(meteorobs) New meteor beacon operational
steyaert at vvs.be
Sun Apr 17 05:53:36 EDT 2005
We are proud to announce that a beacon for meteor scatter is operational
since April 16:
50 W, location Astrolab Iris (50 49' N, 2 55' E) Ypres Belgium,
49990 kHz (pure carrier), circular polarisation, 'upward' beaming
Dave Swan (Southampton, UK) found the carrier at 49990.3 kHz, ie 300 Hz
above the planned frequency (we will still improve this).
Please listen in AM (SSB), or use a FFT program such as Argo or other.
Preferably point your antenna at 80 km 'above' the beacon. A horizontal
antenna will pick reflections caused by aircraft.
All observations, positive or negative, welcome.
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