Submitted by melindalord on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 16:36
The following positions will be up for election in June 2015: Secretary, Treasurer, two Director at Large and two regular Directors. If you would like to run for one of the available SARA officer or board positions please send a note to Secretary Bruce Randall (firstname.lastname@example.org) copying President Ken Redcap (email@example.com). Contact information also is listed in the Administrative Info tab on the SARA website (www.radio‐astronomy.org) and in the Administrative section of the SARA journal. To find out the duty and responsibilities for these positions, read the Operations Procedures Manual.
Author: Tom Hagen
Title: Portable VLF Receiver for Making Calibrated Magnetic Field Strength Measurements
Abstract: This presentation is about the author's continuing efforts to get calibrated measurements of the field strengths of the various VLF stations used by the SuperSID program as reference sources to detect sudden ionospheric disturbances (SID’s). Presently, the amplitude of data coming in from the various SuperSID stations around the world is uncalibrated. When a SID is detected, there is a measurable change in relative signal strength, but actual field strengths are unknown. If a portable VLF receiver and loop antenna setup could be developed that is calibrated, then such a setup could be shipped to different sites for calibrated field strength measurements. Users could even build their own receiver and loop antenna from standard plans. A small loop design and two receiver designs are discussed. Estimated sensitivities of each receiver design are calculated. Calculations are verified with laboratory tests.
Submitted by csufitchi on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:09
The latest addition to the SARA website is a new tab on the header bar called SARA Sections, in addition to the tabs already there for: Home; Education; Administrative Info; Forum; Projects; Links; Photo Gallery; The SARA Store; and RASDR. The tab for the SARA Sections will bring the visitor to an Introduction page, under which will be 6 SARA Sections. The purpose of these sections is to create a more intuitive website experience when visitors view the SARA webpage. This will help enhance the website with a similar feature seen with other national astronomy organizations like that of AAVSO and ALPO.
Submitted by melindalord on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:06
Green Bank, WV National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), USA
The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA) solicits papers for presentation at its 2015 Annual Conference to be held 21 June - 24 June 2015.
Submitted by melindalord on Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:15
Vice President Tom Hagen announced today that Duncan Lorimer from West Virginia University Department of Physics and Astronomy has agreed to be the Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Annual SARA Conference to be held June 21 to 24 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Green Bank, WV. The following excerpt is from WVU website: