Draconids shower peaking 8-9 October

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Draconids shower peaking 8-9 October

Post by Tim Bucknall » 06 Oct 2019 09:19

Stand by your radios chaps!
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Post by atfmdx » 06 Oct 2019 14:37

Does the forecast call for nighttime or daytime peaks?
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 06 Oct 2019 15:03

early evening peaks from tonight
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Post by PascalD » 06 Oct 2019 19:48

Which type of antenne is best for the reception

1/2w dipole?
or
5 element yagi?

H or V polorization?

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Re: Draconids shower peaking 8-9 October

Post by Tim Bucknall » 07 Oct 2019 08:31

The Yagi

Go Horizontal

I’ve had some long pings from Germany but haven’t identified anything
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 07 Oct 2019 09:58

* 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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Re: Draconids shower peaking 8-9 October

Post by Tim Bucknall » 08 Oct 2019 11:43

Brest 72.47 6kw on the new aerial this morning
So it works on the top of OIRT at least
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Re: Draconids shower peaking 8-9 October

Post by Tim Bucknall » 08 Oct 2019 20:05

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
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