The Perseids meteor shower is here again. As kids we used to lay outside on the grass watching for meteors while dad was in the ham shack working the radio. Even when we got older my sister and I used to get the cots and sleeping bags out every August to watch the shooting stars. This year's show is supposed to be a great one!
My dad had a big map on the wall by the radios. He tracked contacts made by meteor scatter, by tropo and by EME. I made the little flags he pinned into the map that showed the origins of his contacts.