W8RKO's blog

Got my WSPR station setup. Using an FT-817 running 1 watt into a sloping 30 meter dipole. Upper end of dipole is at 50 feet. The slope should favor the west. On the first transmission the farthest station to hear me was K7LG at 3014 km. SNR was -18. Eight stations heard my first transmission: W6SZ, K8CYV, SWLPMTN, K7LG, VE7THZ, W3HH, AB6OR, AC0NM.