The Tide's Changing—VHF Meteor Scatter

Tipton, Randy
February 2005
QST;Feb2005, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p63
Focuses on the use of meteor scatter by VHF radio operators. Modes for meteor scatter; Activity period for meteor scatter operators; Changes in meteor scatter.


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