Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  The University of Scranton

Attention: Nathaniel Frissell
Street Address: 800 Linden Street
P.O. Box:
City: Scranton
State: PA
Zip Code: 18510
E-Mail Address: nathaniel.frissell@scranton.edu

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Frissell
First Name: Nathaniel
Title: The University of Scranton
Phone Number: 570-941-7003

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
We are conducting an academic undergraduate research project at the University of Scranton to study the ionospheric impacts of the upcoming April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse and working to develop a low-cost, low-power ionosonde. This is in support of both NSF and NASA supported research projects. An STA is necessary for us to transmit over the lower shortwave bands for the purpose of measuring parameters of ionospheric layers.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The purpose of this operation is to support the development of a low-cost, low-power ionosonde, and use it to collect experimental data during the upcoming April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.

Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 02/12/2024
Operation End Date: 08/11/2024

List below transmitting equipment to be installed (if experimental, so state) if additional rows are required, please submit equipment list as an exhibit:  
Manufacturer Model Number No. Of Units Experimental
Red Pitaya SDR-16 2 Yes
Ettus Research USRP N200 2 Yes

Neither the applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits that includes FCC benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. The applicant hereby waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the prvious use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.) The applicant acknowledges that all statements made in this application and attached exhibits are considered material representations, and that all the exhibits part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application; undersigned certifies that all statements in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of his/her knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. Applicant certifies that construction of the station would NOT be an action which is likely to have a significant environmental effect. See the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR1.1301-1.1319.
Signature of Applicant (Authorized person filing form): Nathaniel Anthony Frissell
Title of Applicant (if any): Associate Professor
Date: 2024-02-09 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Spring Brook Twp Pennsylvania North  41  20  6 West  75  36  2 1.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   No
Exhibit submitted:   No
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:  
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:  
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:  
Will the antenna extend more than 6 meters above the ground, or if mounted on an existing building, will it extend more than 6 meters above the building, or will the proposed antenna be mounted on an existing structure other than a building?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   15.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   490.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   5.00
(d) List any natural formations of existing man-made structures (hills, trees, water tanks, towers, etc.) which, in the opinion of the applicant, would tend to shield the antenna from aircraft: The antenna is directly adjacent to and below the treeline of a heavily forested area.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2.00000000-10.00000000 MHz FX 100.000000 W 300.000000 W P 0.10000000 % 100KFXN 100 kHz/s linear chirp