Essex Ham Chat Forum

Go to: Back to Essex Ham Chat... Forum Index | Latest Forum Posts

20,30 and 40mtr good tonight (2 replies and 1 comment)

Avatar
Peter 2E0PWX
1 month ago
Peter 2E0PWX 1 month ago

passed foundation 3 weeks ago, got to antartica using 1w on 30mtr band tonight using wspr

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az Mode
2020-10-23 20:28 M7PGW 10.140226 -15 0 JO01ij 1 DP0GVN IB59ui 13590 184 2

shows even the low power available to M7's can go a long way :)

73 

peter

M7PGW

Avatar
M7KMA
1 month ago
M7KMA 1 month ago

Hi Peter

I only passed the Foundation in July so I’m at the very bottom of the amateur radio learning curve. I know absolutely nothing about wspr but  really interested, amazed how 1w got to Antartica/timestamp call etc.

Any more information would be greatly appreciated.

Kevin 

M7KMA

 

 

Avatar
Peter 2E0PWX
1 month ago
Peter 2E0PWX 1 month ago

WSPR and FST4Ware non conversational, 

you literally transmit and look at the relevant monitoring site to see how far you got

look at http://wsprnet.org/drupal/wsprnet/chat 

they are a friendly bunch and helpful

 

you will need data mode connectivity to your radio and WSJT-x installed for WSPR and FST4W

FST4W required the WSJT-x 2.3.0RC1 beta version and some extra frequencies adding to the settings

basically FST4W frequencies are 200hz higher than WSPR, not a lot of activity on FST4W currently as it is a new standard, it also has a 300 or 900 second cycle so not a quick thing to watch

it suits me as i am not really a talkative person (strange for a ham i know :) ) so digital modes where i just use a keyboard (FT8, FT4,WSPR, SSTV) are great for me, once i get a better location for my radio in the house i may do more but i love the challenge of QRP with 10w or less

 

 

Avatar
M7KMA
1 month ago

Brilliant thanks for the info...sounds interesting. I’m not one for chatting on ham radio, so you’re definitely not alone. Kevin M7KMA

Back to Essex Ham Chat...

 

 

Search the Essex Ham Forum:

Go to: Back to Essex Ham Chat... Forum Index | Latest Forum Posts