The Perseids meteor shower has brought in extremely good results in Northern Virginia on Aug. 12, perhaps the most activity I’ve seen since I started meteor scatter DXing in 2006. While parked on 92.9 FM, I heard at least 15-20 short ‘pings’ of radio signals reflected off meteors every hour. Many were from ESPN Radio (either from stations in ME or TN airing the network), but no new IDs were heard. Thankfully, regional Tr pest WVBW 92.9 Suffolk, VA @ 132 miles, which typically occupies 92.9 with any tropo enhancement, was largely absent for an entire 24-hour period of recording, which is a rare feat. Perhaps one of the biggest Ms loggings I’ve heard is below, a 2-minute, 15 second burst of at least 2-3 stations, one playing “Don’t Let Go” by En Vogue, another playing classic rock, a talk station and another unidentified signal.
92.9 FM 8/12/13, 1:33 p.m. (2:15 mismatch of Ms signals)
This 55-second mixture of Ms signals on 92.9 also came in Aug. 12, at 2:10 p.m, featuring two predominant country signals, as well as other unID signals.
I also realized I forgot to upload Ms pings from the previous few days. The following two are from Aug. 10:
This clip from 92.9 is from an unID urban station heard at 3:56 a.m. Aug. 10.
Here’s a 22-second Ms ping including one of the 92.9 ESPN Radio stations, and another signal, heard at 2:31 a.m. Aug. 10.