Almost a year and a half ago I ordered, built and wrote about a new kit – a stand-alond WSPR transmitter from Jay Wilson W5OLF. You can read it here.
Jay has just announced three big changes to this kit: Continue reading 'Changes & additions to W5OLF’s QRP WSPR kit'»
A few months ago I wrote about a new transmitter kit for WSPR. A receiver kit for this mode is now available from a different source (also available fully built).
Of more significance than the fact that we hams have a new kit available is the idea that WSPR is a great science project for non-hams…and therefore a great way to introduce ham radio to those outside the hobby. Continue reading 'A stand-alone receiver kit for WSPR'»
Those seeking further info on W5OLF’s WSPR beacon kit can find it here in the QRP Page section.
Start of build to 1st spot – 50 minutes.
As luck would have it, the second station to spot me was Jay W5OLF himself from 800 miles away – the maker of the kit!
The build was simple, logically-ordered and straightforward. Continue reading 'WSPR success with new kit'»
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Two days ago, I ordered one of Jay W5OLF’s new kits for WSPR, having found it by accident while looking for something else. It arrived yesterday.
I haven’t built it yet but plan to tomorrow. With only 26 parts it shouldn’t take long to build, test and put on the air.
Here are some particulars: Continue reading 'New QRP kit for WSPR'»
I first set up for WSPR a little over two months ago. At that time, I was using my main rig (FT840), the computer’s sound card with all the requisite cables for audio & keying, a RigBlaster and the latest-at-the-time WSPR software.
It was fun and surprising to see what could be accomplished with a watt, even on the low bands. But I had a ton of wires and a rig tied up to the mode. And I couldn’t use the computer’s sound card for other purposes without disconnecting wires and plugging in the speakers. Continue reading 'WSPR simplification & performance improvements'»