Forward Scatter Meteor Radar

METEOR ECHOES : The US Air Force Space Surveillance Radar has been shut down, but we're still recording meteor echos. How do we do it? Radio engineer Stan Nelson uses a Yagi antenna in New Mexico to detect 54 MHz TV signals reflected from meteor trails. When a meteor passes over his observatory--ping!--there is an echo. It's the next best thing to a giant government radar! Click on the button to listen to a live audio feed:

A Note of Thanks!

The following listeners have made generous donations to Space Weather Radio:

Kenneth Walker of Lancaster, California
Dennis Sivert
of Olney, Illinois
Scott Rubach
of Chester, Illinois
Stan Nelson of Roswell, New Mexico
Tony Beresford of Adelaide South Australia
Tom Uhland of South Weber, Utah

The radar echoes we enjoy so much are made possible by their support. Please consider joining them with a donation today.



Space Weather Radio is listener supported. If you enjoy listening to meteor and spacecraft echoes, please consider becoming a sponsor. Thanks! --Dr. Tony Phillips
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