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The SID Monitor

Original SID Monitor

New SuperSID Monitor

Overview Presentations

Technical Descriptions

Accessing VLF Transmitters Around the World

Schematics and Photos (original SID)

PrePost Amp Schematic SID Monitor Board Photo
Frequency Board Schematic Frequency Board Photo
Power Supply Outputs
More Photos

Schematics and Photos (new SuperSID)

SuperSID Schematic SuperSID Board



Obtaining a SID Monitor

Tracking Solar Flares
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Map of SID & AWESOME Sites

Quick References on the Ionosphere

A list by Leandra Merola of South Side High School, NY.
  • Aguirre, E. L. (2005 May). Amateurs detect effects on earth. Sky and Telescope, 109. Available through ProQuest
  • Contreira, D., Rodrigues F. S., Makita K., and Brum, C. G. (2004). An experiment to study solar flare effects on radio-communication signals. Advances in Space Research, 36(12), 2455-2459.
  • Davies, Kenneth (1990). Ionospheric Radio. London: Peter Peregrinus Ltd.
  • The Effect of Solar Flares on the VLF Radio Waves Transmitted in the Ionosphere, a PowerPoint presentation by Sharad Khanal, 2004.
  • Leary, W. E. (2006, March 6). Scientists say next solar cycle will be stronger but delayed. New York Times.
  • Peter N., (2003, March 3). In Iraq, solar storms play havoc with communication. Christian Science Monitor, p. 15.
  • Radio Frequency Wikipedia Foundation, Inc.
  • The Science Behind the Monitors (Solar Center SID Site)


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