Friday, June 10, 2011

WSPR vs JT65A

I made a QSO with IK2DJV with 0,5 watt JT65A on 20 meter. I will try more QRP with JT65A. In fact the software is meant for weak signals. Thanks to Joe Taylor K1JT. WSPR is really fun to do, only we can't make QSO's with it. So if you want to make QSO's then JT65A is a good choice. This morning I was reported with JT65A (0,5 W) by UA3ARC 2146 km, with WSPR this morning my best DX was LA9JO 1967 km. But this is too premature for conclusions. I think both modes are quite similar, but with JT65A you can make really QSO's. I also worked HB9MGS with JT65A and 0,5 watt on 20 meter. Have a nice day! Wow, I am reported in Greenland, OX3XR 3393 km with 0,5 watt on 20 meter.

2011-06-10 08:40 PC4T 14.097143 -26 0 JO22io 0.5 OX3XR GP44de 3393
2011-06-10 09:04 PC4T 14.097144 -26 0 JO22io 0.5 LA9JO JP99gb 1967
2011-06-10 09:30 PC4T 14.097123 -28 0 JO22io 0.5 OH2MZA KP01ro 1415
2011-06-10 09:30 PC4T 14.097134 -24 0 JO22io 0.5 OH1ZAA KP01ro 1415
2011-06-10 09:30 PC4T 14.097134 -18 0 JO22io 0.5 LA3LJA JP53ej 1244

On 10 meter are also Es conditions. So here are my 0,5 watt and 1 watt results with WSPR on 10:
TimestampCallMHzSNRDriftGridPwrReporterRGridkm
2011-06-10 09:50 PC4T 28.126082 -25 0 JO22io 1 UA3ARC KO85so 2146
2011-06-10 09:50 PC4T 28.126091 -28 1 JO22io 1 SWLKN56 KN56jk 1991
2011-06-10 11:08 PC4T 28.126089 -30 0 JO22io 0.5 UA1ASB KO59du 1760
2011-06-10 10:56 PC4T 28.126079 -21 0 JO22io 0.5 EA1FAQ IN71pn 1417
2011-06-10 10:56 PC4T 28.126095 -3 1 JO22io 0.5 OE3KFB JN78wl 911

2 comments:

  1. MW0BBU,Steve.6/10/2011

    Hi Paul,
    Nice set of contacts there, JT65-HF and WSPR always make me smile with their ability to cross so big a distance. Joe Taylor really did come up with something good.
    Best Regards,
    Steve.

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  2. I also like to use the Reverse Beacon Network as well just to see who and were is getting my CW signal.

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