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[aprssig] Meteor Scatter

Rudy Benner benner at vianet.ca
Wed Aug 4 17:46:54 UTC 2010


Great idea.

UIVIEW does have a Meteor Mode.

VE3BDR

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From: "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 1:25 PM
To: "'Malachi Doane'" <doane77 at localnet.com>
Cc: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Meteor Scatter

>> Any extra advice for MS this Perseid's shower?
>> Should a 2m station be at 9600 baud too or stay
>> with 1200 whilst working 145.79?
>
> We have never gotten a good response of players since the first
> few times we did it over a decade ago...  So I have tired of
> trying to inspire a collective group effort..  But as an
> individual you can have fun!
>
> So as an INDIVIDUAL... Here is what I would do...
>
> 1) See if you can find a place with weak 144.39 signals.
>
> 2) down in a valley somewhere where surrounding city APRS
> traffic is
> Hard to hear but you can still see the sky down to about 20
> degrees in a favored dirfection towards a really BIG APRS
> activity area about 500 miles to 800 miles away.  If targeting a
> distant city, keep your beam low (to minimize local QRM) but
> point it up about 10 to 20 degrees in the favored direction. (
> Actually, tiliting it is not needed at all... But the point is
> to keep it LOW below the horizon)...
>
> Run your APRS station on 144.39 all night.
>
> In the morning, look at what packets you caprured, looking
> carefully at the PATH.  If you heard them direct and they are
> over 200 miles or so away, then it was most likely via MS (or
> tropo...).
>
> And you did not have to drum up any other players,  You let the
> 10,000 other signals on the air be your test signals...
>
> Bob, WB4APR
>
>
>
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