Lightning scatter provided DX opportunities mainly in the UHF bands. It is caused by the ionisation created by lightning during an electrical storm.
The effect of lightning scatter is similar to Meteor scatter in that contacts are brief and unpredictable. In general however, the storm must be roughly mid-way betwen the two stations for communications to occur.
Distances achieved using lightning scatter are usually at a maximum of about 1100km (700 miles)
|Propagation and radio wave theory|
|Propagation||Aurora * E-Skip * IPS * Lightning scatter * Meteor scatter * Satellites * Trans-Equatorial Propagation * Tropospheric ducting|
|Interference||QRM * QRN|
|Theory||Electromagnetic Waves * Frequency Wavelength and Period|