Excellent night session on 160m WSPR with great opportunities and so, great spots!!:
2013-09-01 19:54 ZS1LS 1.838070 -25 0 JF96fd 20 F59706 JN07th 9181kms
2013-09-02 04:00 W1FVB 1.838062 -21 0 FN44ej 5 F59706 JN07th 5467kms
2013-09-02 04:00 VE3SWS 1.838105 -24 0 FN06ge 20 F59706 JN07th 5882kms
2013-09-02 04:04 K4RCG 1.838096 -23 0 FM08xl 20 F59706 JN07th 6278kms
2013-09-02 04:38 K9PAW 1.838188 -26 0 EN61ar 1 F59706 JN07th 6723kms
This morning greyline gave me 3 new NA Callsign to my 160m wspr Challenge.
I want to thanks all and hope soon same conditions to spot you with lower power!!
A warm hello to my friend George (K9PAW) still on air with 1W !! : i spoted him for the third season.
Seven European stations have taken advantage of the same opportunities so congrats to all.
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Ran the CFL last night on rx test, with a very low tx ratio. This CFL is now mounted at approx. 8 meters ( 25 Feet ) above ground. It was setup up on 7.040 Mhz, where the bandwidth is much more than I expected, over 100 KHz. This little aerial is only 40cms (15 inches) in diameter. With this setup in the horizontal mode, this tiny aerial heard two Vk's and several east coast stateside stations plus various European stations. At Midnight 31st August this little setup goes on line for an extended test on 7Mhz.
( Softrock Ensemble @ 500mW )
( Homebrew CFL )
( WSPR V 2.21 )
CU on the map Paul G4HDS
This modification to GM4ISM's Excel Spreadsheet polls real time WSPRnet data and estimates the signal path quality for various communication modes: WSPR, JT65, Olivia, PSK31, CW, RTTY and SSB. These charts show expected signal dB over threshold on these modes with user-defined transmitter powers and relative antenna gains. The values below threshold are in red, above 6 dB in green and intermediate in yellow. http://www.qsl.net/kp4md/wsprmodes.htm
Note: This Microsoft Excel spreadsheet requires support for Visual Basic macros and may not work with some Excel program clones.
Screen captures at
Running 3w to ATAS-120 mobile antenna on 20m daytime.
Tried my first ever transmission on WSPR this evening. On the very first TX period I got this:
2013-08-26 18:10 G0LRD 14.097194 -24 0 JO02 1 HS0ZLG OK03gr 9435 74
9435km from 1W into a poorly positioned 20m off-centre fed dipole. Very pleased!
Today 24.8.13 using a Pro Am 17m band mobile whip.
I spotted this morning, with a little advance, my first North American station of my new season in 160m WSPR, as usual in my gray line:
2013-08-24 03:54 VA3MW/P 1.838148 -22 0 FN04qm 5 F59706 JN07th 5930 56
2013-08-24 04:06 VA3MW/P 1.838148 -21 0 FN04qm 5 F59706 JN07th 5930 56
2013-08-24 04:14 VA3MW/P 1.838148 -17 0 FN04qm 5 F59706 JN07th 5930 56
2013-08-24 04:20 VA3MW/P 1.838149 -16 0 FN04qm 5 F59706 JN07th 5930 56
2013-08-24 04:30 VA3MW/P 1.838149 -17 0 FN04qm 5 F59706 JN07th 5930 56
2013-08-24 04:36 VA3MW/P 1.838149 -19 0 FN04qm 5 F59706 JN07th 5930 56
2013-08-24 04:42 VA3MW/P 1.838149 -28 0 FN04qm 5 F59706 JN07th 5930 56
I hope to do a great new season (27 unique NA call on the previous season) and see again all familiars of this nice band.
73 to all, Patrick, F-59706
For the last year or 2 I have played with WSPR, but never had a dedicated WSPR station. I have one set up now and will let it run for when I am home. Its tough going from a non-digital mode station to a digital mode station and makeing sure all settings are correct, as far power and audio levels. I am using an MFJ-249 radio interface card as the interface. This is a little dated, since it interfaces VIA serial port as the PTT.
Hope to hear everyone on the air!
Used the antenna analyser tonight to setup the CFL on 7.040Mhz , then just for a quick test I left it running on RX on 7Mhz.
Most surprised to hear signals from around Europe, the CFL is just 40cms in diameter and its just plonked on the shelf next to a netbook and softrock ensemble, and all at ground level. Should prove an interesting test when its mounted on the house apex at approx. 5 meters.
I found this article/ adjustment to be very helpful, I had a sideband/harmonic about 100KC high that I could not get rid of, this sample rate synchro procedure cleaned it up. Thought it would be a good idea to share with the group, in case other's are having similar prob's.
As I understand it the 30m WSPR subband ends at 10,140,100
although I know that the WSPR software includes a little bit
of overlap by default.
Unfortunately QRSS activity tends to start below 10,140,100Mhz
and there seems to be a few users using WSPR below the accepted sub band.
It may be a TX error and users not aware of it, but it would be nice
if WSPR'ers could bear in mind the QRSS activity below 10,140,100 please.
Ultimate 2 QRSS kit 100mW into G0FAH dipole up 45'. 20m 14097090
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10.8.2013 I have started a test operation of simple homebrew DDS beacon. It currently operates on 6m only (WSPR and CW FSK 50.045 MHz) using 5W to 6 ele Yagi (heading mostly NW) from my home QTH but it is able to work on all HF bands as well (planned 80 and 17m), I will try it later. Plan is to move it to more convenient location later. Time schedule: there is a table with 10 timeslosts, each lasts 2 minutes. There are defined a mode (WSPR or CW) and freq for each slot. The timeslots are processed cyclically (that means sequence repeated every 20 minutes).
Hoping to be able to do some tests on 40 meters starting in September, running small compact aerials such as the CFL and EH etc
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amateur radio operators. We enjoy WSPR-PSK-CW, always learning and helping... any questions??
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73, TI3/AB4AW Rich email email@example.com
I enjoy experimenting with antennas and using WSPR to evaluate antennas has been an invaluable tool. I also use the SoftRock RXTX Ensemble under Linux and recently wrote some software that allows you to use the RXTX Ensemble as a VNA for reflection measurements. This has also been an invaluable tool for antenna experiments. You can find the VNA code at: http://pysdrvna.googlecode.com
I've been impressed with the mini whip antenna used at the main websdr station: http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/ You can find out more about the mini whip at http://dl1dbc.net/SAQ/miniwhip.html Recently I had the chance to borrow a mini whip antenna and test its performance with WSPR. The results from the 30M tests were interesting:
Attic Dipole at 6M height: 820 spots, 174 farther than 4000km
MiniWhip at 3.5M height: 736 spots, 188 farther than 4000km
This was for the same ~20 hour period. The attic dipole had the most WSPR spots, but most of those were of fairly local stations. As expected from theoretical models, the dipole has better high-angle reception when compared to a vertical. The mini whip had the most distant spots. It has slightly better low angle reception compared to the dipole, again as expected from models comparing close to the ground dipoles and verticals. When you look at the actual SNR db numbers reported by WSPR, you can see local signals are clearly stronger on the attic dipole during the day. As night comes, the two antennas produce more comparable spot strengths. The fact that the mini whip actually had more distant spots was surprising and very encouraging.
Have just got my Ultimate 2 WSPR beacon running this afternoon. Currently it is lying on the table here in the shack. Power supply at the moment is 4 x 1.2v NiMH AA rechargeable cells. I am running the PA at 4.8 volts also. I fitted all the BS170 fets so the final has 3 in parallel. Measuring about 300mW into the feedline.
How's it getting out ? I have it on 80m at the moment and the first spot was from VK1KF receiving me at -20dB S/N, a short hop of 2890Km. Not using any GPS time correction yet but that will happen later this week all being well