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Using Graves Radar to Track the Perseids Meteor Shower

Using Graves Radar to Track the Perseids Meteor Shower

The past agoust I was build a passive radar to detect the Perseids meteor shwoer . The most easy way is locate a very away transmiter and try to se the echoes produces by the meteors ionizacion.

To do the detector I used a rtlsdr receiver tuned to the Graves radar at 143.050 MHz, a ground planae VHF antenna and Baudline to display the scatters.

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