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Today I did a WSPR monitoring session on 20m. I noticed that a lot of European stations were hearing HZ1SK. I did not. Then I noticed that there was a strong signal in WSPR 2.0 on the same particular frequency that just everytime did not result in a decode. The frequency was close to the one in use by HZ1SK. Then I started WSJT-X to see if maybe this program would produce a decode. It did, and it indeed was HZ1SK, which now in WSJT-X was decoded every time. I ran both WSPR 2.0 and WSJT-X simultaneously and again WSPR 2.0 failed to decode. Why?

It seems odd to me that I would only be hearing from one rather small geographic region on 40 meters WSPR. You can see on the screen shot of the WSPRnet map that I have only picked up stns from SF area of CA (several stns repeatedly over about 1.5 hours so far). I am running a mag loop antenna from indoors... in the kitchen which has a due south facing wall.

no internet connection at this time, but received on 630m last night:

2050 -31 0.1 0.475614 0 9A3KB JN64 27 8436

73, Pascal

My station is running at 1 watt or less using a KX3 and a magnetic loop antenna. The apartment is below ground level 3-4 feet. I was amazed I could actually get a signal out at 1 watt or less. Have had a few spots of my signal even at .1 watt. I am not having a lot of success hearing much though. There is a fair amount of manmade RF interference here which is not a big surprise there are overhead AC lines running all over the yard where this apartment is. I sometimes wonder that I am in a sort of "rf cage" that blocks signals.

I have but my dipole up again after trying an end fed long wire with tuned counterpoise. I am running wspr to see how well this antenna works at this location. will later try building a magnetic loop, I like the idea of having an effective antenna for my small lot.

Using WSPR to make contacts as we sail on our humanitarian mission - Pacific Partnership 2018 - has been both fun and challenging! Finding the right bands at the right power at the right times of day and night produces way different results. I have been able to tune our system to almost NO power and we are still reaching every continent on the planet. I hope everyone continues to upload their spots and make contacts as it is exciting to see how we can make this radio technology work! 73's!!!

Will transmit today for the first time on 20m. Using 5 watts with my iC-7000 and a sloping end-fed antenna from EL29kn. I am looking forward to participating and learning more. 73

Richard

just mounted a 6m dipole antenna. length 8m, height 15m.
5 minutes after starting the station I heard the first wspr signal.
Now waitung for the Sporadic-E season, I'm looking forward to hear you on 6m !
DJ0ABR, Kurt, South-East Germany

Only just started on wspr getting excellent hits including the Antartic station Nuemayer III DP1POL Tasmania, east coast of the US. I have picked up a callsign in the North of the UK - UKDT12? Anyone have an idea who or what this is? Can't find details anywhere! 73's

Is anyone currently attempting WSPR on VHF in the UK? If so, I would be interested in QRG and potential "sked"

This is such a cool mode. I've reached New Zealand and Australia on 40m from West Virginia. Trying to get to the DP0GVN station in Antarctica.

Email is 2richjohnson@gmail.com if you want to try to work directly. 73s!

Hi, does anyone have any information regarding this spot, received by quite a few folks on 160m?
Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
2018-03-22 05:52 CI6SJL 1.838148 -15 0 EP07 100 G8DYK IO85te 4766 56
2018-03-22 05:00 CI6SJL 1.838146 -26 0 EP07 100 OZ2JBR JO65di 5237 46
2018-03-22 03:12 CI6SJL 1.838154 -25 0 EP07 100 OZ7IT JO65df 5249 46
2018-03-22 00:54 CI6SJL 1.838147 -31 0 EP07 100 G4WLC IO81rs 5078 59

According to my VOACAP models, propagation from UK / EU to ZS land should be very easy, even
with such low solar activity.

Previous sunspots lows have always produced reliable north / south propagtion.

I'm running 24/7 on 28Mhz WSPR if anyone in ZS land is about ?

73 de Andy

2018-03-14 11:44  N3AAZ  7.040041  -23  0  FM19xa  1  VK3NT    QF33ql  16225  260
ONE Watt, 16,225 klicks (X 0.63) = 10,222 miles per Watt

2018-03-14 N3AAZ heard:
10:14  -21  2.3  7.040127   0  VK2EFM  QF56  37  15795
10:16  -20  2.5  7.040044   0  VK3NT   QF33  40  16252
10:32  -23  2.5  7.040137   0  VK2ALR  QF56  37  15795
11:24  -19  2.2  7.040037   0  VK3DXE  QF21  37  16482
11:24  -25  2.4  7.040123   0  VK3ART  QF22  37  16454
11:54  -25  2.6  7.040097   0  VK2ZMT  QF57  33  15752

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