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Perseid Meteor Shower May Bring Sporadic E Spectacular

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W1YW, Aug 6, 2016.

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  1. W1YW

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  2. W0PV

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    Now for hams that's some good news related to a comet!

    The "Ping Jockeys" should be very active. Get ready for some "blue whizzers"!!

    The advent of WSJT digi modes has been a big boost for working this type of prop, but more traditional SSB/CW (or HSCW!) still work fine especially in bigger events like this could be.

    Those who don't do VHF all-mode (why not?) but have HF should realize that 28 MHz, now mostly dead for longer DX propagation, also works very well for meteor scatter. That's how I was able to nab the otherwise too close (to FL) Navassa expedition on 10m SSB last year.

    I'll be listening for you "on the rocks"! :D

    73 de John - WØPV
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  3. W1YW

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  4. W0PV

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    Hopefully not just


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  5. K0LGI

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    The Perseid meteor shower will be available to listen to audibly via Stan Nielson's - KB5VL online feed originating from Roswell, NM. It also contains near real time meteor return received graphical results from low band ATSC TV pilot carriers as well as HF 25.00 MHz. Both KB5VL and K0LGI will be updating the received chart results throughout this years Perseid meteor shower event.

    Denny - K0LGI -
  6. AE7QT

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    ping, O, PING
  7. AE7QT

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    28.400, O YA! 144.200! O YA! 146.520, O YA!
  8. K3RW

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    Most VHF rigs aren't all mode. But I wish they were.

    My old 706MKIIG is, but my newer 7200 is not. Seems like things are going backwards.

    Hope to see you all next year when I get setup at the new QTH. I'll have a year to figure out what these 'pings' are about. :)
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  9. KQ6XA

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    According to the sky map for Thursday (for USA-Canada) it looks like the Perseid meteor shower will be higher in the sky on Thursday between around 04:00 AM local time and Noon local time.
    That's not the best time to view it, but it should be better for radio bounces.
    See you on 28.400 kHz USB.
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