[aprssig] Meteor shower DX

Dave dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk
Mon Nov 21 06:18:18 CST 2011

You'll get even better results, if you elevate your beam, to "see" a 
common volume of sky, between you and the intended source of signals.   
That should also be the same volume of sky, that the MS shower is 
impinging on.

You'll be surprised too, just what comes in on MS, using just a 1/4 wave 
at times, especialy in one of the more active showers.

Setting the TNC (or software) to also record All packets, even those in 
error, up's the rate too.  Of course, do not digi any such things!

Short packets work better than long of course.

Even all that, doesn't come close to using one of the 'K1JT' software 
modes.    http://www.vhfdx.de/wsjt/

But, is posibly easier for some who already have the TNC's and data 
recording software.

I don't see why you couldn't do packet versions of traditional MS "QSO's" 
with short packets, using the accepted procedures and protocols for voice 
type usage.

Have Fun.

Dave G0WBX.

> >> 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.
> see http://aprs.org/APRS-docs/METEOR.TXT
> Bob, Wb4APR

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