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I upgraded the Raspberry Pi Linux, and now WsprryPi lockks up on transmit. Will fix... in my spare time!

5mW on 40meters never ceases to surprise me. I started the machine this afternoon and will leave it for a week or so.

Finally have WSPR Rx capabilities up and reporting from QTH FN42fj.

Monitoring 630 meters with my LFA6 six-meter yagi (the only antenna I have up currently). Remarkable how WSPR makes it through the switching power supply qrm from the area.

My standard WSPR receive antenna from henceforth will be the W6LVP active receive loop. I've found it particularly useful because of its broadband nature - and it really helps dig the signals out!

I just did a review on the loop here: https://youtu.be/BJTTy0F04yg

You might see your call sign in there @ around 2:17 :)

I have been using the wsprlite from sota beams at 200mW on 20m with the main station antenna. After a few changes to antenna height and direction results are impressive with regular spots from Moscow in the east to Georgia USA in the West. Two manor surprises were spots from a ZS5 and possibly collocates SWL and a VK2 , given propagation conditons these were very satisfying for a low power signal.

K3VOA was activated this afternoon on 40 meters from the Voice of America headquarters in downtown Washington DC, 3 blocks from the US Capital.

Hi guys,
I DL6OW starting today 31.Nov 2017 at 08.30 UTC my seventh WSPR balloon STELLA 7.
The transmitter including battery and solar-cells weights only 27g!
Its getting in the air by an party-ballon filled with hydrogene.
It will start from the german city Mülheim-Ruhr near the town Essen.
**** All informations and live tracking here: http://qrp-labs.com/flights/stella7.html ****
It also sends in JT9 and CW at 10.139.950

The past days I've been receiving WSPR beacons on 40m from G4BYO. I noticed the grid locator being quite odd for an English station. The locator (IL16 yesterday, IL04 today) put G4BYO in the Atlantic Ocean somewhere south of the Canary Islands and west of the Western Sahara. I immediately expected a sailing yacht. Callsign G4BYO belongs to mr. William Tee. Googling this name brought me to this webpage: https://cornellsailing.com/sail-the-odyssey/islands-odyssey/rally-2017/m....

As time has gone by Wspr is still a primary interest but also with the growth of WSJT-X I have found new things. Hence my blog (just simple personal notes really) are now here:

http://www.qsl.net/g0mji/

73

Bri

I again houses. Apatity (The Kola Peninsula) Loc: KP67QN

sdr located in argertina band of 10 mts
locator GF05om (LU9DCE)
24 hours on air
antenna at 20mts
1/4 vertical wave
4 planes of earth
pc linux --> rtlsdr-wsprd

regards 73 !!!

I started experimenting with the WSPRlite from Sotabeams on the 25 September, running 200mW on 10Mhz then the 14Mhz bands, repeating the tests running 5mW. I am amazed and delighted with results.

Unfortunately during this time some one started pirating my call sign running 5W,the results showing up on my reports. Please ignore these transmissions, the WSPRlite output is 200mW max.

73 g3wxn.

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