2 Meter WSPR activity now comes to Texas - We will be running our WSPR stations Sundays and Mondays, so join us if you can in the East Texas area on 2 Meter WSPR! Myself (KD6RF) in Gilmer Texas and Jim WB5WPA in the Allen (Dallas) Texas area, have been making the link on a regular basis - a 150 kM distance, all using low power and modest antennas. Last weekend, Christopher KF5KAX also joined us for some good "spots". A reasonably stable SSB capable rig, a decent antenna (horizontal polarization preferred, but not required), and a computer to run the WSPR software are all that is required to get on the air - 2 Meter frequency of 144.489 MHz dial. From www.WSPRnet.org, "The Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network is a group of amateur radio operators using K1JT's MEPT_JT digital mode to probe radio frequency propagation conditions using very low power (QRP/QRPp) transmissions. The software is open source, and the data collected are available to the public through this site." http://wsprnet.org/drupal/ More info on WSPR, including downloads, are here ---> http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wspr.html VHF and UHF WSPR has been happening daily for years in the California area (and elsewhere!) and you can read of their exploits, as well as other VHF and UHF WSPR activity here ----> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/2-meter-wspr Back in California, the 300+ kM link from KC6KGE to the Bay Area, and other central and northern California stations, is very high reliability, and is exclusively AirCraft Scatter. And here in Texas, we are already seeing what I believe to be direct diffraction/scatter as well as lotsa ACS in the path between Jim's QTH and mine. So it is perfectly possible, even likely, that nice reliable VHF ACS paths (as well as who-knows-what other interesting propagation phenomena) will be found in the ArkLaTex area. Fire up your 2 Meter rig, and join us!