Jersey Proud: Monroe teen to test AM radio waves during solar eclipse

Gerard Piccini is a student at the University of Scranton. He and other ham radio operators will be busy during the eclipse trying to track radio waves.

News 12 Staff

Apr 4, 2024, 2:39 AM

Updated 21 days ago

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A Monroe Township teen will be experiencing Monday’s solar eclipse differently than most people.
Gerard Piccini is a student at the University of Scranton. He and other ham radio operators will be busy during the eclipse trying to track radio waves.
Just like you get more range on AM radio stations at nighttime, he'll be trying to find out if that's the same next Monday in the afternoon when it gets darker. There are bigger-picture questions here for navigation and communication – questions that Piccini will try to answer.


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