[aprssig] APRS 6m MeteorScatter net

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Tue Mar 25 15:45:23 EDT 2008

Robert Bruninga wrote:
> 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 
> Bob, WB4APR

I'll give it a shot with my Kenwood TS-690  (the '690 is actually a 
TS-450 AM-FM-SSB-CW all-mode rig with 6 meters at 100W out added to the 
HF coverage).   I'll be able to transmit, but probably won't HEAR 
anything since I'm only about 5 miles from Mt Wilson here at home in 
Pasadena, CA. 

Mt Wilson is THE  TV-FM broadcast site for the greater Los Angeles area 
including a quarter-megawatt (!) ERP on channel 2 (Left Coast anchor of 
the CBS network).   Even with the lower sideband of the 55.25 MHz 
(analog) chan 2 video carrier suppressed 70 or 80 db, the entire 6 meter 
band is smothered with S9+10 sync hash and video grunge at this 
location.  (70 dB down from a +73 dBm ERP signal is still a lot of energy!)


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