Tuesday, August 11, 2020

RBN Gaining 15 New Nodes

 The Reverse Beacon Network (RBN) will be adding 15 new nodes, using grants from the Yasme Foundation and Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC). According to the ARRL Letter, the nodes will be installed in areas where there is a need for more reception reports on band conditions and where reports will have scientific value for propagation research. Siting advice is being offered by researchers associated with HamSCI. 


RBN automatically collects call signs and signal strength readings from stations monitored at various locations around the world. These reports are then posted on a website where the user can see where his/her signals are being heard. The list of additional locations had not been finalized as of press time.