18 Dec 2010

160m DX on WSPR

Last night I decided to take a look on 160m WSPR to see what could be heard/seen with my strapped feeder up to the 10m halo as an (untuned) vertical. 21 unique stations copied and best DX was K9PAW (running 2W) at 0222z who is 6370km away. I may now try some overnight TXing with this antenna properly tuned and matched to see how far away my own QRP WSPR signals can be heard.

2 comments:

Paul - PC4T said...

Hi Roger, nice work. At the moment I can't work on 160 meters. I regret that very much. Maybe next year I put up a antenna for 160 meters. I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 73 Paul

Roger G3XBM said...

For 160m, strap the feeders to whatever antenna you have Paul (maybe a 2m yagi?) and match with a simple ATU tuning against ground. You may be surprised.