From GHNFrom Talk:Kennelly-Heaviside Layer
Please summarize the below thread in the editing box. You may use any wikitext in your summary. When you finish, click "Save page".
Warning: The database has been locked for maintenance, so you will not be able to save your edits right now. You may wish to cut-n-paste the text into a text file and save it for later.
The administrator who locked it offered this explanation: test wiki
I wonder what prompted Oliver Heaviside to project that a conducting layer exists in the upper atmosphere? Marconi's distance-transmissions only reached 6 km by 1896, not really using sky waves until the 1902 or 1903 demonstration of long radio distance wave propagation. Was it Heaviside's rampant intuition that simply said "a conductor ought to be up there" because of lightening occurring only for tall clouds? Or was it just a WAG? What was Kennelly's reason?