Abstract: An overview of the radio observations during February 2022 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 February 2022.
The hourly numbers, for echoes shorter than 1 minute, are weighted averages derived from:
During this month local and unidentified noise and interference was moderate to high, and due to a variety of technical problems the counts from February 17th to 21st proved unreliable and were therefore left out, with the exception of a reflection longer than 1 minute on February 18th.
Weak to moderate lightning activity was recorded on 4 days.
In fact, there were no real highlights this month and as expected the general activity remained low. Only 2 reflections longer than 1 minute were observed here. SpecLab pictures of these, together with another interesting long reflection are shown in Figures 3–5.
In addition to the usual graphs, you will also find the raw counts in cvs-format from which the graphs are derived.
The table contains the following columns: day of the month, hour of the day, day + decimals, solar longitude (epoch J2000), counts of “all” reflections, overdense reflections, reflections longer than 10 seconds and reflections longer than 1 minute, the numbers being the observed reflections of the past hour.