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Today K8KSM heard my Raspberry Pi WSPR beacon. This is the first time someone in my same town has heard me. The previous shortest distance was almost to Cleveland (~ 100 miles away) ... So, I had been suspecting my random wire had properties that made it bounce up higher before going anywhere so most of the reception was from the signal traveling in the upper atmosphere. The usual close reception is Indiana or Michigan on 30 meters.

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
2016-05-17 11:14 W8KV 10.140302 -31 1 EN80 0.01 ZL1RS RF64vs 13462 248

Today ZL1RS picked up my signal, this is the farthest a WSPR signal on mine has reached thus far.

Previous equipment was a HackRF into a MFJ tuner, and a simple homemade filter, mostly on 10 meters, and the greatest distance then was to Brazil or Italy.

The equipment today is a Raspberry Pi running WsprryPi into a QRP Labs 30 meter filter, into an MFJ tuner.