Friday, January 4, 2013

EU 477kHz WSPR on a non optimum antenna

I had a brief  listen on new years day on the new 477kHz band and heard M0BMU, G0MRF, on cw  but last night I decided to see what else i could find

I hooked up my Anan10 to Powersdr, set the dial to 474.2kHz USB and launched the WSPR programme and let it run. The antenna was my indoor DX-EE 40/20/50/10m dipole

The first couple of decodes took me by surprise:-

2013-01-03 22:14  DF2JP  0.475628  -27  0  JO31jg  0.5  G4FRE  IO82uc  633  282
2013-01-03 22:14  PA3FNY  0.475636  -27  0  JO22nc  0.2  G4FRE  IO82uc  506  273

Leaving it running for another hour the following new stations were identified:-

2013-01-03 23:24  G4HJW  0.475700  -22  0  JO02de  0.5  G4FRE  IO82uc  177  268
2013-01-03 23:12  G8IMR  0.475735  -16  0  IO90iv  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  151  333
2013-01-03 22:32  PA0A  0.475725  -20  0  JO33de  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  591  262
2013-01-03 22:22  G3ZJO  0.475714  -29  1  IO92ng  0.005  G4FRE  IO82uc  98  260

PA0A was still there this morning:-

 2013-01-04 11:50  PA0A  0.475700  -24  0  JO33de  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  591  262 
 2013-01-04 11:32  PA0A  0.475700  -26  0  JO33de  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  591  262 
 2013-01-04 10:54  PA0A  0.475700  -25  0  JO33de  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  591  262 
 2013-01-04 10:36  PA0A  0.475700  -19  0  JO33de  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  591  262 
 2013-01-04 10:28  PA0A  0.475700  -24  0  JO33de  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  591  262 
 2013-01-04 10:20  PA0A  0.475700  -26  0  JO33de  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  591  262 
 2013-01-04 09:36  PA0A  0.475700  -24  0  JO33de  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  591  262 
 2013-01-04 09:28  PA0A  0.475700  -25  0  JO33de  2  G4FRE  IO82uc  591  262

Time to think about a real antenna for reception.


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