Amateur Radio Science Experiment at HAARP?

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  1. KL4IU

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    Hello,

    I'm a new ham from Fairbanks, Alaska. I've been into electronics and physics for some time, but last year got my license. The hobby is huge and I am still exploring different aspects of it. While not on the air much (yet) I am active in building and prototyping. Circumstances have lead me to be interested in radio science. The Luxembourg Effect (ionospheric cross modulation) is an interesting phenomenon which I would like to learn more about. Most of the older hams are probably well aware of the effect. I think that scientists have experimented to some extent and have a firm understanding of it. As an amateur and someone that is just curious, I've decided to try my own experiment. Learn by doing, right? If I can find the funds, there is a chance that my experiment may be performed at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Project here in Gakona, Alaska. For those not familiar with HAARP, it is an HF ionospheric heater used for ionospheric modification in radio science experiments. There is no profit here, just a chance to do an amateur science experiment. I think that this would also be good for the amateur radio community to follow along, tune in, report, and learn about the Luxembourg Effect. I can't do this without the support of others. If I don't raise all of the funds to do the experiment I will be donating it to HAARP and to our local radio club KL7KC. My goal is only $1,000 - so don't be shy about making a small donation, every bit counts!

    If you would please consider making a small donation and share this link with others;
    https://igg.me/at/haarpradioexperiment/x/17133291

    Follow along with me on Twitter @KL4IU and see how this adventure goes...

    73,
    Jeff
     
  2. KI6EFA

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    wait, you can pay for HAARP time now?
     
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  3. KL4IU

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    Yes - it is in the ballpark of $5,000/hr (maybe more). UAF Geophysical Institute is trying to solicit users for scientific research. Money is needed to maintain the facility. So I am trying to see if there is any viability in crowd sourcing and finding other demographics for users of the facility. I really don't want to see the place go away because of a lack of funding. It is really an amazing facility and there's so much basic research that could be done with it. The area of Glennallen and Gakona are fairly economically depressed. HAARP does employ locals, generates some economic activity with visiting guests and hosts an annual open house. It's good for the community. It's good for scientific research in the fields of radio, geophysics, aeronomy, plasma physics, etc. I think it is worthwhile for amateur radio operators and clubs to come up with ideas for using the facility. Experiments, contests, what else?
     
  4. KI6EFA

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    well, are they subject to part 97 rules? I can think of a few ideas if not :p
     
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  5. KL4IU

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    I don't know the correct answer for sure - but I believe that HAARP operates under an experimental license which is exempt from FCC part 97.
     
  6. KL7AJ

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    By the way, Jeff is legit. He's the right hand man who helped me get AlasKit off the ground. This is a cool project and can really help put ham radio on the map again. By the way, next Saturday is HAARP open house....they're running buses from the UAF Geophysical Institute, if you happen to be in town. :)

    Eric the Endorser
     
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  7. KL7AJ

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    To answer that question, HAARP is under the auspices of the NTIA, not the FCC.
     
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  8. KL7AJ

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    I still think we can sell male enhancement product ads.
     
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