The Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network is a group of amateur radio operators using K1JT's MEPT_JT digital mode to probe radio frequency propagation conditions using very low power (QRP/QRPp) transmissions. The software is open source, and the data collected are available to the public through this site.

Use TS-2000 setting for Rig control, TS-590 has bugs and fails to do CAT.

Menu:

25 - 100Hz low cut
26 - 3000hz high cut
30/31 - HB2 eq to amplify high tones
61/62 - 57600baud as the software won't go higher for CAT
63 - I use USB to do CAT and audio so set to USB
64/65 - level 1
70 - Vox delay 30 no need to set faster or slower
71 - Vox gain level 5

Please do not try to do PTT via USB, it will not work and hinders TX from functioning because audio-output fails.
When using Vox it does work perfectly.

After much struggle, VE6ZC now has a new gamer computer operational. It drives an IC-756 PRO III into a 7 band trap vertical through an autotuner, likely with much loss. Like all good hams, I believe nothing is so good that a little more tinkering will improve. The next step will be a dedicated WSPR transceiver and antenna optimized for the "dedicated" WSPR frequency set.

I took world map screen shots every 4 minutes on 600, 160, 80 and 40 Meters on 20th March, the day of the eclipse.

I turned the bitmaps into short videos of the full 24 hours and published them on YouTube.

MW :- https://youtu.be/RCJvsUwdGnc

160 Meters :- https://youtu.be/E-OPfoNy42U

80 Meters :- http://youtu.be/Nt2vQAty6AQ

40 Meters :- http://youtu.be/mBbhN2X3bTA

Today I left WSPR running on 80 meters during the sun eclips

Up and running.

IC 720A and a trapped vertical.

All works well. Trying out 40M at the moment and running 5W. might try a lower power level.

VK2EFM

I am trying RX-only for a while, because I am trying k9an-wsprd on the Raspberry Pi 2. So far I am impressed, seeing up to 11 decodes per cycle and weak -27 db signals regularly. I haven't taken accurate measurements, but I estimate it takes 30 seconds to decode the WAV file.

Very odd spot this evening on 17m,

2015-03-19 19:08 8Q1OMJ 18.106041 -27 2 LM16 200 G0MGM IO91po 3801 310

Which when plotted on the map says northern Iraq... Has ISIS started a propagation study?

2 Meter WSPR activity has been happening daily for years in the California area (and elsewhere!) and I was happy to be a part of that effort when I lived there in the Bay Area. You can read of their exploits, as well as other VHF and UHF WSPR activity here ----> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/2-meter-wspr

Hi Guys! We now started on 50.294500 in Kyiv. KO50GK - Now using - U3S(Thanks Hans!!!) - ( U3s+GPS+OCXO) and GP. In next step - 5w+3el to Eastern Europe
73
ut5ucp, Eugen

Hi,

We have setup OY6FRA to run on 80m now and during the total solareclipse on the 20th
There will maybe aldo be a wspr running on 160m

73
OY3JE

Dear Guys,

let your rig running during eclipse at the morning of March, 20th 2015 . Hopefully we can detect effects.

73's de Wilhelm, DL4KAL

Help to set up Kenwood ts 2000s and Signalink USBfor WSPR and other Digitalmodes.

Help to set up Kenwood ts 2000s and Signalink USBfor WSPR and other Digitalmodes.

Well, I wasn't into Ham Radio for a while, but the mood has struck again. So I'm back. Finally got WSPR and WSJT-X up and running. Having some fun.

So, at long last, I have finally installed WSPR and got it going!
Now trying to learn what it all means!

Fun, another new dimension of the hobby.

73 to all,
Doug AA1UI

Time is critical running WSPR. For those operators in The Netherlands and surrounding countries here is a list of some Dutch NTP servers with low ping, which you can add and set as standard to your Windows internet time:

ntp1.nl.net
ntp2.nl.net
time.kpn.net

I am using the Ultimate3 kit with my Alex-loop in house.
I make 275 mWatt om 30 meter.
I get reports from a lot of stations in Europe but also the USA.
Great!!!

73 Harry PA3CWQ

My longest DX to date:

2015-03-11 19:58 VK4XJB 28.126127 -23 -1 QG52xh 5 SWL-K-FN41 FN41jp 15825 57

Receiver setup:
- SDR# receiver software
- SDR dongle (RTL-SDR Blog Brand R820T2 RTL2832U)
- 10m horizontal dipole strung in attic
- RG-6 quad-shield feedline
- FM trap (Radio Shack 1500024)
- ferrites at USB and antenna inputs to SDR dongle, and at antenna feedpoint (Fair-rite 2631803802 1-300MHz 31 round cable core)

After some discussion it seems the Day/Night overlay on the Maps does in fact work . It still states "currently not working" however.

I was listening 630m all night long with some success:

2015-03-10 04:22 WG2XJM 0.475775 -27 0 EN91wr 5 F59706 JN07th 6206 54
2015-03-10 04:26 WE2XGR 0.475797 -25 0 FN31ls 10 F59706 JN07th 5720 57
2015-03-10 04:06 WE2XGR 0.475797 -26 0 FN31ls 10 F59706 JN07th 5720 57

G3XKR heard same stations but in a wider time range (03:04-05:28z).

73, Patrick

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