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Re: Another Packet Meteor Opportunity



Bob, do u think I could get in on listening to this stuff wid just  an
ICOM 2AT  and a Baycom II ? I'm making a 2 mtr eggbeater  ant. -- Steve
W2ZBY

On Sat, 2 Jan 1999 00:14:22 -0500 (EST) Bob Bruninga
<bruninga@nadn.navy.mil> writes:
>W2EV has suggested the following simple method for running PACKET
>Meteor Scatter (Jan 2-4 Quads) for stations without APRS..  For the 
>next
>two nights, consider setting up your packet station as you go to bed 
>and
>leave it on all night to see what you collect by noon the next day:
>
>Freqs 145.79 MHz (2 day test ONLY!  This is the future Mir/ISS freq!)
>       53.53 MHz (PropNet Freq (uses APRS to see band openings)
>
>For those with KPC3's with ROM 8.2 or above... or PacComms of 4.0 or
>better do RESTORE command to get back to factory defaults.  The
>following are KPC3 specific, but similar commmands will set up the
>PacComm TNC's.
>
>1)  Do the autobaud to get your baudrate set...
>2)  Enter your MYCALL
>3)  Enter INTFACE TERM   <-- for KPC3's)
>4)  CD SOFTWARE
>5)  DAY YYMMDDHHMM <--ENTER DATE AND TIME FOR PROPER LOGGING
>6)  CMSG DISC
>7)  HEADERLN OFF
>8)  HID OFF
>9)  MXMIT OFF
>10) LT 1 [FN03XD]        <--PLACE YOUR GRID SQUARE LOCATOR here 
>11) LTP CQ VIA TRACE1-1  <--Sets your digi path via TRACE
>12) UITRACE TRACE,1      <-Causes ur TNC to digi others & insert ur 
>call
>                         (In a Paccomm set MYAlias to TRACE1-1)
>13  BLT 1 00:00:05  <-- CAUSEs YOUR STATION TO SEND ONCE EVERY 
>5-SECONDS
>
>The following will happen:
>Once every 5-seconds, your TNC will send a packet with your gridsquare 
>in
>APRS format so you will automatically show up on APRS maps.  If any 
>other
>similarly configured station hears your packet, it will SUBSTITUE its
>MYCALL in place of your TRACE digipeater field so that you can see WHO
>heard you and digipeated it BACK via the same Meteor burn!  You will 
>need
>to keep a dumb terminal program running to capture any such responses. 
> 
>
>And/Or a simple MHEARD will provide you with a list of the last 10 DX
>callsigns copied (or local if you have others in your area playing,
>too).
>
>Ev, W2EV
>
>All previous APRS meteor scatter tests have assumed blind 
>transmissions
>and hopeful QSL's after the fact.  This idea by Ev, takes advantage of 
>the
>instant digipeat and CALLSIGN-SUBSTITUTION of the current KPC3 and 
>PacComm
>APRS compatible TNC's so that you will see YOUR OWN SUCCESSES in real 
>time
>and you will know WHAT station digipeated you!  Neat idea Ev!
>
>If you dont have one of these modern TNC's, then you wont digipeat 
>anyone,
>but you can still do it and others may see you and QSL here...  And 
>you
>may capture some packets too.
>
>METEOR SCATTER works best with high power and beams.  Point your beam 
>at
>the horizon towards a major population area about 600 to 1000 miles 
>away.
>You WILL capture something if others are playing.  During the Leonids,
>over 37 stations copied over 48 such packets over paths of 600 to 1100
>miles.
>
>de WB4APR, Bob
>
>
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