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3638Re: [wsjtgroup] NASA/MSFC Forward Scatter Meteors page up

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  • N0PB
    May 2, 2007
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      I too am glad to see it back Bruce.
      Actually 67.25 is channel 4 picture carrier I think.. Channel 3 is 61.25 and
      Channel 2 is 55.25
      I use Channel 2 and 3 here.. Put your rig in CW mode on 55.25 and listen.
      It is still close enough in freq to
      6 meters that the beam even gives some directivity.
      However, I am just a dumb farm boy and like the title of the song "I could
      be wrong".. hi hi
      Phil N0PB

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Bruce Brackin" <n5six@...>
      To: <wsjtgroup@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 6:09 PM
      Subject: [wsjtgroup] NASA/MSFC Forward Scatter Meteors page up

      > Several have noticed one of the better ping counters is operational
      > again. Rob, KB5EZ, is with NASA at Marshall Space Flight Center and the
      > counter, while located there, is his personal project. It had been down
      > since September. Rob uses a tuned beam pointed to the zenith and
      > monitors a TV Channel 3 carrier on 67.25 MHz.
      > The best use of the counter is comparing it from day to day and using it
      > to gauge relative meteor activity. It certainly tracks the normal daily
      > up's and down's. Keep in mind that TV carriers are high power and will
      > produce many more 'hits' than we typically see during 6 and 2m runs so
      > don't let the absolute numbers fool you. However, from experience, when
      > the numbers start reaching the 300 and up level, you can about bet on
      > very good meteor scatter runs.
      > http://www.knology.net/~suggs/bigradar2.gif is the URL
      > If anyone knows Rob or is in his area, please tell him thanks for his
      > efforts if you have the opportunity.
      > Bruce, N5SIX
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