Meteor Scatter Experiments

Last weekend was very close to the peak meteor shower from Perseid. This gave us an ideal opportunity to try meteor scatter for the very first time, using a 9e G0KSantenna at 10m and 100w amplifier. The antenna had a LNA adding a further 20dB  of gain to the receive path.


Using WSJT enabled us to decode quite a number of stations, although it took some trial and error to make the first QSO. The first QSO was with OK1UGA in JO80dd at some 1137KM. Through the course of the evening we completed the following QSO.

Call Locator Distance Band Mode
OK1UGA JO80dd 1137 144 FSK441
DF5NK JN59PM 812 144 FSK441
SP2FRY JO83WR 1215 144 FSK441
S56P JN76PO 1225 144 FSK441
OK1DQT JO70IB 1027 144 FSK441
YU7TT 1662 144 FSK441
M1BXF JO02FE 71 144 JT6M
F8DYR JN07WL 487 144 JT65A
I6BQI JN72AK 1456 144 FSK441
SM7FWZ JO78MM 1134 144 FSK441
IZ3WQO JN65CL 1110 144 FSK441

The VHF setup can be seen below the HF beam, and a nice evening sunset.

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Dave M0TAZ

About M0TAZ

Dave enjoys all aspects of the hobby from contesting in a wet cold field (OK enjoys is a bit strong) to building beams and working big DX. Portable VHF and HF can provide lots of opportunity to try new things, test out antenna and enjoy a field day based curry.
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