VE7XH's blog

I have analyzed the results of my WSPR spots collected the day before, during and after the eclipse. The operation was limited to 40m, due to the antenna, although this has given good greyline results in the past. I wasn't able to travel to the path of totality but operated from southern BC at CN89nc.

My station was spotted 50 times on Monday, of which 27 spots are unique and do not occur on Sunday or Tuesday - encouraging.
None of the unique spots occur between 15:46 and 21:05 UTC which was the start/end time of the eclipse - disappointing.

I plan to operate a WSPR station during the Great North American Eclipse ( on August 21, 2017. My research indicates this could be a unique event during the rapid collapse of the D-layer allowing spectacular east-west greyline propagation as the path of totally travels across North America. No, I'm not going to be racking up QSO's as I'll be too busy watching the eclipse!