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[aprssig] Geminids Tonight - Talk to NASA

Cap Pennell cap at cruzio.com
Tue Dec 14 20:21:24 UTC 2010


UI-View32 can list and update Best DX heard, as a Status packet.

<Setup, Status Text, "Send best DX" is checked, OK>

73, Cap

For example, Status packets heard (as listed in APRS+SAv2.50 here today):
N6VUD-2  141817z DX: K6CDF-6  38.45.87N 122.50.70W  35.5 miles 146ø 09:49
I:APU25N,TCPIP*,qAC,T2USANW 2010/12/14 18:12:27
K6GER    141223z DX: K6JE-3   36.45.37N 121.30.15W 146.5 miles 200ø 03:33
I:APU25N,WARD*,WIDE2-1,qAR,WM7D 2010/12/14 12:22:52
K6NFL    141735z DX: KE6FOA-3 37.24.39N 120.50.68W  63.2 miles 204ø 09:28
I:APU25N,AE6LA,qAo,AE6LA 2010/12/14 17:34:50
KC6SSM-1 141716z DX: N6ZX-3   37.26.16N 122.19.21W  19.7 miles 220ø 08:54
I:APU25N,WA6TOW-2*,WIDE2,NCA1-1,qAR,K6MJW-10 2010/12/14 17:16:36
WI6RE    141936z DX: VEGAS    35.57.90N 115.30.08W 128.1 miles 74ø  11:25
I:WIDE2-1,qAR,KI6PSP-10 2010/12/14 19:36:40
W6PKT-5  141757z DX: WB6YAM-3 36.32.22N 121.37.61W 212.2 miles 154ø 09:21
I:APU25N,TCPIP*,qAC,T2SJC 2010/12/14 17:51:59
KC6SSM-5 141934z DX: WB6YAM-3 36.32.22N 121.37.61W 100.8 miles 159ø 10:47
APU25N,WR6ABD*,WIDE2 2010/12/14 19:34:30
KE6AFE   141915z DX: WB6YAM-5 36.18.29N 121.53.92W  47.1 miles 172ø 11:11
APU25N,NCA1-1 2010/12/14 19:15:09


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
> Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:26 AM
> To: aprssig at tapr.org; amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] [amsat-bb] Re: Geminids Tonight - Talk to NASA
> 
> > I might set my rig on the bottom of 2m and
> > try a little scatter mode tonite!
> 
> If you live in a quiet area, you might plot all APRS packets
> heard on 144.39 anywhere in North America.  With 10,000 people
> transmitting routinely, a few might just happen at the instant
> of a meteor reflection to your area.
> 
> Anyone that plots more than 500 miles is most likely via Meteor
> Scatter.
> 
> Best to use a NOT-HIGH antenna so your receiver is not blocked
> so much by all the local traffic.
> 
> Bob, Wb4APR




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