(needs updating, sorry folks. some of the links are outdated. )


This is a screen capture of a meteor burn during a FSK441 QSO between myself and Chris N0UK (MN) back when I lived in Great Falls, Montana. (DN47)


Here are some VALUABLE links if you are interested in operating HSMS:

If you are considering operating HSMS using the hottest software going today (WSJT), QST has an article in the December 2001 issue Page 36 written by Joe Taylor K1JT, the creator of the software.

Region 2 Meteor Scatter Standard Operating Procedure. START HERE! Its a must!

After you have read and understand the SOP, then you can go to download the WSJT software. You should also download the manual. Make sure you read the manual! There are settings you must change to be legal in the U.S.

EXACT TIME is critical in WSJT and most HSMS modes. Your computer’s clock needs to be as accurate as possible! The recommended software for this function is Dimension4. Dimension4 will keep your PC clock updated.

After you have the software up and running and confirmed you have good TX/RX audio etc you are ALMOST ready to try your first sked. Before you try your first sked, however, you need to think about the DUTY CYCLE of this mode. WSJT is 100% duty cycle. What does that mean you may ask? It means you will need auxiliary cooling if you are using a “BRICK” amplifier! Many rigs and amps are not designed for a full 30 seconds of 100% duty. Guess what I am saying here is be careful and keep an eye on your equipment.

Now your ready for your first attempt at a contact. Most HSMS contacts are made using skeds. You can go to the Pingjockey page. This is where the action is! You will be able to find someone to run with. Don’t be afraid of telling them your trying your first QSO.

That’s it! HAVE FUN WITH IT!

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