Hi Gang - I'm currently monitoring 80 meters using my 8 element vertical receive array. I'll leave it pointed to the Northeast (Europe) from my sunset until about 09:30 UTC, when I'll switch the receive array to the west, before I leave for work.

I have an 8 element receive array for 160 meters also. We can try that next week.

Ken K4ZW (FM 18)

After practically giving up on Sunday night, I gave it a second go yesterday afternoon and am so pleased persisted cause I cannot believe the results. Woke up to find my little shed had heard signals from Texas, Canada and, the icing on the proverbial cake, Southern Australia!!! This is obviously amazing but I can't help but wonder where do I go now, how can you top Australia? One thing's for certain, I'll be leaving the current set up just the way it is for a few more days yet, I'm positively hooked to the map, and will be investigating transmission next.

Must have spent four hours farting around with various receivers and frequency combinations yesterday evening without decoding a single transmission. Installed a programme to keep a check on the PC's clock this afternoon, mucked about with the Sangean's frequency and it's been gravy since. Bagged some stations from the far north of Finland and as far away as Bulgaria. Overjoyed to see we picked up a signal from as far south as Palma, our favourite holiday destination. Loving this, can't wait to start transmitting.

Was heard by EA8BFK today. My 5 watts into my attic dipole at only 15' apparently found a path. And prop conditions are poor. Nice.

See geographically illustrated summary of solar eclipse WSPR propagation on 160m and 630m. Over forty operators used 160m during eclipse. (scroll 1/3) Thanks, all.

At the moment I am in the Republic of Belarus. 50 km to the south of the city Vitebsk village Zavetnoye LOK: KO54DU. Here I have the equipment: FT-857D, ANT: CW80-100 40-6m, F9FT 9el on 2m. 73! See you live!

- Simultaneously 3 band Tx (40m, 30m and 20m)
- 3x200mW
- Automatic time syncronisation with GPS
- Power supply with 5V USB power bank or 7V-26V DC
- 50 ohm output can feed 3 band dipole antenna
- Robust output amplifier (e.g. will not be damaged due to static, ...)
- Wide temperature range

So, it's designed to take with you on holiday.

More information can be found on Facebook group:



Use the radioberry (a trx radio hat for the Rpi) as a standalone multichannel (4) WSPR receiver.

The WSPRBerry implements the following:

-) recording max 4 WPSR channels

-) using FPGA firmware, implements a DDC to produce 375 samples per second

-) writing the samples per band to a .c2 files to process by the WSPR decoder

-) upload the decoded to wsprnet

For more info see :

Happy whispering,

73 johan PA3GSB

Amazed that my 2 watts of rf to my 90cm diameter mag loop was heard by VK2XN at -16db.
I also heard VK2XN at -12db.
Does that count as a contact ;-))
More surprising because of recent radio blackout due to a CME the previous day!

Trying again to see how wspr works today.
Not real good yet.

I have been away from digital modes for six months or so while I was reconstructing the radio station. Now I have an old but CAT capable Rig FT 757 GX II and a new PC, so digital modes are back on the menu.
So far WSPR and JT65 and in the past day I have been on FT8. Interesting .....

Nice surprise in my log:
2017-09-05 04:44 WE2XGR 0.475681 -21 0 FN43sv 1 F59706 JN07th 5416 59
2017-09-05 04:32 WE2XGR 0.475680 -18 0 FN43sv 1 F59706 JN07th 5416 59
2017-09-05 04:20 WE2XGR 0.475681 -23 0 FN43sv 1 F59706 JN07th 5416 59
2017-09-05 04:12 WE2XGR 0.475680 -27 0 FN43sv 1 F59706 JN07th 5416 59
First TA spot of my new season, one hour before my sunrise (05:15z)and at the same time receiving a lot of NA stations on 160m (W8AC, KC4SIT, K9PAW, K9YWO, KD9XB, WA9WYK).

This is great.
I wish I had thought of it.

I got excited last night after I finished preliminary tuning of my indoor 20mb EFHW antenna and got spotted in VK with 0.5mW.

I installed v1.8 rc2 and it crashes on RX in WinXP. v1.8 rc1 was very stable for me.

2017.09/08 FIXED!
"--rig-name" seems to be causing issues in WinXP. No issues seen with Win10 (my PC at work ... ssshh). Possibly wsjtx couldn't find the correct exexutables ... my crash always happens during the RX decoding phase. 120 seconds ... crash. The code seems to look for wsprd.exe.