[VHFcontesting] Ionosphere Scatter

N1BUG paul at n1bug.com
Mon Oct 24 15:03:42 EDT 2016

On 10/24/2016 01:27 PM, PAUL ROLLINSON wrote:
> From the
> article/paper it appears MS and IS are very similar in make-up but
> different natural enhancements to create the path.
> I've done some MS...great in the winter when you want to heat the
> shack. Is it similar?

At 144 MHz, they are not similar in practice. MS comes in short 
bursts; IS is there more or less continuously. Signal strength on IS 
is *much* weaker compared to MS.

I believe similar can be said for the two on 50 MHz, but I leave 
that to someone with more practical experience.

Paul N1BUG

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