[aprssig] Meteor shower DX
bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Nov 20 17:00:07 CST 2011
>> Did anyone capture any DX meteorshower APRS packets
>> last night? The peak was just after midnight
>> Thursday night/Friday morning
> What frequency is used for this Bob.
> Love to give that a try.
144.39 in the USA on 2 meters. Or 50.62 on 6m.
Of course success on 6 meters will be an order of magnitude better than 2 meters. but then there are lots more pakcets on 2m.
The ideal 144.39 expreimenter is someone who lives in an APRS dead zone. He cannot decode anything.
Then he puts a beam pointed to a big area of APRS activity about 600 to 1000 miles away. Beam does not even need to see the horizon (whre it might pick up normal DX).
Then just capture every packet your station hears.
You WILL get signals. Maybe a few a day, and you may even get some via airplane scattter too. Even if you hear a local digi, maybe you can put it in the null of your antenna, or BUDLIST out all of its packets.
Three are thousands of packets to be heard. All you need is the right meteor to hear them.
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