The club has just started using software to assist in further afield contact on 2m and above using the reflected scatter produced by a passing aircraft.
In a nut shell, DL2ALF has kindly produced a program that enables you to enter your station’s details and the details of the station you wish to contact. The software draws an imaginary line between the two and provides both users with a beam heading to direct to.
At midpoint in the calculation is a desired area for the best likelihood of reasonable scatter. The map inter connects with on-line real-time flight data and provided a super imposed moving display of aircraft on the screen.
It is easy to see at a glance when and where the aircraft will pass.
Robert is off to Aviemore week Commencing 25 January and is hoping for a schedule on Thursday evening to enable club members to experience the software in use.