MS sprint contest


Final results 144 MHz Meteorscatter Sprint Contest 2023



In 2024 the Perseids (007 PER) will be active from July 17th-August 24th; maximum on Monday  August 12th, 13.00 UTC to 16.00 UTC. The "traditional" broad maximum will be on Monday August 12th, 09.00 UTC to 21.00 UTC. The Perseids produced strong activity throughout the 1990's and enhanced activity in 2016 due to passages through seperated dust trails. A fillament crossing occured on August 12th, 2018, around 20.00 UTC. High activy after the main peak was reported during recent returns as on August 14, 2021, with a sharp increase delayed by 1.5 days of the predicted maximum and 0.7 days later than 2018 and 2020.


On August 12th, 2024 around 09.00 UTC Earth will pass an old trail and  five more old trails (four are more then 1300 years old) will be passed between 04.00 UTC and 11.00 UTC.


The timeframe of the 2024 edition of the contest will be choosen to take advantage of the enhanced periods and the available free time of participants during the weekend. For now it is sheduled for Saturday August 10th, 2024, 22.00 UTC until Monday August 12th, 2023, 21.59 UTC.




Detailed information about meteorshowers can be found on the website of the International Meteor Organization (IMO). The International Meteor Organization (IMO) was founded in 1988 and has more than 250 members now. IMO was created in response to an ever growing need for international cooperation of meteor amateur work. Two members of MMMonVHF are IMO-members: Frank, PA4EME and Massimo, IV3NDC.