New online ray-tracing tool

By: Sebastien  on: Thu., Feb. 09, 2012 12:00 PM EST  (8401 Reads)
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The ray-tracing code coupled with the latest IRI release (2012) is now available as an online plotting tool on the Virginia Tech SuperDARN website.

Blackstone Operations Restored

By: ksterne  on: Thu., Oct. 27, 2011 06:14 PM EDT  (3816 Reads)
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Great news! With the latest trip to the site this week (Oct. 26th) the electronics at the Blackstone site are fully functioning! Along with the restoration of the internet connection, normal operations have resumed for this site as it was before the Univ. of Leicester electronics were packed up and shipped out of the country this past July.

A few changes to the new electronics can be observed on the Real-Time Data display, found in the left bar of the website. Of these changes, the radar's boresite is now at -40 degrees, the beam separation is 3.24 degrees, and the radar is now running with 24 beams.
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Congratulations to FHSU Graduate and MSI/SuperDARN Intern Mark Garrett!

By: ksterne  on: Tue., May 10, 2011 05:03 PM EDT  (4194 Reads)
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SuperDARN radar operator Mark Garrett will be graduating from Fort Hays State University this coming weekend (May 14th).

Congratulations go to Mark Garrett on his graduation in the fields of physics and computer science. Mark has been our local student contact at the Fort Hays radar site and an invaluable resource for us to draw upon for coordination from the very start of the MSI radar build in the summer of 2009. After FHSU, Mark is planning on attending the University of Houston for a master's degree in computer engineering.

MSI SuperDARN wishes Mark the best of luck in his future studies!

Pictured: Mark (right) with site PI Mike Ruohoniemi during installation of the radar control electronics at the Hays MSI radar site in November, 2009.
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Wallops Trip - Feb. 2011

By: ksterne  on: Fri., Feb. 18, 2011 09:45 AM EST  (4188 Reads)
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A short trip to the Wallops Island radar site was made in order to use a newly acquired network analyzer to properly phase the interferometer coax cables.

Joint experiment between SuperDARN and Millstone Hill Observatory

By: Sebastien  on: Thu., Feb. 10, 2011 11:03 AM EST  (3822 Reads)
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On Thursday Feb. 10th and Friday Feb. 11th, the Millstone Hill Incoherent Scatter Radar will be running an experiment looking across the field of view of the Blackstone radar.

Oregon Radar Operational

By: lclausen  on: Sat., Nov. 27, 2010 09:51 AM EST  (6862 Reads)
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