Friday, February 11, 2011

WSPR 500kHz (too) many frequencies to watch

I might need some other receiving techniques.
Last night  WD2XSH/6  EM31js  was received strong  by G8HUH  IO81MG
I was hopping all night 510.000 kHz   for WE2XGR/6   
 and  499.600 kHz  for WD2XSH/17  (USB dial setting)  (
+160 and 80)

But  WD2XSH/6  was on  495.983 kHz  that means I had to set my dial 1500 lower  to 494.500 kHz  to receive him
And possible  WD2XSH/17  did move here too??
I would like to receive  them all ...
Now i have WSPR set 600= 499.600    other = 510.000

To have more hopping frequencies  some not used bands like   7 or 14 MHz  could be set to other 500Khz bands..

This is my short list of  current WSPR 500kHz bands:

Dial:      502.400      used in EU  
Dial:      499.600      WD2XSH/17   i used to receive him here
Dial:      510.000      WE2XGR/6     and other WE2XGR/?
Dial:      494.500      WD2XSH/6     and  /17 new freq?
Dial:      503.630      DI2AF
and possible more "private" frequencies in use
 pity that i did not know this  the propagation on 600m was good

Received WE2GXR/6   at 08:20   very late  in broad daylight  almost half past 9 local time!
Never had a decode that late.

A pity that one of the major advantages of WSPR using one standard freq 200Hz band is lost at 500kHz.

80M WSPR in the DX "toplist"

VK7DIK  Tasmania   reported my 500mW on 80M tonight
earlier this morning i heard  ZL3AB  2W  over long path 80m!
the ultimate DX for PA-land

2011-02-10 07:20 ZL3AB 3.594116 -27 0 RE66im 2 PA0O JO33hg 18523 322

2011-02-10 20:50 PA0O 3.594146 -24 0 JO33hg 0.5 VK7DIK QE28sf 16731 84

not bad at all
Bob  WE2XGR/6  is still decoded during the night when he is on at 0.511501 MHz  
160m bit boring for WSPR  N3CO was the best DX  while last week VK6ZD was reported on 160
But in CW "strong" 559 signals from DU1IST heard fb copy but deaf as a doornail...
About same strength DU1/JJ5GMJ was easy LOTW user also
S9DX 80 160 strong  and  easy to work
could not get in the log of 5H3EE (160 CW)  strong but to high QRN  and very  bad discipline of  EU forced him to QRT

Aurora effect again