11 reports from Canada WSPR 630m, VE9GJ

First MF TA of 2018

On the night of February 14th my first TA of 2018 on 630 meter band.

In the same night my first two USA stations have been received at Ripoli remote station with call IK0VVE/0

MF tests with the sunlight

This morning, until about 1 o’clock pm local time, I tried to increase the transmission power from 50W to about 180W to see if the homemade radial matcher commutator can resist or smoke… Well, it endured! During the tests i’ve been looking on page and with a nice surprice I’ve seen that my signal […]

MF TX season started!

Last night I’ve been transmitting for the first time after the summer period. A new look to the the TX antenna was made to simplify the shape and get more gain. Now the hat is about 16 meters long and the vertical side is about 9 meters high.

The 6 wires of vertical slope are […]

My 630m WSPR New One: OY6FRA

Last night I’ve had a session of WSPR and Opera on 630m, added a new one for me in WSPR: Faroe island with OY6FRA, 2627 Km.

Despite map’s appearances the best DX was with EB8ARZ with 3008Km.

A total of 83 stations copied my signals.

U3S stuck :(

Just now my U3S transmitter is blocked in TX condition as is possible to see in the next picture:

DK7FC grabber

The continuous line over 475.740 is my signal more than one hour long. The problem is that it was an unmanned operation and I’m not at home now. Strange […]

A small summary of the last months

Here follows a PDF doc where is possible to see all my unique stations transmission report on WSPR MF band, they are in descending order of distance. I still didn’t compiled a ranking by country but it’s easy to see how many DL and G are in the log.

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My first TA MF!

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km mi 2016-09-27 02:40 IK0VVE 0.475692 -29 0 JN61km 0.05 WD2XSH/17 FN42pb 6626 4117 […]

Grabbed Iceland on 630m

Finally my signal came out from continental Europe reaching Iceland.

44 stations copied my signal and 3 times TF3HZ received my weak signal:

Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km az 2016-09-19 22:16 IK0VVE 0.475774 -28 0 JN61km 0.05 TF3HZ HP94ad 3355 330 2016-09-19 22:08 IK0VVE 0.475775 […]

136 kHz… finally!

Last night was my second “serious” TX test on 136 kHz, transmitted Opera32 mode after an upgrade to the matcher.

To tune the antenna on 136 kHz I’ve build a couple of inductors over two hand cleaner soap bins. The first one was wound with enameled copper wire of about 1 […]