First time with WSPR

Between 19:30z Sept.20.2017 and 03:30z Sept.21.2017 (10:30PM Israeli time to 06:30AM Israel time, apx. 8hrs.) was the very first time ever in my life using WSPR. It was easy enough to get started after watching a short youtube video. I just left it running all night while I slept.

I let it run on 40m this first time because, to my limited understanding, 40m may very well be the most easy to predict, to notice patterns that usually repeat every day and night, for around what times propagation opens up this way or that, or when the band is closed.

I thought about letting it run on 30m as well, but I believe 30m, though it has many openings throughout day and night (and 20m as well to an extent), it is to my understanding, far less predictable, opening up one night at a particular time to a particular direction, but not fallowing the same pattern at all the next night, or the night after.

One thing I have observed this first night with 40m, is that it appears that whatever area of the world is in night, which means from my area, propagation to the far east and Australia is open up in the early hours of night, opening up in the direction of the Americas and Canada in the early morning hours, an hour or two before sun rise.

It also appears to me that when 40m opens, it has a much, much further single hop than what I have observed on 20m, just from my limited experience here and there on SSB on 20m.

1) Learn how to go through the data that is collected from your station that was heard by other stations to see at what times during the night the propagation was open this way or that; I need to learn how to download that data, how to open it, and how to read it --or-- how to use tools online, on this site or others to read the data that was collected during different time intervals during the night.

2) Learn what others are using WSPR for. There are probably numerous ways that others are using WSPR aside from just knowing what is best time to call "CQ America" or "CQ Australia".