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ARRL Satellite Bulletin ARLS020 (2000)

SB SPACE @ ARL $ARLS020
ARLS020 W1AW to participate in meteor scatter/APRS experiment

ZCZC AS20  
QST de W1AW  
Space Bulletin 020  ARLS020
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington, CT  November 15, 2000
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS020
ARLS020 W1AW to participate in meteor scatter/APRS experiment

ARRL Maxim Memorial Station W1AW again will participate in a
meteor-scatter experiment by attempting to bounce APRS packets off
the ionized particles resulting from the Leonids meteor shower.

Beginning at 2100 UTC on November 17 through November 20, W1AW will
operate WinAPRS-equipped stations on 6 and 2 meters. W1AW will
monitor and beacon on 53.530 MHz and 147.585 MHz continuously,
transmitting its grid square.

On 6 meters, W1AW will use an ICOM IC-756 running 100 W with an
MFJ-1278 TNC. On 2 meters, W1AW will use an ICOM IC-271 at 45 W with
a AEA PK232 Multimode controller. An article ''Leonids Meteors for
the Regular Guy'' by Ev Tupis, W2EV, is available to ARRL members on
the ARRL Web site, http://www.arrl.org. Also see ''An Automated
Meteor-Scatter Station'' by Tupis in November 1999 QST.

QSLs will be available for all stations receiving W1AW's APRS
beacons. An SASE is requested.
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