(meteorobs) SNOTEL/SCAN - further info for radio meteor observers

Jay Salsburg jsalsburg at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 2 12:58:45 EDT 2013

Hello Thomas

Now that NAVSPASUR is turned off, I will start experimenting with your
suggestion to receive the 40.67 MHz SNOTEL carrier. I replaced my Space
RADAR Antenna with a long vertical Whip and tuned my receiver to 40.669 MHz
CW. At first glance, receive a sporadic monotonic low intensity line at 1200
Hz. A few days of observation should tell me if I should invest time into
creating a better Antennae. Thinking back, I should have done this during
the Perseids. In my long backyard, oriented in East/West, I should be able
to devise a vertically polarized Yagi about 50 feet long. The SNOTEL site is
180 miles away on a heading of 65 degrees.

Jay Salsburg

 -----Original Message-----
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[mailto:meteorobs-bounces at meteorobs.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Ashcraft
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:23 PM
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Subject: (meteorobs) SNOTEL/SCAN - further info for radio meteor observers

Further information on the SNOTEL/SCAN meteor burst communications network:

There are 100 kW master stations in five locations.  40.670 MHz CW

1 Boise Idaho
2 Dugway Proving Grounds Utah
3 Stoneville, Mississippi
4 Tipton, Missouri
5 Mt. Gilead, OH

The much less powerful remote data stations (41.61 MHz CW) transmit hourly
(top of the hour) as long as there is data to send.

Here is a short sound specimen and spectrogram of the signal of the return

Thomas Ashcraft  -  Heliotown  - New Mexico

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