I upload an image of my WSPR window (from Ubuntu Linux) every 15 minutes. You can find it >here<.
I am just getting started I have been using JT65 and now would like to try WSPR.
I have the software downloaded but so far have not gotten much further.
I am using a Signal link with the Icom 7700 I have been able to see the Wav file on the screen.
That is as far as I have been able to go Any ideas on what to do I am on the correct freq keying tune does nothing but led comes on for few seconds and goes off.
Down at the bottom it still says waiting to start. My parameters K9WZB DM24UL USB Audio Codec in and out power 30 DTR com 6.
Idle is checked.
Thanks for any help Garry K9WZB
In preparation for an up-coming talk I am giving at the Spen Valley Amateur Radio Society, I have not been "WSPR"-ing for the last two weeks. The reason? I had to construct an enclosure for the Genesis G40 SDR I use on WSPR. It was running for months as a PCB "blu-tak'd" to my desk, but as I am showing it, I thought I ought make it look like a "proper radio"!!!
It's now resplendent in it's new enclosure, and back on the air for a couple of days prior to taking it to the club for the talk, which is an attempt to describe how SDR works to the layman, the build of the kit, and it's performance so far.
Using the G40, a homebrew 1/4wl vertical, GSDR (the Genesis SDR software), VAC (virtual audio cable) and WSPR, I'm always amazed at where my 5w signal can be copied.
The whole thing, from building and using the kit to increasing the understanding of what goes on "under the hood" has been fascinating, and I recommend it to anyone.
For a few days now I'm working WSPR on 30m with an Ultimate-QRSS-Kit (from Hanssummer and QRPLabs). The power is abt 180mW-HF in an indoor Magloop(home made) fed by abt 15m of RG62 coaxial.
It seems to work great for such a simple QRPP rig and such a simple antenna.
Under these conditions the Magloop seems not work too badly and so far my best distance is 5526km (W1XP).
Since two days now running a WSPR station with my FT817 controlled by an ASUS EeePC.
I'm really happy to not here any fans making background noise in the shack!
Next thing is getting my FT 817 powered up by solar charged batteries.
Hope to see you on my screen someday!
73 de Theo, PA3GHJ!
amazing what 2watts will do............. I find this very interesting propogation tool!!!!!
Morning all, very new to amateur radio and wspr, so will be listening from today.
Only listening for the moment, then maybe start transmitting later on :)
My name is Pat been liecenced since 1982.My station is FT-897 & aerial MFJ High Q Loop for 7meg To 22 Meg,Submitted by GW6IMS on Mon, 2012/08/27 - 19:18
I installed the German mini-oven in my IC706mkiiG.
I used two small diodes to drop voltage to 12v.
Hint: ROHS means hard to solder.
Currently I am using the mike connection and VOX control.
I don't know if anyone in the PDX area can decode these
Several traces from CN8LI this afternoon, but only 1 decode at -29dB.
Maybe sporadic E?
Today I mounted my new T2FD antenna, Diamond WD330J, under roof. The width is 25 m and therefore I had to fold the arms in 90 degree horizotal. First tests showed SWR under 2 on all bands 40 - 6m.
80m SWR is horrible, even the FT-950 stopps tuning immediatly, but this could be a reaction of the nearby 1/2-G5RV I didn't remove at this time.
Would be nice to get information from other stations using T2FD antennas.
1W to the Moxon today
This Excel (2000 or later) spreadsheet has added the following to GM4ISM's WSPR data download sheet: Statistical analysis of frequency, SNR and Power dBm of downloaded WSPR spot reports; Charts of frequency and SNR of spot reports vs. Date/Time UTC; and Charts of frequency and SNR of spot reports vs. hour of the day (UTC)
To use the spreadsheet, Instructions :- Fill in blue cells and click the cogs (click away from the blue cells first). The macro will download and chart up to 2500 of the most recent spots that match your criteria directly from the wsprnet.org online database.
Select the second worksheet "Data" to view the Statistical Analysis Data for the downloaded spot reports.
The following four worksheets chart: Frequency vs. Date/Time, Frequency vs. Hour, SNR vs. Date/Time, and SNR vs. Hour.
The Date/Time charts show all spots reports in chronologic order.
The hourly charts show a composite of all spot reports from 0000-2359 each day (UTC) to visualize cyclic daily trends.
SNR reports may vary with changes in local noise level at the receiving station and variation in antenna gain and bearing at either station.
Frequency reports are only as accurate as the reporting receiver and may also be affected by aircraft scatter Doppler shift.
The spreadsheet uses Microsoft Visual Basic macros and will not work under Google Docs or OpenOffice.
I am on 144.489
When K6PZB and I first started up on 2m and 70 cm WSPR, we immediately saw interesting "Doppler" components in the waterfall displays. Sometimes, but not usually, these were such that signals wouldn't decode due to the QRM from the aircraft-scattered signal (ACS). We also saw some strange double-sided signals which we couldn't identify.
Now that a larger group has been on 2m WSPR in California for a couple of months, we have had a chance to both examine ACS better and also to study examples of these double-sided signals. I am becoming of the opinion that these are due to wingtip vortices being generated by large commercial aircraft. These pressure waves are well known and can be a problem for later aircraft. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wingtip_vortices
Because they are a cause of significant drag to powerful aircraft, a lot of energy can go into producing them and they can persist for many seconds or even several minutes after an aircraft passes by.
It is my suspicion that the large pressure differentials produced by these "curlicue pumps" may be sufficient to cause a sufficiently large and intense change in the dielectric constant of air such that significant 2m energy can be scattered from them. Since they are both (counter) rotating and moving it seems plausible that they may be presenting the two-sided Doppler components visible in the attached SignaLab shot of the strong 2m WSPR signal from K6PZB, located only 8 km to the west. The precise mechanism of the scatter, the sources and other details isn't clear. At this point, I'm only speculating. It does almost look like the aircraft is generating rapidly circulating volumes of air that can even criss-cross at times and go from net-pathlength-increasing to net-pathlength-decreasing vectors. This certainly could happen when oppositely moving WTVs cross the line between the 2m WSPR stations. There are also other possibilities.
Made some changes to the 2-way wspr reports at my website http://mardie4.100webspace.net/
added some .html files to make it easier to browse the reports. Use to be just a directory list of files.
Rig :SoftRock Ensemble RXTX 1W
Antenna :GAP TITAN-DX
Amazing! 17870km per 1 watt ... do I need more?
73, Ross OK5AZ
I teach physics at a high school. Two WSPR projects come to mind for my students to develop:
1) A solar powered WSPR beacon to be deployed in a challenging environment in the Atacama desert. I have contacts on the ALMA project:
2) An ocean current monitoring beacon using "on the fly" position encoding to measure currents in the North Atlantic.
Any other ideas out there?
I have put together some things I have noticed about using Wspr on 4m here:
Now that 4m is on the map it would be good to spot and be spotted by new stations.