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Greetings from EL86xv Florida
Info: on station here at NY4FD;
Radio: Icom 703 usually running 1 or 5 watts.
Computer: Compaq Notebook W98
Interface: Homebrew - Opto-isolator
#1 Antenna: Homebrew Vertical Dipole,22 feet end to end, mounted at ground level,
300 ohm Tuned feeder.
Homebrew Z match, VK5BR single coil
#2 Antenna: "Swapmeet $50 Dollar Special" Mag Loop MFJ 1788
coming on line shortly, as soon as I finish repairs.

Thank the project of K1JT we have now the possibility to test homebrewed antennas without direct help of other OM's. Made especeially with the zero-cost CAPANT_DL7AHW.

Thanks to Julian for his "Getting Started" guide http://www.g4ilo.com/wspr.html
With correct frequency and synchronized PC clock, WSPR gets decoded from the first try!

For me it was helpful to start the old good DigiPan additionaly to WSPR (basically, any waterfal display program would suit) to see those whistles around 10.140.200, starting every even minute and two minutes long.

My MEPT with WSPR is off air from 11.00GMT today. My current MEPT on the frequency uses a simple 'G' ident.

Since yesterday, there is an German Antarctic research station "Neumayer III" active in WSPR.

According qrz.com Felix, DL5XL is a member of the first wintering team on "Neumayer III" (70°41'S, 8°16'W, CQ Zone 38, ITU Zone 67, IOTA AN-016) and operate from the new station until early 2010 using his old call sign DP1POL.

If anybody interested on 10m, please contact me leaving a e-mail.
iz1fgu@sparks.it
I am resident in South Portugal grid IM57 5W or 1W into a full size loop.

Angelo CT1JTQ

If anybody interested on 10m, please contact me leaving a e-mail.
iz1fgu@sparks.it
I am resident in South Portugal grid IM57 5W or 1W into a full size loop.

Angelo CT1JTQ

I´m doing WSPR since some days and I was heard from different VK-Stations with my only 10 Watts and small GP-Antenna. I also heard VK-Stations on 40m, I never heard VK before. Very exiting! 73 de Stefan, DL4SEW

I will be back again now from 5 to 26 of March. 30m, 17m and possibly 12m.
location is IL38ar Fuerteventura northwest.

Today i start experimenting with indoor antenna and 5 Watt , on my first try i get 3 response on 40m , thats incridible ....
connecting the icom over SPDIF Interface to reduce rf noise from PC .

receive also many different stations

Has anyone tried Debian 5.0 I wonder.

I find :-

WSJT from the repository does not run - complains of python numpy errors.

WSJT / WSPR previous compiles on Debian 4.0 do not run on Debian 5.0.

WSPR does not run when compiled on Debian 5.0 - a whole catalogue of errors not previously seen.

Last night I was spotted by a station who identified as BY3AKL1X, coming from grid OM89ua, which is on the coast of mainland China, near Tianjin.

http://qth.map.googlepages.com/?qth=OM89ua&t=n&from=

I'm not sure what to make out of the callsign though (although I admit to not knowing much about Chinese callsigns). Is this a U.S. call (KL1X?) operating in China?

2/16/09Z I see stations all over on the map and i was heard by WB2YUN out in the Pacific. Also other stations around the states. However, i am not hearing nor seeing any stations on the screen. I know the radio is working because i see RTTY signals on there but not one, Not one WSPR station. Arizona is truly in the sink hole for propagation.

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