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The following pages show forward-scatter radio records of fireballs sized events. Some of these events were associated with visual observations, but many were not. See also the Radio Fireball Event site.

The criteria used to trigger a fireball record is that the receiver's output has a signal to noise ratio of greater than 15dB (over the frequency range of interest) for at least 60 seconds.

November 2006

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200611190127Ent.jpg (71808 bytes) Nov 19 01:27 UT David Entwistle Observed visually. Magnitude -8m.

May 2006

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200605130925Ent.jpg (71858 bytes) May 13 09:25 UT David Entwistle I recorded this reflection at 09:25 UT on the 13th May.
200605130602Ent.jpg (70691 bytes) May 13 06:02 UT David Entwistle I recorded this reflection at 06:02 UT on the 13th May.
200605120350Ent.jpg (69633 bytes) May 12 03:50 UT David Entwistle

This beautifully structured 'epsilon' reflection was recorded this reflection at 03:50 UT on the 12th May.

200605110657Ent.jpg (72555 bytes) May 11 06:57 UT David Entwistle I recorded this reflection at 06:57 UT on the 11th May.
200605090240Ent.jpg (72325 bytes) May 09 02:40 UT David Entwistle I recorded this reflection at 02:40 UT on the 9th May.
200605081120.jpg (72149 bytes) May 08 11:09 UT David Entwistle I recorded this strong reflection at 11:09 on the 8th May.
200605080639Ent.jpg (74949 bytes) May 08 06:39 UT David Entwistle I recorded this reflection at 06:39 UT on the 8th May.
200605080433Ent.jpg (72647 bytes) May 08 04:33 UT David Entwistle I recorded this reflection at 04:33 UT on the 8th May.
200605071050Ent.jpg (69072 bytes) May 07 10:50 UT David Entwistle This reflection was recorded at 10:50 UT on the 7th May.
200605070817Ent.jpg (71389 bytes) May 07 08:16 UT David Entwistle I recorded this large reflection at 08:16 on the 7th May.
200605070807Ent.jpg (71491 bytes) May 07 08:07 UT David Entwistle I recorded this reflection at 08:07 UT on the 7th May.
200605070600Ent.jpg (69873 bytes) May 07 06:00 UT David Entwistle I recorded this reflection at 06:00 UT on the 7th May.
200605061002Ent.jpg (73537 bytes) May 06 10:02 UT, 10:08 UT & 10:17 UT David Entwistle A series of three large reflections recorded at 10:02, 10:08 and 10:17 UT on the 6th May.
200605060928Ent.jpg (72198 bytes) May 06 09:28 UT David Entwistle I recorded this large reflection at 09:28 on the 6th May.
200605060819Ent.jpg (72284 bytes) May 06 08:19 UT David Entwistle

I recorded this modest reflection at 08:19 UT on the 6th May.

200605060800Ent.jpg (71226 bytes) May 06 07:52 UT & 07:57 UT David Entwistle

As the Eta Aquarids approached their peak I recorded these two reflections at 07:52 and 07:57 UT on the 6th May..

200605050642Ent.jpg (74378 bytes) May 05 06:42 UT David Entwistle There was a third strong and long reflection at 06:42 UT on the 5th May 2006.
200605050640.jpg (72805 bytes) May 05 06:26 UT David Entwistle I recorded this exceptionally long reflection starting at 06:27 UT on the 5th May 2006.
200605050132Ent.jpg (69446 bytes) May 05 01:32 UT David Entwistle I recorded the above brief, but strong reflection at 01:32 05th May 2006.
200605040555Ent.jpg (72154 bytes) May 04 05:55 UT David Entwistle Possibly a double event, resulting in a long reflection from 05:54 UT 04th May 2006.
200605030554Ent.jpg (72893 bytes) May 03 05:54 UT David Entwistle Another long reflection from 05:54 UT 3rd May, 2006.
200605020850Ent.jpg (73519 bytes) May 02 08:50 UT David Entwistle Third.
200605020722Ent.jpg (73987 bytes) May 02 07:23 UT David Entwistle Second.
200605020702Ent.jpg (75033 bytes) May 02 07:07 UT David Entwistle The morning of 2nd May, 2006 saw a flurry of longer reflections. These may be associated with the Eta Aquarid shower. First.
200605010706Ent.jpg (70452 bytes) May 01 07:06 UT Andy Smith &

David Entwistle

I recorded a longer duration echo starting at approximately 07:06 UT 1st May, 2006.

April 2006

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200604300917Ent.jpg (71092 bytes) Apr 30 09:17 UT Andy Smith &

David Entwistle

I recorded a strong and long reflection from Lousa Portugal (due South) at 09:17 UT on 30th April 2006.
200604280510Ent.jpg (74292 bytes) Apr 28 05:10 UT Andy Smith &

David Entwistle

A double event from 05:08 and 05:10 UT on 28th April 2006
200604270750Ent.jpg (72282 bytes) Apr 27 07:50 UT Andy Smith &

David Entwistle

I recorded this four minute reflection off Lousa (Portugal, due South) at 07:50 on 27th April 2006.
200604260448Ent.jpg (71835 bytes) Apr 26 04:48 UT Andy Smith &

David Entwistle

Reflection off transmitter Liege Bol d'Air (Belgium, due East) seen from Goosnargh. 
200604250641Ent.jpg (72863 bytes) Apr 25 06:41 UT David Entwistle I recorded the following long echo at 06:41 UT on the morning of 25th April.
200604240659Ent.jpg (74058 bytes) Apr 24 06:59 UT David Entwistle The second was at 06:59 UT on the 24th April 2006.
200604240638Ent.jpg (73326 bytes) Apr 24 06:38 UT David Entwistle I recorded two relatively long events on the morning of 24th April. The firsts was at 06:38 UT on the 24th April 2006..
200604232250ent.jpg (72904 bytes) Apr 23 22:44 UT Andy Smith &

David Entwistle

I recorded this exceptionally long reflection starting at 22:44 UT on the 23rd April 2006.

200604220700ent.jpg (74098 bytes) Apr 22 06:55 UT David Entwistle I recorded a series of long reflection at 06:55 UT on the 22nd April 2006. Again, this would have most likely been a Lyrid activity.
200604220130ent.jpg (70450 bytes) Apr 22 01:21 UT David Entwistle

I recorded a long reflection at 01:21 UT on the 22nd April 2006. This would have most likely been a Lyrid.

200604212317ent.jpg (71155 bytes) Apr 21 23:17 UT David Entwistle

I recorded a long reflection at 23:17 UT on the 21st April 2006. This would have most likely been a Lyrid.

200604151228Ent.jpg (271667 bytes) Apr 15 12:28 UT David Entwistle I recorded a long reflection at 12:28 UT on the 15th April 2006.
200604132344Ent.jpg (260919 bytes) Apr 13 23:44 UT David Entwistle I recorded a long reflection at 23:44 UT on the 13th April 2006.
200604110953ENT.jpg (274333 bytes) Apr 11 09:53 UT David Entwistle I recorded a long reflection at 09:53 UT on the 11th April 2006.
200604101038Ent.jpg (69168 bytes) Apr 10 10:38 UT David Entwistle The third was at 08:38 UT.
200604100851Ent.jpg (71701 bytes) Apr 10 08:51 UT David Entwistle The second was at 08:51 UT.
200604100807Ent.jpg (71749 bytes) Apr 10 08:07 UT David Entwistle The morning of 10th April 2006 saw a flurry of longer reflections. The first was a 4 minute reflection starting at 08:06 UT.
200604090013Ent.jpg (67804 bytes) Apr 09 00:12 UT David Entwistle The changing Doppler shift suggests that the reflection point is moving, as the ionization cloud expands. 
200604030822ent.jpg (72516 bytes) Apr 03 08:22 UT David Entwistle

The following reflection was recorded at 2006 April 03 08:22 UT.

200604030721ent.jpg (68704 bytes) Apr 03 07:21 UT David Entwistle The following reflection was recorded at 2006 April 03 07:21 UT. This is an interesting reflection because of the very low Doppler shift in the latter part of the image.
200604021211ENT.jpg (68325 bytes) Apr 02 12:11 UT David Entwistle

The following reflection was recorded at 2006 04 02 12:11 UT. 

March 2006

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200603310503ENT.jpg (69336 bytes) Mar 31 05:03 UT David Entwistle A long reflection this morning 2006 03 31 05:03 UT. Seen from transmitters, both south and east. Note the very different characteristic to the two reflections.
200603301019ENT.jpg (72972 bytes) Mar 30 10:19 UT David Entwistle I recorded a long reflection at 10:19 UT on the 30th March 2006. Head echo, possibly double event.
200603261011ENT.jpg (68184 bytes) Mar 26 10:11 UT David Entwistle

I recorded a long reflection at 10:11 UT on the 26th March 2006.

200603241307ENT.jpg (69519 bytes) Mar 24 13:07 UT David Entwistle I recorded long reflection at 13:07 UT on the 24th March 2006.
200603220455ENT.jpg (68242 bytes) Mar 22 04:55 UT David Entwistle I recorded long reflection at 04:55 UT on the 22nd March 2006.
200603210858Ent.jpg (72030 bytes) Mar 21 08:58 UT David Entwistle I recorded a second meteor long reflection at 08:48 UT on the 21st March 2006. 
200603210519Ent.jpg (68043 bytes) Mar 21 05:19 UT David Entwistle I recorded a long reflection at 05:19 UT on the 21st March 2006. 
200603191240Ent.jpg (73410 bytes) Mar 19 12:40 UT David Entwistle After many days with no long reflections, I recorded a  long reflection at 12:40 UT on the 19th March 2006.
200603100812Ent.jpg (70929 bytes) Mar 10 08:12 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a  long reflection at 08:12 UT on the 10th February 2006.
200603060723Ent.jpg (69482 bytes) Mar 06 07:23 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a  long reflection at 07:23 UT on the 6th March 2006. This has an unusual shape and may be the tail-end of a much longer reflection.

February 2006

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200602280731ENT.jpg (70092 bytes) Feb 28 07:31 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a  long reflection at 07:31 UT on the 28th February 2006.
200602241100Ent.jpg (76712 bytes) Feb 24 11:00 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a  long reflection at 11:00 UT on the 24th February 2006.
200602230731Ent.jpg (70172 bytes) Feb 23 07:31 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a  long reflection at 07:31 UT on the 23rd February 2006. This was followed by a typical satellite pass.
200602222206Ent.jpg (71206 bytes) Feb 22 22:06 UT David Entwistle I also recorded a second long reflection at 22:06 UT 22nd February 2006.
200602221224Ent.jpg (72706 bytes) Feb 22 12:24 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a  long reflection at 12:24 UT on the 22nd February 2006.
200602160731Ent.jpg (74497 bytes) Feb 16 07:31 & 07:34 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded two long reflections at 07:31 UT and 07:34 UT on the 16th February 2006.
200602150248Ent.jpg (66284 bytes) Feb 15 02:48 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a long reflection at 02:48 UT on the 15th February 2006.
200602131309Ent.jpg (69848 bytes) Feb 13 13:09 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a third long reflection at 13:09 UT on the 13th February 2006. Duration 3 minute 30 seconds.
200602131312Smi.jpg (30775 bytes) Feb 13 13:09 UT Andy Smith Andy Smith (UK) also recorded the reflection from this meteor. The echo is was particularly impressive here on the Lopik TX (east of me), with a very strong head echo.
200602130857Ent.jpg (72082 bytes) Feb 13 08:57 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a second long reflection at 08:57 UT on the 13th February 2006. Interesting structure.
200602130048Ent.jpg (72414 bytes) Feb 13 00:48 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a long reflection at 00:48 UT on the 13th February 2006.
200602130051Smi.jpg (30612 bytes) Feb 13 00:48 UT Andy Smith Andy Smith (UK) also recorded the echo from this meteor from a Spanish transmission.
200602121230Van.png (29545 bytes) Feb 12 11:38 UT Patrick Vanouplines Patrick recorded a third long reflection on the 12th February at 11:38UT.
200602120950Van.png (27865 bytes) Feb 12 8:52 & 8:57 UT Patrick Vanouplines Patrick Vanouplines (Belgium) reported two rather strong reflections  from Kontich (Belgium) while observing E-European TV-stations.
200602110213Ent.jpg (70019 bytes) Feb 11 02:13 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded a long reflection at 02:13 UT on the 11th February 2006.
200602100808Ver.jpg (139552 bytes) Feb 10 08:08 UT Felix Verbelen Felix Verbelen (Belgium) notified observers of this remarkable long reflection from 08:07:30 UT on the 10th February 2006.
200602100808Ent.jpg (322279 bytes) Feb 10 08:08 UT David Entwistle

An echo from the same meteor was recorded by David Entwistle (UK) off the Belgium Liege Bol d'Air transmitter.

200602081257Ent.jpg (71622 bytes) Feb 08 12:56 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle (UK) recorded this modest reflection at 12:56 UT on the 8th February 2006.
200602080021Ent.jpg (75708 bytes) Feb 08 00:21 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle recorded a long duration reflection at 00:21 UT on 8th February 2006. 
200602071310Ent.jpg (76250 bytes) Feb 07 13:10 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle recorded a third strong reflection at 13:10 UT on 7th February 2006
200602071350Van.png (37795 bytes) Feb 07 12:51 & 12:57 UT Patrick Vanouplines Patrick Vanouplines Belgium recorded two strong reflections, the first at 12:51 UT and the second at 12:57 UT on the 7th February 2006.
200602071200Van.png (41786 bytes) Feb 07 11:04 UT Patrick Vanouplines

Patrick Vanouplines (Belgium) recorded the following strong echo from 11:04 UT on the 7th February, 2006.

200602071110Van.png (41699 bytes) Feb 07 10:11 UT Patrick Vanouplines

Patrick Vanouplines (Belgium) recorded the following strong echo from 10:11 UT on the 7th February, 2006.

200602070828Ent.jpg (69733 bytes) Feb 07 08:28 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle recorded a second strong reflection at 08:28UT on 7th February 2006.
200602070602Ent.jpg (71737 bytes) Feb 07 06:02 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle notified observers of a modest duration reflection at 06:02 UT on 7th February 2006. 
200602070605Smi.jpg (32251 bytes) Feb 07 06:02 UT Andy Smith A reflection off this same meteor was also recorded by Andy Smith.
200602070510Van.png (27402 bytes) Feb 07 04:13 UT Patrick Vanouplines

Patrick Vanouplines (Belgium) recorded the following strong echo from 04:13 UT on the 7th February, 2006.

Feb 01 06:56 UT David Entwistle David Entwistle notified observers of a modest duration reflection at 06:56 UT on 1st February 2006.
Feb 01 06:56 UT Andy Smith A reflection off this same meteor was also recorded by Andy Smith.
Feb 01 07:04 UT David Entwistle I recorded a second strong reflection at 07:04UT on 1st February 2006.
Feb 01 07:04 UT Andy Smith

This same meteor also produced a strong reflection for Andy Smith.

Feb 01 07:04 UT Felix Verbelen This same event was also recorded by Felix Verbelen, from Belgium.
Feb 01 07:04 UT Patrick Vanouplines This same event was also recorded by Patrick Vanouplines, from Belgium.

January 2006

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AS200601260736.jpg (32701 bytes) Jan 26 07:30 UT  Andy Smith Andy Smith notified observers of a couple of larger meteor events on the morning of 26th January 2006
wpe15.jpg (61227 bytes) Jan 26 07:30 UT  David Entwistle A reflection off this same meteor was also recorded by David Entwistle.
wpe1.jpg (36369 bytes) Jan 26 10:31 UT Andy Smith Andy recorded a second long reflection at 10:31 UT.
wpe17.jpg (59864 bytes) Jan 26 10:31 UT David Entwistle An echo from this meteor was also recorded by David Entwistle.
wpe3.gif (28842 bytes) Jan 26 11:53 UT Patrick Vanouplines Patrick Vanouplines recorded another large echo at 11:53 UT from Kontich, Belgium.
wpe2.gif (27069 bytes) Jan 15 02:11 UT Patrick Vanouplines Patrick Vanouplines notified other radio-observers that there had been a significant fireball event reported from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
wpe1.jpg (49486 bytes) Jan 15 02:11 UT Felix Verbelen This event was also recorded by Felix Verbelen from Belgium, using the beacon near Ypres.
wpe26.jpg (58412 bytes) Jan 15 02:11 UT David Entwistle Also recorded by David Entwistle in the UK, using the Belgium transmitter at Leige Bol d'Air.
wpe4.jpg (60174 bytes) Jan 12 09:13 UT  David Entwistle David Entwistle notified observers of a large echo during the morning of January 12th.
wpe29.jpg (33992 bytes) Jan 12 09:13 UT  Andy Smith This event was also recorded by Andy Smith.
wpeB.jpg (50348 bytes) Jan 12 09:13 UT  Felix Verbelen This event was also recorded by Felix Verbelen

 

 

2005

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wpe6.jpg (62199 bytes) Dec 21 10:47 UT David Entwistle A couple of longer echoes possibly associated with the Ursids.
wpe2C.jpg (58257 bytes) Dec 21 10:47 UT David Entwistle The following echo recorded just before 10:47 UT on 21st December
wpe8.jpg (65077 bytes) Nov 20 00:46 UT Felix Verbelen There were a high number of long reflections during the morning hours of November 20.
wpe2E.gif (36744 bytes) Nov 20 00:46 UT Patrick Vanouplines Patrick recorded the following large reflection, from the same meteor, at 01:46 local (00:46 UT)
200511200050Smi.jpg (37514 bytes) Nov 20 00:46 UT Andy Smith Andy Smith also recorded this event.
wpe30.jpg (66094 bytes) Nov 20 00:46 UT David Entwistle I also recorded this event, with the reflection from the trail lasting for six minutes. 
Nov 20 08:10 UT David Entwistle The flow of larger meteors continued throughout the night and into the morning
Nov 20 09:19 UT David Entwistle The last large event was recorded at O9:19 UT. This trail persisted for almost five minutes.
Nov 20 09:19 UT Felix Verbelen Felix also recorded this same event from Belgium.
wpeA.jpg (61992 bytes) Nov 04 08:57 UT  David Entwistle There were a spate of fireball reports from early November 2005. These were most likely associated with the Taurid meteor stream.
  Jul 16     Daylight, magnitude -8. Wales, Southern England, Guernsey and Belgium. 4 reports.
  Feb 20    Daylight, magnitude -12/-14; . England and South Wales. 31 reports.