thanks for this info. I think the signal which was
visible in Chris' and my µHz grabbers around 12 UT was a qrss transmission
According to my understanding, from the Doppler
shift you could estimate the vertical velocity of the layer but not the height.
At vertical incidence, 0.1Hz / 138kHz would correspond to 0.36e-6 c ~ 108
m/s. However the movement would have to be faster when the same
shift was observed with oblique incidence, so the interpretation
depends on the distance between TX and RX.
I don't think Doppler on a narrowband signal alone
will let you derive the altitude of the layer, although in
general LF signals will normally not be able to penetrate much beyond
100 km above ground. In the "SXV ripples"
observations, there was an obvious frequency dependence across the 100 Hz
wide spectrum, which seemed to indicate an unusually large delay of about
10 milliseconds. This is still a riddle as it can't easily be explained by
vertical multihop propagation. So I believe there must have been a horizontally
displaced and moving scattering center, perhaps reminiscent of an Aurora
reflection. But of course this is just speculation.
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: LF: A CME hit this morning
My IC-R75 (X-tal oven) is in REV CW mode and the pitch is 600Hz
My frequency scale is calibrated after the time station on
(599.90Hz in the waterfall). LA4ANA's beacon is 7.6Hz over the
freq in the waterfall. I hope I am not thinking 180 degrees wrong
but this gives me 137787.6.
Markus, is it possible to estimate
the hight of reflection layer , when
you know the frequency and the doppler
Den 17.03.2013 11:15,
skrev Markus Vester:
> thanks for reporting
this! The 0.1 Hz Doppler shift is remarkable. Is your frequency scale upright or
> On a several occasions a few years back, I observed
still unexplained "ripples" on SXV 135.8 kHz, which seemed to indicate a delayed
component with a similar-sized Doppler shift:
> What is strange is that according your screenshot the shifted trace
appeared from 4:15 to 4:45 UT, whereas the Boulder magnetometer shows a magnetic
disturbance starting not before at 6:00:
> BTW I wonder if LA4ANA's beacon would be detectable on one of our
137780 Hz microHz grabbers here. Do you know his exact frequency, and whether
the carrier is phase continuous?
> Best 73,
> From: Steinar Aanesland
> Sent: Sunday,
March 17, 2013 10:40 AM
> To: *[email protected]
> Subject: LF: A CME hit this morning
> I think I
picked it up with my 137Khz grabber. I am monitoring Robert
> LA4ANA on
137780. It is ground wave between us, but I think I can see an
> sky wave
refection also when the storm hit the earth. What do you think?