Radio Solar/Astronomy in 2024? Any new options?

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Radio Solar/Astronomy in 2024? Any new options?

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Hi all,

Didn't see a stickie with resources, but lots of Sol`Ex (awesome!) stuff recently here. Anyhow to the point, I'm curious about radio astronomy/solar, and would love to do some radio solar during some of my sessions. I've waffled on this in the past just due to the heavy entry point and not a lot of soft gentle beginner ways to follow. But maybe its different now in 2024? Maybe there's easy software for PC/Windows/Linux? Maybe there's affordable hardware? Or DIY hardware?

Anyone have a particular recent set of guides/links that are highly suggested for a beginner with solar radio? Or radio astronomy in general? I've searched up old stuff, but I'm curious about modern stuff that isn't 20+ years old at this point.

I know this may sound laughable to some, but really looking for a simple "buy this thing" and "install this piece of software" and be up and running just to have a learning platform. I have a lot of property and have the ability to build a large radius antenna potentially, to make it fun, but need to have a place to start.

Suggestions appreciated!

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Re: Radio Solar/Astronomy in 2024? Any new options?

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We don't see much radio solar sadly Marty, perhaps Paul Hearn could help you in your quest, he is extremely knowledgeable and knows lots of contacts

https://britastro.org/sections/radio-astronomy

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Re: Radio Solar/Astronomy in 2024? Any new options?

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MalVeaux - Here is a buy & fly solar flare monitor aka an SIDmonitor; SID = sudden ionospheric disturbance

https://solar-center.stanford.edu/SID/sidmonitor/

meets your criteria except for building the antenna which is a piece of cake.


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