Archive for date: February 21, 2009

WSPR update…

February 21, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I hadn’t checked the totals in a while, so I thought I’d give it a try. I’ve now had WSPR spots from 37 out of the 50 states, and such far away locations as Japan, Australia, New Zealand, a single spot from Belgium, several from Italy, and yes, Wake Island! VK6DI is the most distant […]

More spots from my own grabber…

February 21, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Earlier this afternoon, I was getting not only the usual suspects, but also VE1VDM and W1BW. Glad to see the flying W back again… It looks like my rig is tuning a bit high: Vern was supposed to be down around 10.140005, but I have him below 10.140 (the dashed line). I’m probably tuning about […]

Spotting from NUT….

February 21, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

That’s Northern Utah. Mark, KU7Z noted lots of activity stateside, and here’s his screengrab: I’m getting into Seattle pretty well all day too. Some odd propagation on 30m today: I saw VK2ZAY on W8LIW’s grabber around 20:00UTC, which I think is too early to be gray line. Still no European spots for me.

Today’s NOAA-19 pass….

February 21, 2009 | Amateur Radio, Amateur Satellite | By: Mark VandeWettering

Nice pass today over the middle of the U.S. Got it recorded and transferred, and my wife even took some pictures and a short video of me doing it. I’ll link that in later, but for now, check out the weather! Addendum: Here’s me, recording the very audio that you see turned into a picture […]