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Happy to celebrate passing the US general license exam last Saturday, 9 November, in Windsor, Colorado. It took some time to press the information into this aged grey matter but at last success. 73!

KE0RXF

I found a nice QRP WSPR transmitter online from Zachtek.com and ordered the mid-range model that covers 17, 20, 30 and 40 meters. Output is a reasonable 200mW on all bands and I am running it into a converted vertical antenna over a few buried ground radials (I plan to add more radials soon) and am pretty pleased with the results. I have worked all four bands on and off the last couple of days and seem to get consistent results from Hawaii to the East Coast and up into Canada pretty reliably.

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Franz

AS YOU MIGHT KNOW I'm NEW TO WSPR.
CAN I USE THE RASCAL SOUNDCARD INTERFACE FOR WSPR ? I HAVE THE PK232MBX AND A PK88 AND THE AEA COMPUTER PATCH INTERFACE. I ALSO HAVE THE RASCAL AND A WESTMOUNTAIN RIGBLASTER' SO WHICH ONE SHOULD I USE FOR EASE OF OPERATION ? OH I HAVE USED THE RASCAL AND THE RIGBLASTER FOR SSTV ON MY IC-735.

I've been perusing the maps of my spots and over the last year or so, since I have been paying any attention to it, anyway, there is a definite lack of spots from here in the northerly direction. There could be a couple of different explanations for that, however. It is entirely possible that there are no other WSPR transmitters or receivers in the area over North and South Dakota and the empty spaces in that part of Canada.

N4HQS here... Putting this out there for a start of my blog.
Not sure what else to say right now. Feel free to reply with a hello.

While visiting friends out in the country, I noticed an old vertical antenna stacked with some plastic pipe and managed to talk them out of it. They were happy to get rid of another piece of scrap and I have a plan for t, already. Originally made for use on 11 meters, I realized it should be simple enough to convert it to work on 10 meters and maybe even tune it for 20 meters, so I began working on it. The mast itself had at some time been replaced with galvanized electrical conduit, which was corroded, so that will be removed and replaced with 3/4 inch copper pipe of the correct length.

Just re-checked the map and I have entries for the QRPGuys EZ WSPR-PI from Illinois, Alabama and Georgia!

Not bad for an estimated 80mw transmitter and an OCF dipole with no tuner.

Bill KC1JTS

So, I recently reworked my 'snake' antenna that is merely about 600 feet of two pair armored telephone cable. I terminated it by wrapping it onto the top wire of a barbed wire fence down by the road and drive it at 1 watt from a Yaesu FT-890 with an on board tuner. I didn't expect much, but am pleased that it produces better results than a handful of Hamstick verticals mounted on the house. Next, I'll probably try to use that wire on the ground to work FT4 and FT8. Nothing to lose, I guess.

Finished the WsprPi hat and added it to the Pi 3 B+. All seems to run OK, but nobody seems to receive the (100mw?) transmission. My local HF rig with a junk antenna heard it and it decoded ok in WSJT-x. Oh well, more troubleshooting to follow. I'll try 5w with my base and make sure that's working OK tonight.

Here are the results of the first transmit test of my new 160 meter quarter wave inverted L with elevated radials on September 9th. The test was conducted on 160 meters at 37 dbm power level over an approximate 12 hour period starting before local sunset and ending after sunrise. The inverted L is about 132 ft long. Vertical portion is about 70 ft. There are four 130 ft elevated radials at 9 ft above the very poorly conducting soil in the Green Mountains of Vermont. There is a 1:1 feedline isolator at the feedpoint.

Greetings fellow WSPR enthusiasts ....

I have been experimenting with ultra low power transmissions on 80M.
In particular, between my QTH (Saratoga CA, near San Jose) and a former marine radio station KPH.
KPH is located 123 km from here, heading 320 degrees, on the CA coast. (http://www.radiomarine.org/)

For unknown reasons the propagation between KPH and this QTH can be exceptionally good
and quite repeatable. A Virtual Waveguide might be a good description.

Just got my WSPR on the air. Xiegu X5105 on an vertical Moonraker GPA-80F 10m AGL.
Make yourself heard!
/SA5QED David

HF is (slowly) coming back !!

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