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[aprssig] [APRS] Perseids Meteor Shower contacts

Bob Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Aug 10 23:27:57 UTC 2012


> Is the 6 meter frequency fm or usb or other? 

Use APRS  or TNC using AX.25 1200 baud packet FM

Would work much better at 9600 baud FM, but no time to organize participants.

Bob, WB4APR

-----Original message-----
From: Bob Bruninga <wb4apr at amsat.org>
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List' <aprssig at tapr.org>, APRS at yahoogroups.com
Cc: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Sent: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 21:11:36 GMT+00:00
Subject: [APRS] Perseids Meteor Shower contacts

Saturday night, set your APRS radio to 147.585 and check your log the next
morning to see how many MS packets you got from other stations.  You'll have
an order of magnitude more success if you do it on 50.62 MHz though there
will be fewer stations, and so the performance will likely be about the
same.

beacon away at rates as high as one every 10 seconds

http://aprs.org/meteors.html

Make your packets as short as possible.  The best format is simply to
include a grid square using the format >AA##aa Name.  The ">" at the
beginning makes it so that APRS radios can receive and display them directly
The name is optional...

For best results, use a beam and point it at a distant population center
about 600 to 1200 miles away.  That is your target area.  Check your log the
next morning and see what you got.

Please set your PATH to direct, with no digipeters...

Good luck!
Bob, WB4APR




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