Today is a special event day, where those of a WSPR bent move from their 30m haunts to other bands. I’ve shifted operation over to the 40m band, and quickly netted a spot from DH5RAE (my first ever spot from Germany). Who knows that other stations will hear me? Stay tuned.
Update: Wow, had some great overnight spots. Was picked up by German hams DG5VO, DG0OKW, and DH5RAE, my first South American CX2ABP, Japanese station JA5FNX and VK-land hams VK6BN and VK6WS. (VK6WS recorded my band as 80m, but that seems to be a simple mistake). VK6WS would be a new distance record for me, narrowly edging out my previous spot from Antartica, DP1POL.
As part of my tinkering last night, I got the “hamlib” rigctl library compiled and working on my macbook. Now, it’s much easier to change frequencies of operation. In fact, I can do it entirely remotely, and ultimately will be able to shift beacons to alternate between bands and the like.
For the rest of April 8 UTC, I’ll be operating on 17m and see how that works out for me. I’ll then resume normal operations on 30m.
Update2: Here is my updated “spot” map, including last night’s 40m operation.