[aprssig] APRS 6m MeteorScatter net

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Tue Mar 25 15:14:16 EDT 2008

Everyone with 6m APRS come join us this weekend on 50.62 MHz.

We arent set up yet for Meteor Scatter timing, but at least you
can set a high beacon rate and also see if you capture anyone
else.  If using an old MFJ TNC, Im going to just set my beacon
to every 10 seconds all weekend long.

BTEXT [FM18sx] 6m MS Annapolis 


> -----Original Message-----
> Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 6:36 PM
> APRS 6m Meteor Scatter:
> It looks like we have located maybe 50 of these 6m radios.
> These are 100 watt mobiles.  Two kinds:
> *  70-0375C's  (smaller) 
> *  0520CWB's?  (bigger but with VHF cross link built in)
> Again, my thinking is the worlds largest diversity receiver
> APRS meteor scatter emergency messaging.  Would be an order of
> magnitude better performance than any one station can achieve.
> http://www.ew.usna.edu/~bruninga/meteors.html
> Althought they need 22 amps for transmit, they only draw 0.5
> amps on receive which is all we need most of the time at the
> Igates.
> Only problem is they are in Florida, and the cost of shipping
> more than the radios.  As we try to figure out what to do
> all this, it would be nice to know some things:
> 1) who else would be interested in one of these?
> 2) who else has old 6m gear they could XTAL to this freq?
> 3) who of these then normally runs an Igate?
> 4) Do prospectives have room for a 100' long wire antenna? 
> Cost per radio estimated to be under $100 working with control
> heads and mic.
> Private replies to wb4apr at amsat.org and I will summarize.
> Bob, WB4APR

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