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.

Today the beacon OQ8SNW special event beacon was on board a high altitude balloon between 10:00 and 11:00UTC.
see also other post about the beacon.
A special QSL card wil be received if you send report via nureau.
More info on FB group: VTS asgard gip and FB group: Asgard VII

I've been experimenting with my new WSPRLite over the past couple of weeks, mostly on 30m. 200mw seemed almost too easy so I have been progressively dropping the power. 10mw to VK6 yesterday was a new personal best km/watt. I'm now at 5mw into a 260' Inverted V dipole fed with 84 feet of twinlead with the center at approximately 75 feet.

According to the new ITU WRC-15 Allocation per 01-01-2017 it is not longer permitted for some countries
to transmit below 5351.5 kHz. See WIKI
This means for these countries that the official WSPR Dial frequency of 5.2872 is no longer in use for transmitting.
On experimental base an alternative WSPR Dial frequency of 5.3647 MHz is in use.
It may be worth to be QRV at that frequency.

I started RX on 60m last night and got some signal but calls are suspicious.
I will try to continue 60m for while.

JG1eiQ / Toru

Now got my WSPRlite up & running and currently in TX on 20m at only 0.200mw

I will be taking it out portable and testing it in the UK at different points

Since my last Blog entry, I've joined the ranks of FT-817nd owners. And while I am enjoying two QSOs (mainly digital modes) I am now also able to run some relative power tests (beyond the capability of the WSPRlite) on my indoor mounted magnetic loop antenna. I'm also finding it very convenient to report others who are on WSPR via the WSJT-X software. The capabilities of that software and JT modes continue to absolutely amaze me.

Working with new ladderline and mounted at 40' feed point the 400' doublet is smokin' ;)

After some time slot problems i am now online ,with my Hexabeam . Had great Reports from W1-W5 i like this mode 73 Thomas

Using a WsprLite for now set at 200 mw.
April 4 2017

I set-up 2nd RX station(JG1EIQ-2) today.
To investigate SNR for both station, ANT signal is shared by 2 RXs with hybrid.
I will test ANT/ADC/RX in future.
I also would like to monitor 60m/160m.

JG1eiQ / Toru

Ted Jahn (K4YLX) brought over some "20M WSPR Pi Module" from TAPR https://www.tapr.org/kits.html along with his Raspberry Pi 1. We decided to start from scratch and install a new OS first. As I already had a copy of Raspbian (Wheezy) downloaded on my harddrive we installed it onto an SD card.

This is a really neat mode. Just tonight as I've gotten WSPR up and running I'm seeing who I'm hearing and seeing who's hearing me, within minutes! I'm having a lot of fun just like all the other neat ham stuff there is to do.

Hope everyone's having as much fun as I am!

April 2-9

Hi all

To celebrate the newly allocated US 630m and 2200m bands, QRP Labs are offering the 630m and 2200m versions of the Ultimate3S kit for the discounted price of $25 (normal price is $33.80 for the LF options and $33 for the HF/VHF versions). This offer is open to everyone globally, not just US amateurs. It will run through the whole of April 2017.

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