20 Jun 2016

6m JT65 versus 6m WSPR

Although WSPR is better able to dig signals out of the noise I find JT65 far more effective on 6m than WSPR. I think there are 2 factors:
  1. Activity levels on 6m JT65 far exceed those on 6m WSPR so openings get noticed.
  2. The 1 minute transmit cycle probably means that short burst openings get detected. WSPR needs nearly 2 minutes.
In all, I like 6m JT65. Also, JT65 is in the main a 2-way mode although I tend to use it as a 1-way beaconing mode because of my poor health, looking on PSKreporter to see where I was copied and where I am spotting.

To yesterday mid-afternoon I had received 108 reports in 18 countries in the last 24 hours on 6m JT65 with 1W ERP.

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