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[aprssig] Meteor Scatter

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed Aug 4 18:20:03 UTC 2010


Being a non-UI-View user (so don't tell me to read the "excellent help 
file"), what does "Meteor Mode" actually do different than any other mode?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

Rudy Benner wrote:
> 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
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>>> 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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