Archive for tag: QRSS

Double Double U

February 27, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Caught W1BW’s flying W twice in a row. You can see WA5DJJ across the top (the new crystal oven seems to work pretty well) and VK6DI across the bottom dimly.

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Softrock Lite II arrive!

February 26, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

On Saturday, I sent a check off to Tony Parks, KB9YUG on Saturday along with my order for two Softrock Lite II receiver kits: one for 40m, and the other for 30m. I hope eventually to liberate my FT-817 from its current beacon duties on my grabber site and replace it with this simple little […]

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Your Daily QRSS report

February 26, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, overnight, I didn’t get a whole lots of activity. I saw a single brief opening arout 2:15AM local time (10:00 UTC) where I got some very marginal reception from VK2ZAY and VK6DI but that lasted only for about 8 or 10 minutes, then both faded into the background. It’s now around 15:30, and I’m […]

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Visible this morning on W8LIW (dimly)

February 25, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

This morning, I saw this on the W8LIW grabber… You can see the usual suspects toward the bottom: the flying W of W1BW, the FSK CW of WA5DJJ, and at the bottom, Vern’s (VE1)VDM. Above and to the right you can see my dim DFCW signal, and higher above the matching WSPR. W8LIW isn’t reporting […]

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New mode received by AA5CK

February 24, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I had been experimenting with using S/MT Hellschreiber as a beacon format. It worked, and I got a few reception reports, but it’s copyability seemed pretty weak. I saw glimpses of it occasionally in the W8LIW and even VK6DI grabber, but it really wasn’t strong enough to call it decodeable. So last night, spurred on […]

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Overnight MEPT grabs…

February 18, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I saw a bunch of spots of my WSPR beacon around 2:00AM local time, but I didn’t see a hint of his beacon anywhere. I did see VK2ZAY again: Early this morning, around 6:30AM, I was getting newcomer WA5DJJ, W8LIW, and NM5DV nicely… Scanning back, I found I had received WA5DJJ back yesterday, around 4:30…

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Testing New S/MT Hellschrieber Beacon ID…

February 15, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I am currently running my 2w beacon with the following sequential multi-tone Hellschrieber ID on 30m: As Colin, G6AVK pointed out, this is likely to be a lot less effective than my previous MV identifier, but if it does work, people might have a better chance of knowing who the beacon actually is. I’ll let […]

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11 Hours of 30m Beacon Band…

February 15, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, last night, I tweaked my recording program to produce recordings in 15 minute chunks and started it running. This morning, I had a bunch of recordings, a short run of which produced the following spectrograms (never tried this WordPress functionality before hope it works out!): Addedum: Sigh. WordPress insisted on converting my nifty names […]

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VK6DI spots my MEPT beacon…

February 8, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

I just got mail from David, VK6DI. He’s reported spots of my WSPR beacon a few times in the last few days, and I’ve been trying to see if his grabber shows my MEPT beacon (the MV”). He sent me an email today, with the following screen grab: Yep, that’s my beacon. Running an output […]

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AA5CK via QRSS

February 1, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Yesterday, I recorded a couple of hours of signals off of 30m, and ran them through my homegrown spectrogram code for fun. I found the following FSK CW signal (click on it to get it larger): (The blank regions are the two minute intervals where I am sending a WSPR beacon message.) With a bit […]

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Aircraft reflection? Or something else?

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

This duplicates a posting I made on the wsprnet.org website. Aircraft reflection? Or something else? | WSPRnet On Saturday, Jan 10th, I had my transmit-only beacon that I wrote sending both a visual MEPT indicator (the MV that you can see in the attached image) and the WSPR beacon, and tried out a simple program […]

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MEPT beacon visible in Ohio

January 6, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

W8LIW’s grabber on 30m is currently showing my “MV” beacon transmissions as well as the DFCW of VE1VDM (I presume) and the flying W of W1BW, as well as the faint sawtooth of WB3ANQ. I can’t spot myself on W1BW’s grabber at the moment: my ability to get into Concord, MA seems limited over the […]

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K6HX beaconing on 30m with WSPR/MEPT

January 1, 2009 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Okay, I hadn’t been doing any WSPR beacon operations since before Thanksgiving (which was also before my new callsign) and I was kind of bored today, so I dug out my power supply, tuner and interface and set my computer beaconing again on 30m. It’s a combination beacon: using WSPR above 10.140100, and a visual […]

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