[aprssig] Perseids Meteor Shower contacts
bruninga at usna.edu
Fri Aug 10 17:14:23 EDT 2012
Saturday night, set your APRS radio to 147.585 and check your log the next
morning to see how many MS packets you got from other stations. You'll have
an order of magnitude more success if you do it on 50.62 MHz though there
will be fewer stations, and so the performance will likely be about the
beacon away at rates as high as one every 10 seconds
Make your packets as short as possible. The best format is simply to
include a grid square using the format >AA##aa Name. The ">" at the
beginning makes it so that APRS radios can receive and display them directly
The name is optional...
For best results, use a beam and point it at a distant population center
about 600 to 1200 miles away. That is your target area. Check your log the
next morning and see what you got.
Please set your PATH to direct, with no digipeters...
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