Sunday, 13 February 2011

Shining Tor

Shining Tor SOTA G/SP-004
Friday 11th February
FT-817 into dual band mobile antenna. Also made 3 QSOs on my Wouxun 70MHz handheld.
Did this summit while on the way to Derby (carried on through Buxton and along the A6 into Derby)
It had started to get dark while at the summit (after 5pm) and was raining.

Thursday, 10 February 2011


Some SSTV images received today on 14.230

Sunday, 6 February 2011

WSPR Stats

Site with WSPR stats for the last month, sorted by grid square, top spotter etc.
Overall in the world I was 187th out of 1856 WSPR spotters, with 341 stations received.
I was top spotter in IO84 grid square in January, out of 6 people. I'm also the top spotter with an M1 callsign (there are 9 of us).
I've been sending spots to PSK Reporter a bit too, mostly on 80 and 40m PSK31, using Digital Master 780.
It's interesting to look at PSK Reporter to see who is active locally, on HF, especially with the data modes it's not easy to tell what is a local signal and what is just a strong distant one. Also, someone in the next town might be impossible to receive directly but are still getting thousands of miles. In the last 24 hours, there were reception reports for 7 stations transmitting HF PSK from the IO84 square (mostly Cumbria and Lancaster). These were: