Hey Tim, thanks for posting this! I’m definitely planning on going to see the eclipse, but not sure I’ll go all the way to SE Oregon - it’s a bit of a drive from the Seattle area. It’s possible I’ll just make it to Eugene, or maybe I’ll head up Mt. Thielsen (and we could S2S!), or maybe I’ll feel like driving and make it all the way to Drake/Light. No need to save a spot/eclipse glasses for me since I’m not sure of my plans yet, but just wanted to make my interest known
I wish you good luck with your solar eclipse activation event.
Many years ago I made an activation during a partial solar eclipse and tried to observe the influence of the eclipse on ionospheric propagation:
[Solar Eclipse 4th Jan 2011 - Old Reflector - SOTA Reflector]
(Solar Eclipse 4th Jan 2011 - #7 by DF3MC)
There are many reports of changes in the ionosphere during the occultation.
A thread was started on this topic back in March of this year, and a set of coordinates delineating the corridor of totality was posted there:
These coordinates can be loaded into the sotamaps range page and, for those with an interest in such matters, a complete listing of every valid SOTA summit to be found in the corridor of totality can be generated.