↑ What is Ionization, in the context of Skywave Radio Propagation?

By Doron Tal, 4X4XM

Ionization is the process by which an atom or molecule gains or loses an electron, resulting in the formation of a negative or positive charge.

Ionization-Illustration

Solar EUV radiation, for example, ionizes molecules in the ionosphere, allowing skywave radio propagation.


Refractions and reflections by the Ionosphere

What effect does ionization have on HF radio propagation?
See also the HF Radio Propagarion index.


    Reference:
  1. What is Ionization? Wikipedia

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