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Re: APRS Meteor Scatter Event



I'll second the endorsement of this.

  I tried it 2 years ago from my previous qth.  Even though
I didn't log any obvious meteor hits,  I saw evidence of some
interesting band openings as the evening wore on.

  -al
  WB1BQE (who has just a vertical these days.)


Bob Bruninga wrote:
> 
> With all the media hype over the upcoming meteor shower on 17 and 18 Nov,
> HAM radio has an opportunity to have fun.  If you have a beam and a packet
> station, please plan on joining us on 145.79 MHz.  Here is a good time to
> warm the ether too if you have some high power.... The more the better.
> 
> All you need is a TNC.  Set the following in your TNC:
> 
> UNPROTO GRIDSQ     <= Your Grid Square  (make it 6 digits please)
> BText   ]Y[Bob     <= your name or whatever. (preceeded with ]Y[ )
> B E 1
> 
> That will cause your station to transmit one packet every 10 seconds.
> The next morning, jsut check your MHEARD log and see who you saw!
> 
> The special format ]Y[ at the beginning of your BText is for APRS stations
> so that they will automatically plot your station on their maps.  If you
> run APRS, then there are many more things you can do.  But just read the
> METEORS.TXT that is in all the APRS documentation... for details.
> I will post a WEB site in a few days to help get the word out.
> 
> Looking forward to seeing your pings!
> 
> (145.79 should be clear over most of the USA except for SO CALIF.  In So
> CAL, you might should just listen so as not to QRM the existing network).
> 
> de WB4APR, Bob
> 
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