WSPR Workng Now - Took Some Doing

Hi all

Yesterday I had my first serious play with WSPR, and I couldn't get it to decode what it was hearing. I fooled around with sound devices, but that wasn't the issue. I connected to a few time servers and "synchronised" the clock. No go. I was receiving stuff, getting nice green bars on the waterfall, but had no call signs or other data coming up.

I read some of the postings here, and against what I thought was my better judgment, installed Dimension 4. Then the signals began to decode, and I was operational.

I picked up stations from Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands even when the band (20m) appeared inactive.

It seems that "time synchronisation" doesn't necessarily mean what it says.