The DARC report the hardware for the planned WSPR amateur radio beacons are now on their way to the Neumayer III base in Antarct
This is a joint project of the Technical University of Munich, University of Bremen and the DARC e.V.
The installation consists of a beacon transmitter for the 160m to 6m bands with a power output of 5 watts and a WSPR multi-band receiver based on a Red Pitaya, which simultaneously monitors all bands from 160m to 15m and can deliver up to 700 WSPR receive reports to the web every hour.
The commissioning of the system at the German research station “Neumayer III” is planned for January 2018.
SOTABEAMS has released details of latest addition to their antenna testing system, the WSPRlite Flexi, today.
Building on the success of the WSPRlite Classic, the Flexi increases coverage from 6 metres through to 630 metres.
The Flexi also incorporates a number of new facilities including a unique interference avoidance algorithm to help it avoid interference from other WSPR users. When combined with the DXplorer.net website, WSPRlite provides a unique way to look at antenna performance and to see how propagation varies in real-time.
(As seen on Southgate ARC)
Testing HF antennas is a tricky thing to do. Simple on-air test are seldom conclusive and are more often than not, they are just plain confusing. SOTABEAMS has come up with a completely new way to test antennas, locations and to monitor propagation using the WSPR system. Continue reading