40m WSPR on my new loop aerial

Last night I thought I’d see how well my 40m horizontal delta loop was performing by running some WSPR overnight with just five watts – I can’t go any lower with my radio, the lowest setting is five watts.

After one transmit period this is where I’d been seen.

G6NHU spotted on 40m WSPR

G6NHU spotted on 40m WSPR

Spot Database | WSPRnet

Spot Database | WSPRnet

That’s pretty good.  I left the WSPR running overnight and when I was at work today and here’s the final grab from early evening today.

40m WSPR map from G6NHU for 16/17th June 2011

40m WSPR map from G6NHU for 16/17th June 2011

I think that proves the effectiveness of my new aerial and shows that it’s working very well.  I’m certainly pleased with that result and it’s nice to have been spotted by Joe Taylor, K1JT who is the person behind a lot of these weak signal modes.

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