VK1AD – WSPRLite 200 mW to Sweden on 30m

Another record for WSPRLite 200 mW transmitter this time on 30m (10 MHz) Today at 06:54 UTC, SM0EPX near Stockholm Sweden detected my 200 mW WSPR signal on 30m.  That’s 24,391 km long path or 15,640 km short path which may equate to 78,150 km or 124,655 km per watt.  My antenna is a 40m…

VK1AD – 24 hour WSPRLite at 200 mW

Results of my WSPRLite operation over the last 24 hours. Having operated the WSPRLite beacon into a 20m OCF for 7 days it’s time for me to turn my receiver on and spend this weekend listening for WSPR signals on 20m (14 MHz), I’m keen to receive a WSPR signal from K5ACL Austin Texas.  I…

VK1AD WSPRLite 200 mW to Europe

more on WSPRLite 200 milliwatts.. Overnight the tiny 200 mW 20m (14 MHz) WSPR signal was detected in Europe by IK1RGM, GX3WSC and DK6UG. My antenna is a 40m OCF wire dipole at 8 metres. Timestamp Call MHz SNR Drift Grid Pwr Reporter RGrid km  2017-02-21 16:30  VK1AD  14.097148  -26  0  QF44mp  0.2  IK1RGM  JN35uc…

SOTA – VK1AD 2017 QRP Update #3 – Tuggeranong Hill

Wednesday 11 January 2017 – 8:00 am (21:00 UTC) joining the VK VHF DX Net from Tuggeranong Hill 855 metres ASL for VHF Aircraft Enhancement propagation (AE). Purpose of today’s SOTA activation is to: experiment with low power 500 mW (QRP); qualify Tuggeranong Hill with the FT-817ND power output set to 500 mW for QSOs…

SOTA 6m QRP – VK2 to ZL1 2340 km at 5 watts

Thursday 12 January 2017, Andrew VK1MBE and Andrew VK1AD activating SOTA peak Mt Budawang VK2/ST-015, grid QF44XM.  Surprising success at working ZL1 on 6m 50.120 MHz at 5 watts QRP SSB, that’s right not CW or digital modes, yep voice mode SSB from SOTA summit Mt Budawang VK2/ST-015 for two ZL1 QSOs over 2340 km…