The Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network is a group of amateur radio operators using K1JT's MEPT_JT digital mode to probe radio frequency propagation conditions using very low power (QRP/QRPp) transmissions. The software is open source, and the data collected are available to the public through this site.

WSPRnet is a thriving community with great people who are engaged and passionate about WSPR and it's use as a propagation tool.

WSPRnet.org supports users blogs to enable people to share their experiences and experiments. Both because of the workload it would require and the bottleneck it would represent, we don't moderate blog posts. This means that its a great way for forum spammers to post their graffiti all over the site if they were to get in.

I've managed to get my attic based WSPR PI beacon back online, still just QRV on 30m but if all goes well I should soon be adding some more bands.

Increasing the number of US stations received in JN06CI:

Interesting active night and sunrise on 160m, around 150 dx spots "across the pond", 6 NA stations in the round (K9AN, N3CO, KC2STA, KB1YFS, W1FVB, N2NOM) and 9 EU stations.
To note the long session between KB1YFD and me (38 spots), the same snr level(+/-1) along the night with an early spot:
2014-11-22 23:10 KB1YFD 1.838011 -23 0 FN41ro 10 F59706 JN07th 5555
and the last one at 07:18z.

Thank you to all, Patrick

I have been running two crossed active loops for well over a month now as well as the e-field active that has been up for about 10 years. Living with several antennae is always interesting, the ability to instantly compare always useful. For WSPRing all have virtues, the very broad e-field is always there as a reference of known sensitivity while the directive loops are quieter on the low bands. For size, very low cost and stealth the loops are very hard to beat, they also seem to receive at least as well as a top loaded Marconi on low bands.

Version 1.0.0 of this app is now published on the Google Play Store.

Search there with 'WSPR'

This app plots real-time transmission paths on a world map which may be centered either on the Atlantic or the Pacific. It includes a background display of the 'greyline' or terminator.

Paths for a single station may optionally be displayed with callsigns.

It is highly recommended that you read the FAQ to get the full benefit of the features in this app.

Very many thanks to the testers of this app who have given me much valuable advice.

Not one decode on 160M the last 24 hours.. Taking to rig to work tomorrow to put on the IFR. I think band-relay shot.

Hi all

I have just bought a new Yaesu FT-817 . I am going to use it on 500mW most of the time.
Station
YAESU FT-817
Power :- 500mW
Antenna - Windon CWS-80 TheRadioWorks.

Have recently tried a couple of weekend tests on 160M, still using the same setup, but tuning the Ant system with a MFJ tuner to get a 1:1 Match at the TX, certainly hearing wise,the system seems to work well, but reports back on my transmission certainly show up the in-efficieny of the HF9V as a 160M Ant, without the 160M coil for it? if I hear 20 stations, as a return I am probably only reported by 4 or 5 in return!! May look at purchasing a 160M coil for the HF9V, although its a compromise antenna at best, cannot get anything taller or long out.

I'm now qrv wth My Ultimate3 wspr unit. I'm transmitting on 28.126.100, and now hoping for some reports
Vy 73 de OZ1BEE

A real surprise on 160m, between 05:02Z and 06:46Z (EU sunrise), not less than 67 DX spots "across the pond"; 40 from EU and 27 from NA. In the party were: K4MOG, KJ4YBS, N2NOM, WU2M, G0KTN, G8HUH, G3VIR, G4FKK, G4BOO, F59706.
We note a probable new qrpp record (EU to NA) with 200mw (congrats to Martin and Rocco):
2014-11-10 06:38 G4FKK 1.838027 -26 0 IO91wi 0.2 WU2M FN23tb 5440 291
For my part, I was able to decode two new stations (K4MOG, WU2M), bringing my score of my RX challenge to 17 (close to my 19 of last year at the same time.

Fingerss crossed for my first spot! :)

73,
ha7dcd
Zoli

Following a storm my 30m WSPR beacon is offline, I'm hoping to get it back up and running this week.

Also considering adding another band to it, perhaps 10m.

Has anyone thought of a new WSPR freq in the recently allocated UK (by NoV) in the 146-147MHz band? (Use it or loose it am thinking). I am experimenting using WSPR on DIAL freq of 146.9000MHz (Tx on 146.9015MHz). However, I found WSPRnet will not show this frequency in either the 'Activity' list, nor on the 2metre map.

W4ATV is an experimental solar powered sub-mW WSPR beacon located in Madison, Alabama (EM64). It is capable of outputting either 1000, 500, 250, or 85 uW on 30m. Power output was verified using a calibrated HP-432A power meter and GIL-360-2 bolometer mount. The antenna is 5.5m vertical with 24 1/4 wavelength buried radials. An antenna with a higher radiation angle would probably produce more spots.

This is an Android app that depicts current band propagation conditions as determined from WSPR spot reports.

I am about to publish this on Google Play but would like to test it on a few more devices.

If anybody would like to help me with this I would be enormously grateful.

Email me at g4swy@yahoo.com and I will send you an APK file to install.

73 de G4SWY Derek

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I've been on 160m at night for the last two weeks. Last night was the worst night so far - with just two spots. I looked at the map and it was sparse. I wonder what is going on with the propagation. I started to read up on 160m propagation and my head started to spin. Something about an enigma wrapped in a mystery - or was it the other way around? I'll have to do some more reading.

Any insights out there from those on 160m?

Tonight is off to a better start.

Richard
WR6J

I decided to do some low power runs, after chatting with some new friends on this site.
It's always amazing to see what low power (and good band conditions) can do!

TX setup is an IC706MKIIG turned down all the way to 1.4 Watts, fed to the tuner/antenna through a "green" 5X (voltage) Tektronix attenuator.

This gives us 1.4Watts/(5^2) = 0.056 Watts.

With this 56 milliWatts, here are some of the results:

OK here we go, a nice new Alpha Delta DX-CC antenna put up in the garden. I have loads of great reports from DX stations, I even hear loads of stations on wspr, but I don't get any spots. I can't work out what's happening!

Have now been using the loop for a few weeks now, have dropped the noise floor around 6dB by choking the loop feeder at the shack end.
Perhaps I'm around the floor now, doubling the loop area has not gained any s/n improvement, results now seem about the same as other UK stations. The loop is bandpass filtered, I have a simple method of sweeping the loop in place. The loop output goes into a HP 141 Spec anal with the Tracking gene driving a 6' square wire loop in the house so I can sweep the loop directly.

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