An overview of the radio observations during January 2020 is given.
The graphs show both the daily totals (Figure 1) and the hourly numbers (Figure 2) of “all” reflections counted automatically, and of manually counted “overdense” reflections, overdense reflections longer than 10 seconds and longer than 1 minute, as observed here at Kampenhout (BE) on the frequency of our VVS-beacon (49.99 MHz) during the month of January 2020.
The hourly numbers, for echoes shorter than 1 minute, are weighted averages derived from:
N(h) = n(h-1)/4 + n(h)/2 + n(h+1)/4
During this month there were few local disturbances, no registered “sporadic E” and lightning activity on just 1 day (28 January).
Highlights of the month were of course the Quadrantids, peaking on January 4th. Compared to previous years, the shower was less active than expected. The rest of the month was fairly calm, but with nevertheless a number of nice smaller meteor showers, to be further analysed in detail.
If you are interested in the actual figures, please send me an e-mail: felix.verbelen at skynet.be.