5 Feb 2017

6m MSK144 RX and 10m WSPR

This morning I am on 6m MSK144  (RX only) and 10m WSPR (500mW 100% TX, randomised frequency).

Overnight I was on 630m (5mW ERP) using the earth-electrode "antenna".  I am informed by LA3EQ that LA2XPA (1310km) has a beverage antenna on 630m RX and that he lives on an island. His MF noise floor is low. This probably helps explain why he can copy my weak MF signal.

UPDATE 1200z: G4YHF (77km) spotted on 6m MSK144. Nothing yet on 10m WSPR.

UPDATE 1915z: Apart from EI4DQ (576km) and a couple of Gs, no DX as yet on 6m. I am about to go QRT on 10m, but will remain on 6m MSK144 RX overnight. I may go briefly on 6m TX as well as RX for a period.

UPDATE 1923z: I have now gone QRT on 10m WSPR but I am for a while only transceive on 6m MSK144 (15 secs TX period). M1BXF/SDR (14km) copied me about 10 minutes ago on 6m MSK144.


Jan, OZ9QV said...

This morning VK2KRR came through on WSPR here, just 2 spots, and nothing else , but locals. I expect a bit more around the Equinox.
Excellent that you got spotted by the LA at 1310km maybe I should try an "earth loop", I can make it about 25 - 30m between the ground rods. It would probably have best signals in your direction. The other option is having part of the "loop" up to 6m above ground.

Vy 73 de Jan OZ9QV

Roger G3XBM said...

My own tests raising the wire made little difference as most of "the loop" is in the ground. Even more so at 136kHz.