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The HamSCI Community is led by The University of Scranton Department of Physics and Engineering W3USR, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University W8EDU, the University of Alabama, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Center for Solar Terrestrial Physics K2MFF, the MIT Haystack Observatory, TAPR, additional collaborating universities and institutions, and volunteer members of the amateur radio and citizen science communities. We are grateful for the financial support of the United States National Science FoundationNASA, and Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC).

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We are looking for presenters for the March 22-23, 2024 HamSCI workshop at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio! The workshop will focus on the theme of Alignments - between the Sun, Moon and Earth; between collegiate amateur radio recreation and STEM curriculum; between data collection and analysis; between professional and citizen science. We are preparing for the solar eclipse of 8 April 2024, for which Cleveland will be in totality. If you would like to present, please visit to submit an abstract. Abstracts are due by February 10, 2024. Presenters will be notified by March 1, 2024.

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HamSCI will have a booth at the Orlando HamCation, February 9, 10 and 11, 2024

Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park in Orlando, Florida, Booth 189, in the North Hall.

If you are at the event, be sure and stop by to say hello.  Even better, spend as much time as you'd like in the booth, talking about HamSCI with the HamCation attendees.

HamSCI is pleased to announce the results from the inaugural running of the Gladstone Signal Spotting Challenge (GSSC). Held during the October, 14, 2023 North American annular solar eclipse, the competition was designed to recognize operators of digital mode stations who contribute valuable data to ionospheric research.  The HamSCI GSSC Score Adjudicator found over 713,500 'spots' attributable to the 68 entrants in the three databases named below - that's a lot of spots!