WSPR Ops in Texas

Discussion in 'Working Different Modes' started by KD6RF, Mar 27, 2015.

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  1. N5SJS

    N5SJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I got home tonight,I reinstalled WSPR 2.11 and Dimension 4,in the Dell laptop
    that I was first using. Seems to be working better. Just copied KD6RF.
    73,David
     
  2. KD6RF

    KD6RF Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Nice work David - that's a pretty good distance for my crummy current antenna setup at 12 ft height --

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    [TD="align: right"]2015-04-28 02:44[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"] N5SJS[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] 144.490422[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] -28[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] 1[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"] EM01sk[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] 20[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"] KD6RF[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"] EM22[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] 342[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] 69[/TD]
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    [TD="align: right"] 2015-04-28 02:34[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"] KD6RF[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] 144.490597[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] -14[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] -2[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"] EM22lr[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] 5[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"] N5SJS[/TD]
    [TD="align: left"] EM01sk[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] 352[/TD]
    [TD="align: right"] 247 [/TD]
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    Note that I was actually runnig about 25 Watts. And the storm was really lighting up the noise floor here at about that time, as you can see from the low SNR on your signal.

    (BTW - I'm parked on 20 Hz above band center ...)
     
  3. AA5CT

    AA5CT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Some good spots tonight, Saturday, starting just before 7PM local:

    2015-05-02 23:56 WB5WPA 144.490565 -18 1 EM13qc 20 N5SJS EM01sk 253 223
    2015-05-03 00:02 WB5WPA 144.490569 -21 0 EM13qc 20 N5SJS EM01sk 253 223
    2015-05-03 00:06 WB5WPA 144.490570 -23 0 EM13qc 20 N5SJS EM01sk 253 223

    A note, I should be showing up +-20 Hz of the exact center of the 2m WSPR band.

    Also, at 00:20z saw SJS at 430 (about 30 Hz) above the low end of the band, but no decode,
    per attached screen capture.

    Jim WB5WPA

    PS And another couple spots reported:

    2015-05-03 00:16 WB5WPA 144.490570 -22 0 EM13qc 20 N5SJS EM01sk 253 223
    2015-05-03 00:24 WB5WPA 144.490570 -18 0 EM13qc 20 N5SJS EM01sk 253 223
     

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    Last edited: May 3, 2015
  4. AA5CT

    AA5CT Ham Member QRZ Page

    N5SJS received:

    0036 -26 -0.2 144.490434 1 N5SJS EM01 43

    Screen cap below too.
     

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  5. N5SJS

    N5SJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Jim,
    I just switched computers a few minutes ago. The laptop that I was using (Windows 7),seems to
    randomly change the settings on WSPR and Dimension 4.
    Btw, I have a 280' wind turbine about 1,000 feet from my QTH,and about 40 degrees. I'm currently
    using a 12 L yagi,aimed at about 25 degrees,and the other yagi is aimed about 50 degrees. I didn't
    have time this weekend to change out a rotor on the yagi. I may be able to get some square loops up
    tomorrow afternoon.
    73,David
     
  6. AA5CT

    AA5CT Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is some a-ducting takinig place this morning!


    2015-05-03 11:44 KD6RF 144.490524 -7 0 EM22lr 5 WB5WPA EM13qc 154 286

    2015-05-03 11:56 WB5WPA 144.490499 -3 1 EM13qc 20 KD6RF EM22 164 115
    2015-05-03 11:50 WB5WPA 144.490500 -1 1 EM13qc 20 KD6RF EM22 164 115

    2015-05-03 12:10 WB5WPA 144.490500 -2 2 EM13qc 20 KD6RF EM22 164 11
    2015-05-03 12:10 N5SJS 144.490481 -13 -1 EM01sk 20 KD6RF EM22 342 69

    And David, FB on your antenna preset and proposed setup(s) and all.


    Jim WB5WPA
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2015
  7. KD6RF

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    The Texas Triangle....


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    Last edited: May 3, 2015
  8. AA5CT

    AA5CT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Seeing N5SJS, but not always decoding!

    Update: decodes of N5SJS now!

    A great morning of tropo ducting!!
     

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    Last edited: May 3, 2015
  9. KD6RF

    KD6RF Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Ginormous signals here into Gilmer Texas, the undisputed tech hub of the world :)....

    htgyo1.jpg
     
  10. AA5CT

    AA5CT Ham Member QRZ Page

    As lower atmosphere has gotten well-mixed, tropo has really dropped off.
    Still seeing weak sigs, but no decodes.
     

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