[aprssig] 6M APRS via meteor scatter forum?

Ron VE8RT ve8rt at yknwt.ca
Sat Oct 14 20:20:37 EDT 2017


   I've re-joined the APRS SIG forum.

   And I'm doing a little shopping for 6M gear.  I have a FT 726 that
is being shipped to me from the US, Joel at RF Connection offered it to
me for free, along with additional modules, and manuals, for the cost
of shipping.  And I have a new in the box Cushcraft 5el yagi thats been
in the back shed since I bought it.  With short coax run up the tower I
should be fine without a masthead preamp.

   The National APRS Meteorscatter test that Bob mentioned would be
interesting to look at.  Of particular interest is the useable range,
we need a thousand kilometres to get into Edmonton from here, the
closest major city.  This part of the Northwest Territories is
relatively flat, the Yukon on the other hand is mountainous and I'd
like to know how well this would work in the mountain valleys. 

   Yuuri, VY1YU / JS6SHS, who ran the earlier HF propagation
experiments has been e-mailed to see if he'd be interested in trying a
MS APRS experiment.  He's gotten back to me and is interested in
setting up some tests.

   What additional hardware, other than the transceiver and antenna,
should I have to try this?  I've been tinkering with Arduinos, Cory had
mentioned earlier, but I'm not sure where they fit in.

   If there is anything that I need to buy out of the US I'd like to
get it ordered and on it's way to Joel at RF Connection to have it
included in the package he's sending me.

   Thanks for your help!

        Ron VE8RT (30M WSPR as VE8TEA)

On Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:45:45 -0400
Cory Vickruck <crvickru at lakeheadu.ca> wrote:

> Also I would be happy to setup an igate for him to test. I think I might be
> just out of range however. I am in thunder bay Ontario
> On Oct 12, 2017 4:31 PM, "Cory Vickruck" <crvickru at lakeheadu.ca> wrote:
> > After reading a bit more about the topic I am interested in trying it out.
> > How much power would be enough for reliable packets at 6m APRS?
> >
> >
> > On Oct 12, 2017 2:36 PM, "Cory Vickruck" <crvickru at lakeheadu.ca> wrote:
> >
> >> Could PSK-31 be a option? Maybe fsq would be a good option as it can be
> >> interfaced with an Arduino.
> >>
> >> On Oct 12, 2017 2:12 PM, "Robert Bruninga" <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> >>
> >> We have had great success with APRS Meteor Scatter on 6 meters, but I have
> >> not done it since 1996?  Maybe its time for some new blood.  Let me see if
> >> I can find the results of our first National APRS Meteroscatter test.
> >>
> >> Everyone, meet Ron, VE8RT who needs to communicate probably by APRS using
> >> Meteorscatter from the great Northwest...  He currently is not on the
> >> APRSSIG and so reply here so we can see the interest, and I will forward
> >> any useful replies to him.  Bob, WB4aPR
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Ron VE8RT [ve8rt at yknwt.ca]
> >> Subject: 6M APRS via meteor scatter forum?
> >>
> >> Hi Bob,
> >>
> >>     I'm looking for a forum, if there is one, on meteor scatter and APRS.
> >> I'm one of less than a score of active amateur radio operators here in the
> >> Northwest Territories of Canada.  The majority of amateur radio activity
> >> is here in Yellowknife (the capital), with distances of over a thousand
> >> kilometres seperating some of us.  HF propagation is generally poor and
> >> unreliable, so I'm looking into 6M meteor scatter APRS or other digital
> >> modes for emergency communications.
> >>
> >>     I had joined the TAPR APRS SIG forum for a few days, having posted my
> >> introduction and my interest in meteor scatter APRS, but it didn't
> >> generate any replies (so I unsubscribed).
> >>
> >>     Would you have any suggestions?
> >>
> >>     Thanks,
> >>
> >>             Ron VE8RT in DP22
> >> --
> >> Ron VE8RT <ve8rt at yknwt.ca>
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Ron VE8RT <ve8rt at yknwt.ca>

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