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WSPR - An Introduction for Beginners

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK7HH, Jan 7, 2022.

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  1. VK7HH

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    WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter) is a mode in the WSJT-X software developed by Dr Joe Taylor K1JT. In this video I show what WSPR is, how to get started and setting up as an introduction for new beginners

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  2. N5WX

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    I appreciate your WSPR video. I've been using FT8 and FT4 but had not tried WSPR. Thanks and Happy New Year! N5WX
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  3. N5AQM

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    When not using my OCFD for HF comms, I am running WSPR the rest of the time. Run very low power, less than a watt if possible and you will be amazed who spots you, around the globe. It's alot of fun.

    Currently running a QRP labs QDX multi band HF digital transceiver with a Raspberry Pi 4b running WSJTX with about 1 watt out on 20, 30, 40, 80m band hopping. However, You can use any modern HF transceiver to run WSPR

    Video is good and gives you all you need to know to get started.

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  4. AA5BK

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    Saved, and thanks!
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  5. 2E0TWD

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    Many thanks Hayden, moving house soon so was going to be looking at WSPR.
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  6. SA1CKE

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    I sometimes enable WSPR when I leave the radio unattended since that's a mode that you don't really sit down and watch but is more a propagation service mode.
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  7. K0BZ

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    Thanks for putting this video together Hayden. I'm a big fan of 6M FT8 and playing around with WSPR should be a lot of fun.
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  8. VK7HH

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    Thanks all for the comments! Hope it helps you to work the DX!
  9. DO1FER

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    Nice video and introduction in WSPR. The software itself isnt hardware hungry. So its possible to use an old packet-radio modem with 1200 Baud. The software got in the configuration the option of "Hardware PTT" and the old standards. So its possible to connect the RS232 of a modem with USB, when an adapter is used, and the software will work fine with the old hardware. So there is no need for the latest transceiver and a CAT control. I use this with Debian Linux, if it works with a Windows I dont know. But I think not, in cause of the expensive driver licenses for a Windows system. So the old standards are banned there.
  10. K2WH

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    I have never used whisper on any bands other than 630m and 2200m, just listening and reporting and have decoded a lot of signals on 630m and only 1 on 2200m

    My antenna is a simple 80m dipole and tuner bypassed.

    But, I never saw the utility or reason to using it on bands where the propagation is well known at any one time.

    For the whisper users on the usual HF band, I guess its just a curiosity but what I would like to know, how the author got a whisper signal on his smartphone.
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