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Re: Leonids MS Packet tests



Bob,

When you say, "We will post it on the AMSAT BB when we hammer it out" who 
are "we". The "propnet" folks say the freq. is 147.585, are they part of 
your "we"?

thanks,

  At 07:53 PM 11/6/99 -0500, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>As you may have read in QST, the Leonids offers a good opportunity to see
>if you can bounce some 2m packets off of a meteor.  Many APRS stations
>will be operating overnight (Wee hours of 18 Nov) on a dedicated
>experimental 2m frequency to see how many APRS position reports can get
>pinged off of the meteors.
>
>Previous APRS Mscatter tests have resulted in a few dozen reports of
>packet paths of 600 to 1200 miles in length...  TO be successful, you
>usually need a modest beam.  If you want to join the fun, start making
>preps.  As usual, a controversy rages over choosing a frequency, but that
>will settle down as the time approaches.  We will post it on the AMSAT BB
>when we hammer it out.
>
>de WB4APR, Bob
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