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.

Listening for VK on 160m this week

I've been very surprised by what I've heard on 160m this past week.

I heard VK2KRR this morning, and VK6DZ on the 7th, 10th, and today.

A few years ago, I remember seeing my cw skimmer decode a vk6 station on 160m. Up until now, I thought it was just a bad decode or some harmonic from another band on the sdr-iq.

I'll be listening on 160m from about 0400-1330 for the next 4 days. 12th through the 15th. Hope to get some more VK decodes and add them to the list at the end of the week.

Mark

2013-11-07 11:24 VK6DZ 1.838054 -26 -1 OF84ux 5 KB9AMG EN52tx 17606 61
2013-11-07 12:16 VK6DZ 1.838051 -19 0 OF84ux 5 KB9AMG EN52tx 17606 61
2013-11-07 12:24 VK6DZ 1.838051 -21 0 OF84ux 5 KB9AMG EN52tx 17606 61

2013-11-10 11:16 VK6DZ 1.838086 -26 0 OF84ux 5 KB9AMG EN52tx 17606 61
2013-11-10 11:24 VK6DZ 1.838085 -26 -1 OF84ux 5 KB9AMG EN52tx 17606 61
2013-11-10 11:42 VK6DZ 1.838073 -29 -1 OF84ux 5 KB9AMG EN52tx 17606 61
2013-11-10 12:26 VK6DZ 1.838072 -25 0 OF84ux 5 KB9AMG EN52tx 17606 61

2013-11-11 08:44 VK2KRR 1.838106 -20 0 QF34mr 20 KB9AMG EN52tx 15246 62
2013-11-11 08:58 VK2KRR 1.838107 -22 0 QF34mr 20 KB9AMG EN52tx 15246 62
2013-11-11 12:18 VK2KRR 1.838107 -23 0 QF34mr 20 KB9AMG EN52tx 15246 62
2013-11-11 12:22 VK6DZ 1.838071 -23 -1 OF84ux 5 KB9AMG EN52tx 17606 61

WSPR-15 160 METERS

160 METER WSPR-15 WILL BE TRANSMITTING FROM 22:00 UNTILL 02:00 UTC 11/9&10/2013.
15 MINUTE XMIT AND 15 MIN RX
USING KENWOOD 2K 5 WATTS INTO OFC DIPOLE, E-W ORIENTATION

160m 08-09.11.2013

100 mW WSPR beacon office demo

Hello all,

We did put up a 100mW Softrock 14 MHz WSPR beacon PI4R at our office, feeding a FD3 windom 1.5 meters above the roof of a 7 storey building. 100mW, that's the same output power as a WiFi accesspoint here in Europe.

The reports you guys give to our beacon are plot in real time on an azimuthal map centered around our QTH. This display is put in the corridor of our office and shows each morning that our signal reaches Australia (18.000km) and each afternoon into central USA (8.000km).

73, Ben PA5BW

more than 14400 km with just 5w and a dipole on 80m

Hi,

I appreciate so much the tools provided by wsprnet.org. I am a newcomer but its very helpfull to check ant condx and propagation.

Today I got a RX report from more than 14000km on 80.

2013-11-05 22:02 EA3KU 3.594101 -25 0 JN00jv 5 VK6XT OF86td 14499 103

really surprised

160m WSPR

Just to add my thanks to the creators, supporters and users of WSPR.
Best DX to date was yesterday, so really pleased:-
2013-11-04 18:54 VK2KRR 1.838103 -23 0 QF34mr +43 19.953 G8DYK IO85te 16800 10439

73 John

I am writing to say Thank You

Thank you for freely giving a world of interested amateurs the technology of WSPR, to play with, and to learn from.

And to say thank you for the ongoing efforts of those who maintain the system and keep the whole 'shebang' operating.

Thank you for the playground and learning experience you have provided us.

windows 7

CANT GET WSPR TO WORK WITH WINDOWS 7

01.11.2013

Thank you All for the night for 160 meters.73!

2013-10-31 03:10 RX3DHR 1.838173 -18 0 KO94ks 5 DF6MK JN68ik 1925 259
2013-10-30 23:42 RX3DHR 1.838174 -21 0 KO94ks 5 DD3KF JO30bs 2226 272
2013-10-30 21:54 RX3DHR 1.838160 -16 0 KO94ks 5 GM8LYS IO87tb 2543 293
2013-10-30 21:38 RX3DHR 1.838197 -26 0 KO94ks 5 DK6UG JN49cm 2153 267
2013-10-30 20:28 RX3DHR 1.838172 -18 0 KO94ks 5 PA0O JO33hg 2095 279
2013-10-30 19:30 RX3DHR 1.838175 -19 0 KO94ks 5 MW0CVT IO81jp 2781 280
2013-10-30 19:18 RX3DHR 1.838172 -29 0 KO94ks 5 F59706 JN07th 2697 268
2013-10-30 19:06 RX3DHR 1.838175 -15 0 KO94ks 5 G0KTN IO81ti 2742 279
2013-10-30 19:06 RX3DHR 1.838178 -21 0 KO94ks 5 OH6GKW KP13nt 1338 325
2013-10-30 19:06 RX3DHR 1.838174 -25 0 KO94ks 5 VK2KRR QF34mr 14256 99
2013-10-30 18:52 RX3DHR 1.838178 -25 0 KO94ks 5 VK7DIK QE28sf 14664 106
2013-10-30 18:52 RX3DHR 1.838182 -23 0 KO94ks 5 DG6RCH JN68hp 1919 260
2013-10-30 18:40 RX3DHR 1.838175 -20 0 KO94ks 5 G8JNJ/A IO90hx 2696 278
2013-10-30 17:42 RX3DHR 1.838174 -20 0 KO94ks 5 PI4THT JO32kf 2116 276
2013-10-30 17:42 RX3DHR 1.838174 -4 0 KO94ks 5 G8DYK IO85te 2594 288
2013-10-30 16:08 RX3DHR 1.838173 -25 0 KO94ks 5 PE1MPX JO32gc 2143 275
2013-10-30 16:04 RX3DHR 1.838173 -14 0 KO94ks 5 OZ7IT JO65df 1686 283

My first west coast on 160m wspr

On September 21, I spotted Steve (W1CK) on 80m WSPR. Happy, it was said that the next step was on 160m. Well! It's done this morning:
2013-10-28 06:32 W1CK 1.838159 -27 0 DM13ie 5 F59706 JN07th 9190 37
2013-10-28 06:46 W1CK 1.838159 -27 0 DM13ie 5 F59706 JN07th 9190 37

The west coast is a first time for me on 160m wspr. I must remember that this is Tom (G8HUH) which paved the way two days earlier:
2013-10-26 04:26 W1CK 1.838032 -26 0 DM13ie 5 G8HUH IO81mg 8651 36

Moreover, we want to know if some one in Europe has already spotted a 160m west coast in previous years,...

With this new one count of my NA 160m challenge is up to 15 stations http://wsprnet.org/drupal/user/16564
Thank you Steve and Tom for support, 73, Patrick

144 MHz WSPR Propagation Path Maps

Here is an updated map of 144 MHz WSPR Study Stations and propagation paths.
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=200970957404860185210.0004c27...

Download the KML file from the page and open it in Google Earth
To view an elevation profile, right click on the propagation path and select "Show Elevation Profile"

Carol, KP4MD

Overnight listing of 160m Distances Achieved 10-25-2013 (Thu-Fri)

Another good night on 160m showing some DX activity on top band. Below is a sorted listing of *unique* contacts and distances achieved last night on 160 Meter WSPR.

A big thank you to all who participated on WSPR last night and esp. the 160m ops.

2013-10-25 10:18 N0NCO 1.838040 -25 0 EN35ki 5 VK2KRR QF34mr 14914 261

2013-10-25 13:10 VK2KRR 1.838100 -27 0 QF34mr 20 VE6PDQ DO34ir 13722 43

2013-10-25 03:06 WB5WPA 1.838025 -27 0 EM13qc 20 F59706 JN07th 7933 45
2013-10-25 01:56 WB5WPA 1.838054 -29 0 EM13qc 10 G8DYK IO85te 7295 39

2013-10-25 02:44 N0NCO 1.838159 -25 0 EN35ki 5 F59706 JN07th 6792 51

2013-10-25 02:00 K9PAW 1.838189 -27 0 EN61ar 1 F59706 JN07th 6723 51
2013-10-25 04:24 K9PAW 1.838194 -29 0 EN61ar 1 G4KPX JO02dj 6364 46

2013-10-25 03:00 N0NCO 1.838060 -27 0 EN35ki 5 G8DYK IO85te 6074 44

2013-10-25 02:00 K9PAW 1.838191 -25 0 EN61ar 1 G8DYK IO85te 6071 44

2013-10-25 02:12 VA3MW 1.838148 -26 0 FN04qm 5 F59706 JN07th 5930 56
2013-10-25 04:14 VA3MW 1.838153 -25 0 FN04qm 5 G4KPX JO02dj 5590 51
2013-10-25 02:12 VA3MW 1.838150 -24 0 FN04qm 5 G8DYK IO85te 5309 49
2013-10-25 02:52 VA3MW 1.838150 -28 0 FN04qm 5 K7ZL CN84jc 3503 285

2013-10-25 10:30 K4RCG 1.838110 -14 0 FM08xl 10 VE6PDQ DO34ir 3191 316

2013-10-25 03:12 W1FVB 1.838025 -28 0 FN44ej 1 VE6PDQ DO34ir 3161 306

2013-10-25 04:00 K9PAW 1.838192 -25 0 EN61ar 1 N6RY DM13id 2744 259

2013-10-25 03:00 WB5WPA 1.838049 -17 0 EM13qc 20 VE6PDQ DO34ir 2734 337

2013-10-25 02:40 KE7A 1.838035 -25 0 EM12kx 5 VE6PDQ DO34ir 2729 337

2013-10-25 06:48 VA3MW 1.838147 -10 0 FN04qm 5 VE6PDQ DO34ir 2707 307

2013-10-25 07:20 N6RY 1.838027 -33 0 DM13id 5 K9AN EN50wc 2702 65

2013-10-25 02:52 WB5WPA 1.838052 -28 0 EM13qc 20 K7ZL CN84jc 2597 306
2013-10-25 02:26 WB5WPA 1.838112 -29 0 EM13qc 10 W1FVB FN44ej 2490 52

2013-10-25 03:00 N0NCO 1.838063 -25 0 EN35ki 5 N6RY DM13id 2469 245

A new distance record for me

My 30m WSPR signal was picked up by VE3PLE tonight. He is not only close to me, he's even in the same grid square! The actual distance was about 2.7 mi/4.4 km. I was also heard by HB4FL, 6122 km away.

Attempted access to WSPRnet failed

I have been experiencing these failures at an increasing rate as the number of spots has increased over the years. It seems that the server is overwhelmed during the first 20 - 30 seconds after each 2 minute period ends. There are seldom any failures between 00:00 and 08:00 UTC when the volume decreases.

I wonder if there is a way to configure WSPR software to wait for a number of seconds before uploading received spots to the server to spread the load out over a longer period? I am running WSPR 2.21. Uploading manually is an alternative, but not very timely.

It sure is great to see improved propagation and more WSPR participation. I am also grateful to those (K1JT, W1BW and others) who have provided us with the resources that make up this useful and interesting mode.

John / K5XL

new to this

hi all im new to this so please be patient

Good morning Leigh,Your antenna is beautiful

2013-10-20 19:30 RX3DHR 1.838175 -21 0 KO94ks 5 VK2KRR QF34mr 14256 99
2013-10-20 19:14 RX3DHR 1.838174 -18 0 KO94ks 5 VK2KRR QF34mr 14256 99

10M log by power

2013-10-20 12:16 ND6M 28.126060 -8 0 EM55se +10 0.010 F5OIH JN06ci 7175 4458
2013-10-20 11:00 LB9YE 28.126019 -17 0 JP54pu +27 0.501 F5OIH JN06ci 2164 1345
2013-10-20 16:22 WA4RG 28.126083 -28 0 EM82bn +27 0.501 F5OIH JN06ci 7038 4373
2013-10-20 11:06 4Z4TJ 28.126055 -1 -2 KM71jf +27 0.501 F5OIH JN06ci 3398 2111
2013-10-20 15:06 N2OTO 28.126053 -22 0 EL96wi +30 1.000 F5OIH JN06ci 7210 4480
2013-10-20 16:18 K9AN 28.126176 -14 0 EN50wc +30 1.000 F5OIH JN06ci 6807 4230
2013-10-20 17:02 N0UR 28.126079 -28 0 EN33iu +30 1.000 F5OIH JN06ci 6883 4277
2013-10-20 12:16 S51CN 28.126032 -12 0 JN65tm +33 1.995 F5OIH JN06ci 1040 646
2013-10-20 15:40 W3CSW 28.126175 -17 0 FM19kd +33 1.995 F5OIH JN06ci 6111 3797
2013-10-20 09:34 EX1UN 28.126166 -23 1 MN72hu +33 1.995 F5OIH JN06ci 5681 3530
2013-10-20 15:46 WB1FIG 28.126129 -19 -1 FN42ia +37 5.012 F5OIH JN06ci 5524 3432
2013-10-20 15:34 K3NAL 28.126159 -25 1 FM18 +37 5.012 F5OIH JN06ci 6147 3820
2013-10-20 11:14 IK1NET 28.126073 -26 0 JN34su +37 5.012 F5OIH JN06ci 594 369
2013-10-20 09:56 G4NRG 28.126076 -24 -1 JO02mm +37 5.012 F5OIH JN06ci 688 428
2013-10-20 13:34 OH5MD 28.126180 +5 1 KP20ng +37 5.012 F5OIH JN06ci 2241 1392
2013-10-20 15:30 NU3E 28.126042 -21 -1 FN20pb +37 5.012 F5OIH JN06ci 5882 3655
2013-10-20 09:38 VK6DZ 28.126174 -20 0 OF84ux +37 5.012 F5OIH JN06ci 14739 9158
2013-10-20 16:06 K4RCG 28.126079 -24 0 FM08xl +37 5.012 F5OIH JN06ci 6218 3864
2013-10-20 15:48 KB7DNG 28.126072 -20 0 CN88ul +37 5.012 F5OIH JN06ci 8093 5029

new member k6iii

Arrived here by invitation of KP4DR.

WSPR Beacon at FN20lx

10-19-13 0100z Started beacon at approx 0100z Setup on ZS6BKW using LDG AT ProII tuned to 10.140.15
10-19-13 0950z Removed beacon from tuner. Now only on ZS6BKW.
10-20-13 1700z Back to using the ZS6BKW & LDG AT ProII tuned to 10.140.15

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