[VHFcontesting] Fwd: Meteor Shower timing?

Keith Morehouse w9rm at calmesapartners.com
Mon Oct 15 16:27:08 EDT 2018

During a shower, be on at it's peak.  You can check one of several sources
on-line for the proper peak time, or use Virgo, if you can overcome it's
finicky nature.


Virgo says the peak time for the upcoming Orionids is 21 Oct at 1717Z.
Today in EN75, the shower radiant set at 1714Z and I don't know which way
that is trending, so, if you're lucky, maybe the shower will peak early.
The shower rose today at 0302Z.

If I was running a DXpedition, I'd get on early (0600 local maybe) to take
advantage of the diurnal peak in randoms and stay available all morning,
through the peak or the set, whichever come first.  Of course, be on
PingJockey.  I need EN75 on 2M and, although it's a haul, since I know your
going to be there, I be on PJ and will certainly try to run with you.


Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 12:50 PM John Ackermann N8UR <jra at febo.com> wrote:

> I'm making my last trip of the year to EN75 and it appears I'll be there
> during the peak of the Orionids on Oct. 21/22.  I'll have reasonable
> power on 6 and 2 meters and will be running MSK144.
> I've never tried MS during a shower so would appreciate any tips such as
> the best times to be on the air or directions to aim.
> Thanks,
> John N8UR
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