Seems like the right place to post- Although relatively new to the ham world; I have been bit BADLY and find myself dreaming of antenna designs and DX. Chance has it that my inlaws house is about 9,000 feet from the geographical centerline of totality for the upcoming eclipse. My interest in astronomy predates my interest in radio so, I naturally found this an advantageous opportunity to combine the two and travel down to witness the spectacle as well as operate my station as much as possible. My question is - How exactly will the eclipse effect propagation? I understand it will improve... possibly... but how? and where? I do not consider myself an "appliance operator" and am fascinated in the technical theory of this hobby.