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13Feb/095

WSPR Spots: WA2YUN from an interesting location…

This morning began like any other. I logged in, checked my email, and searched wsprnet.org for WSPR spots of my beacon, to see if any unusual callsigns have shown up overnight. I saw that ZL3IN managed to spot me overnight (I've gotten him a few times), but I also saw WA2YUN, reporting me from grid square RK39hh. RK39hh? Where the heck is that?

It turns out it's Wake Island.

wake

It's a tiny coral atoll in the Pacific, only a couple miles across, and has played an interesting role in the history of the United States, particularly during the Second World War. I find it very cool that Colin is over there, running a WSPR listener.

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az
 2009-02-13 10:04   K6HX   10.140133   -33   0   CM87ux   2   WA2YUN   RK39hh   7072   275 
 2009-02-13 09:56   K6HX   10.140133   -23   0   CM87ux   2   WA2YUN   RK39hh   7072   275 
 2009-02-13 09:40   K6HX   10.140133   -24   0   CM87ux   2   WA2YUN   RK39hh   7072   275 
 2009-02-13 09:32   K6HX   10.140133   -21   0   CM87ux   2   WA2YUN   RK39hh   7072   275 
 2009-02-13 08:04   K6HX   10.140133   -28   0   CM87ux   2   WA2YUN   RK39hh   7072   275 
 2009-02-13 07:56   K6HX   10.140133   -32   0   CM87ux   2   WA2YUN   RK39hh   7072   275 
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