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[aprssig] Meteor Scatter

Rudy Benner benner at vianet.ca
Wed Aug 4 18:24:00 UTC 2010


Uh, well, mmm, not much I guess.

Red face.

ve3bdr

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From: "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <ldeffenb at homeside.to>
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 2:20 PM
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Meteor Scatter

> 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
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> 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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