder station since beginning in Ham Radio.

I had to look it up too: Ionosonde

Still figuring out how to interpret all of this data, so far I only understand the MUF!

Here’s a link: Austin Ionosonde (real time)

Now my next project will be to create a widget that has this data in it, instead of the Boulder data.

I’ve been reading up on propagation lately, and it seems we’re about 2 years past the peak of the solar cycle. Very interesting stuff indeed.

73’s

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  • usJim
    4 November 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Yes … and as of a day ago the Austin Ionosonde is not functioning!

    We aren’t hearing the sounder nor is it ‘posting’ updated data …

    de WB5WPA

    • Johnny
      4 November 2016 at 3:06 PM

      Oh no! I saw that the graph was missing some data, it’s possible they might be performing maintenance on it! I met a gentleman that works on the system, W5IFQ, he said it comes offline for maintenance and checks occasionally.

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