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Re: 5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 11 months 2 weeks ago #1845

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Thanks Paul, very simple process!!

I have cross posted your posting to the SARL forum.
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Re: 5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 11 months 3 weeks ago #1844

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No need for any interface between your radio and PC/Laptop running WSPR. In the video (link below) , you can hear the WSPR signal but I have experienced decodes where I could only hear static but the laptop was able to decode with no interface by just using the build-in mic.

No built-in mic, no problem you can use any type of microphone and place it close to your radio speaker.
No sound card, external USB sound cards are available at about R60- R100.

It is quite amazing how much noise the WSPR software can handle!!

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Re: 5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 11 months 3 weeks ago #1841

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Thank you Stephen, that is fantastic. Your decodes give us good test data. You might want to run version 2.21 of WSPR as it has better stability.

Here is the download link for v2.21
wsprnet.org/drupal/node/2341

The April research will be published tomorrow.
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Re: 5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 11 months 4 weeks ago #1840

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Here is a challange to all KARTS Members

Using Stewart ZS6SGM's excellent tutorial, I quickly setup WSPR to receive the KARTS Beacon :)

If I can do it, you can too :) So I challange members to download and setup the WSPR Software for recieving,
Lets support the club in the upcoming 60 Mhz contest, don't leave it too late, now is the time to setup and test.

This picture shows my software receiving the signal in yellow on the left, and decoding the signal in blue on the right
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Got some decodes, even thou I'm just down the road

spots.jpg



Get your callsign to appear on the World wide web :cheer:

I challenge you to decode the KARTS Beacon and your software should automatically upload the "Spot" your decode of our beacon to the WSPR Website as below.

web.jpg

Then post a screen shot as above from the WSPR.net activity page. :)

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Re: 5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 11 months 4 weeks ago #1839

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Well done Team KARTS :)
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Re: 5MHz BEACON and PROPAGATION STUDY 11 months 4 weeks ago #1838

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Latest issue of the International 5MHz Newsletter Spring Edition 2014.

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