Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR). Post #1667.
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Here's another exceptional video tutorial from Randy Hall (K7AGE). In this video, Randy show us how to use the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter (WSPR) to check the performance of your antenna. The original WSPR program was developed by Joe Taylor (K1JT) and is now enjoying worldwide popularity.
According to Randy, the WSPR program gives you real time data about your antenna. WSPR sends your call sign, power level, and grid square during a short transmission period (usually less than 2 minutes). Receiving stations decode your transmission and post the results online. You can use a website to view a map of the stations you've heard and the ones that have heard you. An easy-to-use tool for measuring the effectiveness of your antenna.
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