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2M & 6MMeteor scatter

Mike-VA3MW Administrator, FlexRadio Employee, Community Manager, Super Elmer, Moderator admin
edited August 2019 in Amateur Radio Interests

For those with 6M  beams, have you tried 6M Meteor Scatter using WSJTx?  It is just like FT8, but you select a different mode, called MSK144.  This document from Contest University covers it really well.  https://www.contestuniversity.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/5.-W5ZN-Utilizing-Digital-Modes-FT8-and-MSK144-for-Competitive-Advantage-in-VHF-Contests.pdf.  

Short story, if you have FT8 already running, you are good to go on MSK144.   The Perseids run from now until about mid August and will give you about 500 'burns' / hour.  

DXPeditions, like CY9C was running many modes which included 6M and 2M MS as well as EME.  

With my 6600, I was able to work CY9C on 6M.  I also have a 2M Transverter from Q5 Signals and a 13 element beam on 2M (nothing special and very old).  It took a bit, but I was able to copy them calling CQ on 2M scatter.


The short story is that might already be ready to go!  Give it a shot.  

73, Mike va3mw


  • Ha Gei
    Ha Gei Member ✭✭✭
    edited August 2019
    we plan to do this 12/13 aug. in the perseids contest as DL0HOF . We will probably use the FLex6400 + DB6NT Xverter + GS35PA , MSHV via DAX .

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