Friday, May 11, 2018

17m WSPR last week

Have been WSPRing on 17m for a couple of days last week. Using my inverted-V. Not really the band of choice for most stations. It is a WARC band, few have a good antenna for it. And there are not really that many stations monitoring there. Over the days propagation on 17 started late and ended early. However DP0GVN from the southpole was spotted a few times, not all days. EA8BFK is the real king of 17m WSPR, there seems to be 24/7 propagation on the Canary Islands, I even spotted him in the middle of the night at 01:30 UTC last night. So far propagation only favours north south, no spots from USA, Japan or Australia.

Find the 38 stations I received yesterday in order of distance here:

Overall I had a low "score" at the PE1ITR WSPR receive challenge page. But yesterday was my best day till now.

This morning I decided to switch to my multiband vertical. It receives a lot more noise. However I want to see if my TX signal will be received by more stations??


  1. Good work! It's infuriating that so few people are active on WARC WSPR. I must give it a go with the Raspberry Pi one of these days!

  2. Hallo Bas, interessant die 17mb. Eigenlijk krijgt die band ook te weinig aandacht. Dat geldt ook voor de 12mb,
    maar ik zag dat je WSPR ook op 12m had staan. Ik ben benieuwd naar de resultaten. 73 Hans, PE1BVQ


Thanks for your comment. Bedankt voor je reactie. 73, Bas