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.

Spent the morning setting up G5RV Jr wire antenna with my friends and tried WSPR 2.0. Received some false results on 30m:
0616 -21 3.2 10.140127 0 <...> JZZ8XZ 22
0630 -22 0.6 10.140131 0 <...> JZZ8XZ 22

Not too bad for the first try at all, I'll again later.

This evening I did use 27dBm, not 37 dBm. It was a mistake. I transmit with 500mW but the setting in the software was wrong.

G7LHS decoded my 50 uW-signal on 30 m over a distance of 1023 km - congrats! My equipment: FT-817, 500 mW into 40 dB-attenuator, lazy four-corner loop, twinlead-fed, 60 m per. , 8 m up. Amazing!
2010-03-26 08:02 DL9NEF 10.140295 -27 0 JN59ns 0.001 G7LHS IO83ri 1023 298

Today was quite a bit of fun. Having run WSPR yesterday, and leaving it at 500mW (via FT-817ND menu), I decided to try to reduce the power output by reducing audio drive. It worked (a no brainer). Interestingly enough, 15m was open to the US using 500, 200 and 100mW. When I dropped the audio to produce 50mW, the output was there, but I think I left it a bit late in the day. Will try again tomorrow to see IF I can cross the Atlantic on 50mW. That's about as low as I really can go using the current ATU power meter... fingers crossed. 73 to all, and of course, good DX.

My location really is EN61bn not EN62. (Whatta jerk. I don't live on a boat, moored off Wisconsin's shore in lake Michigan.)

Update: I found out how to edit account info and did so. However the location shown on my posts hasn't changed. Does something need to be recycled? flushed? reinitialized? By me? By someone else?

Attempted access to WSPRnet timed out. What is the problem???

The graphical display of WSPR shows the short path from stations in Europe to Australia in the morning (at 7 a.m. UTC) for the 30 m band. However, I am convinced that these contacts were transmitted via the long path. The error in the graphical display and the distance error of the data base of WSPR should be corrected.

Best dx 73 Mike DL1MMK

This line in the database makes my heart a little jump :-)

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
2010-03-16 15:50 DG9VH 7.040100 -21 0 JN39kf 5 VK7FGMH QE37na 16911 92

All with just 5 watts on 20 mtrs. wire under the house-top!

fantastic, what could be done with such a setup!

WSPRnet opens up the possibility to measure the efficiency of my magnetic loop antenna (I3VHF, Baby, 1m diameter, direction 330 degrees), which stands on a balcony. Radiation in west direction (up to the zenith) is unobstructed in contrast to the east, south and north direction, where the antenna is near (1-2m) iron concrete walls with a hight of 10m. I compared the reception reports of my station (DL1MMK) with DG7RJ (distance 20 km), who uses a homemade Dipole 2*9m at 7.5m heights in SW/NE direction.

Hi all. Phase 8 was completed sucessfully yesterday evening. Hope to find the time to continue with the rest this week. So far no big issues except some human failure ... hihi. I ordered a nice aluminium case for the kit and also a E-MU0202 soundcard.
Have a good start in the new week!

73s from JO61ei, Gregor DM1RG

Let's see what's happening...

I've taken over the living room table, set up the FT-817 and run the feeder out to my portable dipole in the garden.
It is all working! K9OHI, AC2C, IQ4DJ on 30m.

Clever things these computers.

Hello Fans
I coded a little tool to copy WSPRnet Database Spots into DX-Atlas World-Map
with splitting TX and RX Spots of your Call.

You can toggle between TX and RX Spots at the World-Map to interpret something …

73 de Schalli, DC5BN

Now WsPr_Atlas4.exe works also with Microsoft "Internet Explorer 8"
Now WsPr_Atlas5.exe has CheckBox "Always On Top"
Now WsPr_Atlas6.exe released with some fixes"

Good morning!
I completed the phase 5 of my G3020 kit. Hopefully I find so much time to build the next days as I did last week to get on the air with the G3020 soon. I would be interested to get some information fromt he ones of you that use G3020 og G40 which soundcard you use and which SDR software you prefer.
Thanks for your comments.
73 de DM1RG Gregor