Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Antenna Testing Using WSPR. Post 1945.


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How would you like to see how well your antenna performs for DX contacts?

You can get a good analysis of antenna effectiveness by using WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter) software from Joe Taylor (K1JT).

In this video, Randy Hall (K7AGE) shows how he used WSPR to gauge performance of his "Super Antenna MP-1" using a Yaesu FT-817 and the MFJ-1976.

According to Randy, WSPR "sends your call sign, power level and grid square during a nearly 2 minute transmission--Receiving stations can decode your transmission and post results to an online data base."  WSPR can be a valuable operating aid for DX chasers and Contest followers.

Randy does an excellent job of demonstrating how WSPR works and how the software can help you improve antenna performance.

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Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

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