[amsat-bb] Perseid Pings on the Internet

JoAnne Maenpaa k9jkm at comcast.net
Wed Aug 6 14:46:46 UTC 2014

The Perseid meteor shower peak is predicted to occur between August 11
to 13. There are a few pre-peak pings already audible. The activity
should increase over the next several days.

Web streaming of the Perseid is on-line at:

Quoting from their web page here is how they do it now:

The US Air Force Space Surveillance Radar has been shut down, but
we're still recording meteor echoes. How do we do it? Radio engineer
Stan Nelson uses a Yagi antenna in New Mexico to detect 54 MHz TV
signals reflected from meteor trails. When a meteor passes over his
observatory--ping!--there is an echo.

73 de JoAnne K9JKM
k9jkm at amsat.org
Editor, AMSAT Journal

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