An Exciting Communications Mode for Amateur Radio Operators


Amateur radio traditionally has used groundwave or skywave to propagate VHF  communications.

But many amateur radio operators with directional antennas and SSB equipment for 6 meters, 2 meters and even 222 MHz are able to communicate at distances up to 1400 miles by using the ionized trails from meteors.

If you have communicated via RTTY , PSK etc., then you most likely have the necessary computer interface to get up and running on meteor scatter.

This site's goal is to educate the newcomer to meteor scatter techniques, provide tools for old timers, and serve as a repository for records of contacts.

Suggestions and original materials are strongly encouraged.

Newcomers Welcome

Modern SSB amateur radios that are stable in frequency, capable of single sideband emissions with at least 50 watts of output power, a directional antenna, a computer, a digital mode interface, some free software (WSJT), and a little PATIENCE are all that you need to make VHF contacts over 1,000 miles away on an otherwise "dead" band when no openings or enhancements are present.

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Seasoned Users Welcomed

Provide help to others and encourage the mode.

What is Amateur Radio?

While this is not the primary goal of this site, here you will find a small portion of why more people than ever before have become an amateur radio (Ham) operator.

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