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PascalD
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Perseid Shower Question

Post by PascalD » 12 Aug 2019 18:44

Hello,

For receiving the coming Perseid Meteor Shower on fm what is the best simple setup also is it possible for reception with a dipole vertical or horizontal indoor this evening, we expect very strong winds and the dipole is fragile.

Good DX

Pascal
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Re: Perseid Shower Question

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 13 Aug 2019 19:28

You don't need anything too fancy Pascal. An element or two is fine. Keep your antenna horizontal and it always seems to be best beaming east around sunrise for most showers (for me).

PascalD
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Re: Perseid Shower Question

Post by PascalD » 13 Aug 2019 22:44

Thank you John, i will have soon a fm antenne with 5 elements and possible a elad fdm s1 but to late for the perseids which i try for fm but receive nothing vers this dx phenomena. I will visit a local cash express boutique tomorrow for a elad sdr if it is still available and if not the xdr f1hd i am discovering is a wonderful radio for dx.

Good Dx fellow dxer/s

Pascal
Kenwood TS850s
Sony XDR 1FD
Uniden UCB 3500XLT
R820T2 SDR + software v1.0.0.1666 + plugins manager suite
Airspy mini + SDR Console (v3)
Welbrook AL1530 actif loop antenna
Selmar 2-PA 320 mini VHF/UHF actif antenna
Dipole FM

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Re: Perseid Shower Question

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 13 Aug 2019 23:02

Sounds good Pascal! :)

You don't want any antenna 'too' directional or you could miss meteors which are off-beam. An antenna low down is also preferable as you will cut down your regular signals, leaving the band open for the meteors which will be coming from the sky, so no losses there.

A few years ago I used a three element beam just one metre above the ground. It worked very well for meteor scatter.

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