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.


The beacon is now at JO77, outside Huskvarna, Sweden. Same equipment as earlier at JO66 in Falkenberg.
2 x 5 m dipole on 20m beaming South/North. GPS locked transmitter QRPLABS Ultimate 2 kit.

73 de SM7ECA

Hi all

Dave VE3KCL launched his S-9 balloon yesterday. It uses a QRP Labs QRSS/WSPR transmitter ( with about 16mW power output on 30m band, using WSPR for tracking. See for live map tracking, photos and more details. Dave's transmitter, antenna, batteries and solar cells weigh only 23g in total!

Installed a kitted-up Comtek coaxial cable feedline choke, replacing brand-X, and it completely solved the issue of 17/15 meter RF in the shack. So will be band hopping (20% xmit) on 80 through 10.... still working the 160 meter antenna.....


A short post to notice a new VHF beacon is in operation on 50.294 450MHz
Callsign VA2NQ
Locator FN35 (Quebec, Canada)

VA2NQ beacon uses WSPR & PI4 protocols (2x PI4 & 1x WSPR, eg. 50% WSPR)

I was born in Belém do Pará in Brazil in 1947, where I graduated in civil engineering in 1971. Since his youth he was a passionate amateur radio in and after many years I achieved my target in 1978. My life is full of struggles and if I were to tell would a book. But I love doing radio since winning the award that all amateur like to have is the Top Honor Roll in the DXCC. It makes me very happy because I fought a lot to achieve this. Now I want to dedicate the expeditions more because I realize when together with other radio amateurs do a new island to air reaching all those in need.

Bruce, please check DOWNLOADS for March2016, empty file!


John / K5XL

Ive been watching my results on 80 meters on the WSPR Challenge site.

For two days now Ive been lucky enough to hit the number 1 position, but this has caused me to question how much of this is due to my home location being electrically quiet ? Or is it the RF performance of the SDR equipment I'm currently running.

One thing is a fact however and that's my 80 meter antenna which is a simple 66 foot wire could be significantly improved.

After weeks of listening, i've finally sorted out an interface between my FT817 and my laptop. Living in a top floor flat and not having much room, I decided to try a random wire at the lowest power setting the FT817 would do (500mW). This random wire is a few metres long and is tuned using an MFJ 941E.

I'm amazed at the results, for what i thought would be terrible antenna, with a record so far of west coast Australia (around 14000KM!).

I upgraded my equipment to a direct conversion SDR: the Genesis G3020. The rig, when coupled with a very affordable SYBA SD-AUD20101 USB audio card, performs very well. I'm still "only" listening; I have been having great success with WSPR on 30m. The Genesis, with this audio card, is far more sensitive than the upconverted RTL w/LNA.

I am currently hopping between 15, 17 and 20m with 10mW into
my 3 Element steppIr set for Bi-Directional use
dir 90 and 180°.

After many months of working on this project a few minutes here and there, it's finally on 20 meters. Thanks to Zoltan Doczi, HA7DCD And TAPR for a fun little project.

Now I changed band from 30m to 20m with my Raspberry Pi (2B).
After a BPF and ATT there is 10mW going to my vertical.
Happy WhiSPeRing.
Peter , PE1DCD

Operating from Wailea, Maui, 40 meters, transmit mode only.
Antenna is ATAS 25 on second floor patio.
Aloha, 73, Jeff, AC7IJ

Bruce, please check DOWNLOADS for March2016, empty file!


John / K5XL