HamSCI Festivals of Eclipse Ionospheric Science


The HamSCI Festivals of Eclipse Ionospheric Scienc

Inform and Encourage Clubs and Hams in Your Section
To Participate in This Event!

What: The Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP)

When: April 8, 2024

Where: Operate CW, SSB, FT4/8, and even WSPR and FST4W. Non-WARC bands 6-160 meters.


  • Help better understand how the ionosphere works!
  • How do disturbances such as solar flares, geomagnetic storms, and traveling ionospheric disturbances affect radio wave propagation?
  • How does ionospheric science help amateur radio operators improve communications?
  • How can I use my existing radio equipment for science initiatives?
  • Have fun in a friendly HF competition. And there are other experiments as well!

Who: Volunteer amateur radio operators, short wave listeners and science researchers from multiple US universities.

The SEQP is conducted by HamSCI –The Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation — HamSCI serves as a means for fostering collaborations between professional researchers and amateur radio operators. It assists in developing and maintaining standards and agreements between all people and organizations involved.


  • Sign up here and participate! (www.hamsci.org/contest-info)
  • Get on the air on April 8, 2024, before, during and after the eclipse regardless of your QTH.
  • Log your QSO’s in a Cabrillo format.
  • Check the rules before or after the event for submitting logs.

For more information:

About HamSCI: www.hamsci.org

About The Festivals of Eclipse Ionospheric Science: www.hamsci.org/eclipse

Contact:  Ed Efchak WX2R, Public Information Officer: [email protected]

The ARRL is a partner of HamSCI and the SEQP.  HamSCI receives funding from NASA, The National Science Foundation and Amateur Radio Digital Communications.

Sharing Ham Radio w/Visitors

Tonight’s #hamventure consists of a conversation with two fine younger gentlemen that stopped by for a discussion on inspiration on how to reach out to the community not only during the holidays, but all year long. The two young gentlemen discussed how to take care of our fellow residents from within and promote positive efforts for those who would benefit from a simple hello to a handshake in our hopefully post COVID-19 world. During the conversation they asked about the antenna on the truck and asked if was for #hamradio. Well y’all know what happened next! A full breakdown of ham radio and even an operational example with Echolink and its capabilities along with the telling of recent activities for how involved we are as radio operators with the community! During the conversation one of the gentlemen discussed how he already has a radio and is very interested in getting licensed!

As the conversation ended, information was shared for how to get them started in the right direction and how we could interact to assist them with their journey.#HamOn!