Archive for date: March 12, 2009

VA3STL’s QRP beacon

March 12, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Alan, VA3STL posted a nice list of captures of his QRP beacon on his blog, including a link to a spot of him that he got from my grabber. I didn’t notice it then, but now that I’m back on 30m, I’m seeing it nicely at the moment:

WSPR DX from the land of penguins…

March 12, 2009 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, after failing on 20m earlier in the day, I waited a bit, until I saw that Felix, DP1POL had shifted from 20m to 40m. I then flipped my beacon/grabber over to 40m, and gave it a try at the 5w power level. And… Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az […]

WSPR on 20m, trying to snag DP1POL…

March 12, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I don’t think this is going to work, but I noticed that DP1POL is currently reporting WSPR spots and being spotted from his base in IB59uh. That’s Antartica. I couldn’t resist the temptation to try, so I’ve shifted my WSPR beacon over to 20m and upped the power to 5 watts to see if I […]

K6HX transmitting “Step Morse” now….

March 12, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ve changed my beacon to send “step morse” for a while. It will look like this (thanks to WA0UWH’s grabber): It’s kind of wacky, but here’s the deal: there is a center line frequency which represents the space between characters. The message starts out at the centerline. Anything below the centerline represents a dit, above, […]