August 31st - Prof Cathryn Mitchel Bath Uni. "HF Propagation"
The largest solar storm on record occurred on 1 September 1859. Known as the Carrington event, it was observed by British amateur astronomer Richard Carrington. He noticed bright white flashes on the sun and hours later came the impact on the earth. Telegraph communications failed – sparks showered around telegraph connections and fires were started. Auroras were seen widely across the earth
|Could such a solar storm happen now? What if it did - are we prepared? Do we get any warning? How would our modern world be affected?|
Cathryn explores the likely impact of a modern solar storm on satellites, communications, transportation and power and describes the measures in place to mitigate the effects of such an event.
1930Hrs at the usual venue
FUTURE MEETINGS: dates for your diary
Sept 28th Prof Andy Nix "5G and beyond - a Bristol perspective"
Oct 26th Chat night back by popular demand !
Nov 30th Stuart Robinson GW7HPW The $50 satellite
Other clubs & local events
Bath and District ARC http://badarc.webs.com/
Chepstow & District ARC http://www.gw4lwz.org.uk/
Chippenham & DARC http://www.g3vre.org.uk/archive.asp
Mid Somerset Radio Club http://www.midsarc.org.uk/
North Bristol ARC http://www.nbarc.org.uk/
Shirehampton ARC http://www.shirehampton-arc.org.uk/
South Bristol ARC http://www.sbarc.co.uk/
Thornbury& South Gloucs ARC http://tsgarc.uk/
Trowbridge and District ARC http://www.radioclubs.net/trowbridgedarc/events.php