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Perseids 2017

Post by pe1etr » 11 Aug 2017 08:08

The peak is due tomorrow Saturday 12th August at 19:00 UTC

The radiant is circumpolar in the Northern Hemisphere and therefore does not set. There should be good MS activity for about 2-3 days.

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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by Patrick73 » 11 Aug 2017 13:37

What kind of antenna would you recommand ? Is a dipole OK or would a 5 elts yagi be significantly better for this specific task ? What about polarisation ?
I'm planning a /P operation in a quiet area.
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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by Franco Martelli » 11 Aug 2017 13:45

Hello Peter, in which direction you direct your antenna for Perseids?
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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by pe1etr » 11 Aug 2017 15:41

Franco Martelli wrote:
11 Aug 2017 13:45
Hello Peter, in which direction you direct your antenna for Perseids?
Hello Franco,

They move around the sky. There is the virgo java applet which shows this info.

http://www.dl1dbc.net/Meteorscatter/

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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by pe1etr » 11 Aug 2017 18:03

Patrick73 wrote:
11 Aug 2017 13:37
What kind of antenna would you recommand ? Is a dipole OK or would a 5 elts yagi be significantly better for this specific task ? What about polarisation ?
I'm planning a /P operation in a quiet area.
Hello Patrick I prefer dipoles for MS.

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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by Patrick73 » 11 Aug 2017 18:07

Thanks Peter !
H or V polar ? This will be my first real MS test in a quiet FM area.

BTW, I couldn't get the Virgo java applet to work :-(
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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by pe1etr » 12 Aug 2017 08:04

Patrick73 wrote:
11 Aug 2017 18:07
Thanks Peter !
H or V polar ? This will be my first real MS test in a quiet FM area.

BTW, I couldn't get the Virgo java applet to work :-(
Hello Patrick,

Difficult to advise without knowing all of the pararmeters.

MS signals are received with the same pol as the original signal, unlike Es which are random pol.

HOL BEL IRL are all V pol. UK is mixed so V will work. A V dipole is omnidirectional. A H dipole is bidirectional.
You need to experiment 😉

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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 12 Aug 2017 10:05

An increase in MS bursts and longer trains noted around the dawn period. Still nothing spectacular, but it's improving. Maybe 0300-0800 is not the best time for this shower. Hopefully 1900 today will reveal more.

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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 12 Aug 2017 14:02

I noticed an increase of band 1 MS activity this morning and some on band 2 but nothing spectacular.

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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 12 Aug 2017 15:38

BIG increase in MS activity now. Some longer and stronger bursts.

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Post by Nick Gilly » 12 Aug 2017 18:22

Some huge pings here recently. One from PR 1 on 87.7 peaked at 32 dBμV! Crazy.
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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by Chris Howles » 12 Aug 2017 22:19

Seen 2 meteors between 10 and 10.15 out to the east here tonight.
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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by daveB » 14 Aug 2017 00:11

I thought this was an amusing coincidence - received on 91.8 MHz during a better meteor burst

https://app.box.com/s/9jb1x6j9ka8g06kgwthdii26qp0vemrm

I didn't get a valid pi code but it sounds like it was RTE 2 FM to me.

I had little time or disc space to devote to the Perseids - but for the short period I could it appears to be a whole magnitude better than 2016.

I too cannot get the Virgo program to work - after updating Java. And this despite meticulously following the directions regarding adding exceptions to the java policy - which had worked on previous updates.
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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 14 Aug 2017 00:36

daveB wrote:
14 Aug 2017 00:11
I thought this was an amusing coincidence - received on 91.8 MHz during a better meteor burst

https://app.box.com/s/9jb1x6j9ka8g06kgwthdii26qp0vemrm

Fantastic! :lol:

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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by Tim Bucknall » 14 Aug 2017 07:34

got 8 hours of 88-92.7 from the 12th to listen back to , wish me luck!
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 14 Aug 2017 08:51

did i mention i decided to point at Canada for the 8 hour recordings :D because sanity is over-rated!

anyone else have this and could confirm its just euro stuff?
weak burst at 19:25:30 (1825 ut)soul mx woman singing "to my heart" not // trevor nelson on Radio 2
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Re: Perseids 2017

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 14 Aug 2017 11:37

Nice one David yes it is RTE 2 FM oh good luck Tim.

Andy
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