Draconids shower peaking 8-9 October

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Draconids shower peaking 8-9 October

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Stand by your radios chaps!
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Does the forecast call for nighttime or daytime peaks?

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early evening peaks from tonight
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Which type of antenne is best for the reception

1/2w dipole?
or
5 element yagi?

H or V polorization?

Good Dx Fellow Dxer/s

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The Yagi

Go Horizontal

I’ve had some long pings from Germany but haven’t identified anything
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* Two or three elements is sufficient as signals can be good during MS peaks. It keeps the beamwidth nice and wide too.
* Keep the antenna low down if you can as this will reduce ground wave. Skywaves signals will remain unaffected.
* Beam east!

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Brest 72.47 6kw on the new aerial this morning
So it works on the top of OIRT at least
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Looks like its too minor a shower for our purposes.
I’ve not seen anything that can’t be explained by normal random scatter


Not to worry, more reliable showers are on the way.
See the meteor thread in the propagation forum for details
Rx: Burkhardt Reuter RDR54D1, Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+ w/ HS Publications 6 Element R3 -R5 Yagi on rooftop rotator V/H polarization options. Pira P275 RDS analyser

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