"NextGen WSPR - what else could it do?"

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"NextGen WSPR - what else could it do?"

VK6ZRY - Myles - posed the question "NextGen WSPR - what else could it do?"

Having just seen 40m open up with a VK2 and an OH transmitting on the same offset (they weren't hopping) and with quite a similar Tx % it occurred to me that another layer of "hopping" could be introduced whereby the Tx freq is changed each time you hop into a band.
Example:
First hop into 40m the Tx offset would arbitrarily/randomly chosen to be 052 (say).
You finish your 40m sequence and move on to hop around other bands.
Then for the second hop into 40m the Tx offset would be arbitrarily/randomly chosen to be 142 (say).
You finish your 40m sequence and move on to hop around other bands.
Then for the third hop into 40m the Tx offset would be arbitrarily/randomly chosen to be 072 (say).
and so on...
Of course all the other hops around the other bands would be on randomly chosen in-band freqs too.

There's probably some good math to work the likelihood of collision with 50 other sequential hoppers using this new method and compare it with the current situation of an arbitrarily chosen frequency and the Tx % functioning as a collision avoidance mechanism. That's way beyond me. (I can't even work out the price of a round). Intuitively though it feels as though the collision avoidance would be improved.

The next step would be to random hop during each visit to a band.

I suppose some countries might have licensing issues with that but perhaps WSPR could generate a Transmit log to try and satisfy such authorities.
Does WSPR do that already? I've never transmitted WSPR.

73 de Steve G3XKR/A45SWL