Accession Number : AD0647772

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF TRANS-POLAR H. F. RADIO PROPAGATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Oct 65-30 Sep 66,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN COLL OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Schrader,David H. ; Huang,George

Report Date : 27 OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : A study of polar propagation of HF radio signals from Andoya, Norway, and from Thule, Greenland, to Pullman, Washington, was conducted. The signals were generated by step-frequency sounders operating from 4 MHz to 32 MHz. The study consisted of a study of the regular diurnal and seasonal variations of the MOF and LOF and a study of the effects of solar flares on the reception. During periods when the ionsphere is disturbed by particle flux from solar flares, the MOF decreases initially and the LOF increases some nine hours later on the average. Reception of signal is often lost during periods of either visual or radio aurora. The Andoya-Pullman path was more sensitive to such disturbances than the Thule-Pullman path. The MOF correlates negatively with the daily magnetic K sub p indices of the preceding day. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIO TRANSMISSION, POLAR REGIONS), (*IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, POLAR REGIONS), HIGH FREQUENCY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, ATTENUATION, SOLAR FLARES, AURORAE, IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES

Subject Categories : Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radio Communications

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