As a newcomer to Meteor Scatter and WSJT, I'm also
interested in hearing from experienced operators about how they interpret the
data on Virgo. It certainly can be confusing at first. It's also easy to take
for granted that 'everyone knows about this stuff". I hadn't even heard of Virgo
until I'd made over twenty M/S contacts and someone mentioned it on Ping Jockey.
Also, I'm interested in hearing what software
others use for predicting the probability of a successful contact between two
stations, calculating the peak of a given shower, etc. Most of the stuff I can
find on the web was written in DOS. Hard to believe that someone has created
updated tools since then...but maybe. Can some of the experienced folks tell us
what you're using in your shack?
For those interested in learning more about the
physics of meteor scatter, I was pointed towards an out of print league
publication, called, "Beyond the Line of Sight". Which contains reprints of QST
articles touching on all forms of VHF propagation including Sporadic E, Tropo,
Meteor Scatter, and EME. I found several copies by searching on Amazon.com. It's
one of the better VHF/UHF publications that I've come across.
Having a ball on WSJT!
Les Rayburn, N1LF
Les Rayburn, director
High Noon Film
Centerview Drive Suite 111
Birmingham, AL 35216-3748