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4m is alive too!

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First GM to 4X  one way     for  me the 2nd  time decoded by 4X1RF
To be correct I was running 40W on 4M
WSPR does not feature to set the power per band.
What a good VHF propagation tool is this WSPR !
Needed a good setup, stable and accurate frequency  drifting < 5Hz /2minutes  and make sure to stay in the 200Hz window.
 But that should not be a problem with a modern tranceiver.
And most hams already have a PC connected to use oher digimodes RTTY BPSK FSK441 JT65
etc  so why not running  WSPR ?
Why re-inventing the wheel by building a classical antique beacon  ??
WSPR is the ultimate propagation reporter  tool also for VHF that has been proven in VK and EU

WG2XPN back on the air Published on 7 February 2015 by Brian WA1ZMS The Experimental License for WG2XPN with one-way only beacon operations on 70.005 MHz with 3 kW ERPd from here in the US (QTH: FM07FM) has been renewed until May 1st of 2017. As such, it gives the only 4 m North American beacon an chance to be heard via TA in th…

6m is alive again in NW-EU

From last Friday until Thursday 6m was dead as a dead Dodo.
The  radio dx excitement had to come from WSPR low bands last week.
Knowing that sometimes VP8ALJ could come on 160 or 80m
And VK5MR report 80m
has been reported in north Finland

And trying to repeat a 70MHz decode by 4X1RF.
Yesterday evening it was such evening when the 6m decodes became stronger
but then WSPR was crashed by Google Chrome
somtimes Chrome freezes the PC  also other browser can do that.
Then WSPR would not run at 4m at the promising moment..

had to kill numerous chrome.exe *32 processes in the taskmanager to get the PC running again.
 Not for the first time.


again 6m open to 4X1RF
 2015-07-17 06:42  G0OQK  50.294508  -20  0  IO91pp  1  4X1RF  KM72ls  3555  112  2015-07-17 06:28  PA4MSA  50.294460  -5  -1  JO22ge  5  4X1RF  KM72ls  3257  120  2015-07-17 07:38  PA4MSA  50.294459  -25  0  JO22ge  5  4X1RF  KM72ls  3257  120  2015-07-17 06:48  PA4MSA  50.294460  -19  0  JO22ge  5  4X1RF  KM72ls  3257  120  2015-…

6m DX returned

after 1 week  of totally no ES  some  6M DX WSPR  today

 2015-07-16 18:52  PA0O  50.294471  -15  0  JO33hg  5  4X1RF  KM72ls  3201  124  2015-07-16 19:04  PA0O  50.294470  -22  0  JO33hg  5  4X1RF  KM72ls  3201  124  2015-07-16 19:16  PA0O  50.294470  -13  0  JO33hg  5  4X1RF  KM72ls  3201  124  2015-07-16 19:20  PA0O  50.294471  -12  -1  JO33hg  5  4X1RF  KM72ls  3201  124  2015-07-16 20:54  PA0O  50.294471  -9  0  JO33hg  5  4X1RF  KM72ls  3201  124  2015-07-16 18:32  OZ7IT  50.294496  -21  0  JO65df  5  4X1RF  KM72ls  3056  135  2015-07-16 20:50  F1VMV  50.294483  -21  0  JN24kh  0.5  4X1RF  KM72ls  2892  106  2015-07-16 12:02  CN8LI  50.294457  -6  0  IM63nx  5  OZ7IT  JO65df  2788  26  2015-07-16 19:30  DK8NE  50.294503  -24  0  JN59fw  10  4X1RF  KM72ls  2774  124  2015-07-16 19:42  DK8NE  50.294502  -24  0  JN59fw  10  4X1RF  KM72ls  2774  124  2015-07-16 19:56  DK8NE  50.294502  -24  0  JN59fw  10  4X1RF  KM72ls  2774  124  2015-07-16 20:56  DK8NE  50.294502  -22  0  JN59fw  1…