Our very own Colin K0LIN set up the WSPR transmitter at the club last night. It is putting out 50 mW of power into the HyTower vertical antenna. As you can see by the map below even with 50 mW of power station from around the world can here our magical hill top. For more details check out WSPRnet.org click on the map link at the top right hand side. If you scroll down you can enter a search just for W3KWH on the 20 meter band and see the latest receptions. Click on the map for a full size version
In honor of Bobby’s visit to his hometown I have recovered his 6 meters recordings from the old site.
SCARC member N3LL, Bob Carnahan, put together a small collection of recordings made of 6-meter skip activities in which DX stations running as little as 30-watts can be heard. Most of the recordings are contacts between the club’s station, W3KWH, and others; however, Bob includes one DX contact made from his home running only 100-watts and using a par omni loop antenna design.
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5T5SN in Mauritania, Italy – received by N3LL in Pittsburgh, PA
N3LL was using a simple par omni loop antenna.
FG1GW – Guadeloupe, France – with W3KWH
FM5AA – Martinique, France – with W3KWH / Bob (N3LL)
K6MYC near Fresno, California, in QSO with NU3A in Newark, Delaware
VE9PLB – Miramich, New Brunswick, Canada – with N3LL – Pittsburgh, PA
VP2V – British Virgin Islands – with N3LL – Pittsburgh, PA
W3HH – Short code segment from W3HH in Ocala, Florida
WA3TTS 6-Meter beacon [SCARC, Pittsburgh] running at 40-milliwatts as copied by K0KP in Duluth, Minnesota
N3LL, while operating from the gulf coast of Florida [25-miles south of Sarasota; grid: EL86], made this recording as he tuned through a rare 6-meter band opening on January 25, 2009.