New WSPR Mode on Ham Radio

I have been trying the new WSPR mode to check out my propogation on various bands and have been having lots of fun with it. It really amazes me that weak signals can travel so far. I am now running 5 watts but I hope to cut that down much lower when I can get me an accurate RF attenuator. I would like to try one watt or even 500mw and see just where in the world it can get to. My plans are to build a small low power rig and power it with a solar panel and battery. It is an amazing world that we live in compared to back when I first got my ticket almost 52 years ago. There is something new coming outr all the time, especially with the digital modes. Here are included two screen shots of people who have heard me or been heard by me. Wish I could work dx like that on the usual ham radio modes. I have, for a long time wanted to set up some kind of beacon rig and leave it on and see what it would do. This system seems like it was just made for me and one of my main interests in amateur radio is propogation. If you want to learn more about WSPR the URL is http://www.wsprnet.org. It is a very easy mode to get involved in but don’t look to carry on any verbose conversations because all you can send is your call, date and time, grid square and your power. But in these days of the internet you can send each other an e-mail .

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About tladotse

I am a retired Electronics Engineer who specialized in circuit design, antenna design, reliability and maintainability. I am an amateur radio operator and also have hobbies of fishing and photography. Getting kinda old but still get around pretty well.
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