A week of very low power 10m WSPR

Last Sunday I tweaked my Ultimate 2 transmitter to give me some power out on 10m and I managed to persuade it to run about 80-100mW.  I’m going to experiment with a higher voltage for perhaps a little more power but in the meantime I decided to run it for a week.

As I’m using the 2.02k version of the firmware, I was able to run both WSPR and QRSS at the same time and although I posted on the Knights mailing list, I didn’t get any QRSS reports.

WSPR was another matter though.  Over the course of the week my transmission was spotted 38 times by 8 different stations.  That’s not a lot but conditions have been particularly poor this week and I was running only incredibly low power.  I was using my Sirio Gain Master vertical.

Here’s the stations who received me and a map showing their locations.  There are some nice distances there considering how bad it’s been this week.

The eight stations who heard me during a week of very low power WSPR on 10m

The eight stations who heard me during a week of very low power WSPR on 10m

 

A week of 10m WSPR running less than 100mW output

A week of 10m WSPR running less than 100mW output

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