ETH090 – WSPRnet with John Jacobs, W7DBO



Hello everybody and welcome back to the Everything Ham Radio Podcast! In this episode we are going to talk with John Jacobs, W7DBO, from the Hamradio 360: Field Radio Podcast about WSPRnet and More.

Tech Corner – WSPRnet

What Is WSPRNet?

WSPRnet stands for Weak Signal Progagtion Reporting. It is a system devolped by , who also developed all the JT modes. It allows you to transmit and receive automate signal heard reports from other stations around the world. You can see who is hear your signal and who you are hearing and where they are from.

WSPRnet Frequencies – USB dial (MHz):

  • 0.136
  • 0.4742
  • 1.8366
  • 3.5926
  • 5.2872
  • 7.0386
  • 10.1387
  • 14.0956
  • 18.1046
  • 21.0946
  • 24.9246
  • 28.1246
  • 50.293
  • 70.091
  • 144.489
  • 432.300
  • 1296.500

Links Mentioned In This Episode

  • WSPRnet Website – This is the main website of WSPRnet. On you you can see stations that have reported signal received reports from all over. It has a textual list of all the stations as well as a graphical map of where all the stations are and what stations they heard or heard them. This website is very active! As of the time that I am writing this post(10/19/2017 @ 12p) the website has received:
    • 806,524,557 total spots
    • 922,263 in the last 24 hours
    • 57,510 in the last hour
  • Hamradio 360: Field Radio Podcast  – This is the Field Radio Podcast page, part of the Hamradio 360 family of podcasts. It is hosted by our guest in today’s episode, John Jacobs, W7DBO. He covers all kinds of topics dealing with operating ham radio out in the field.
  •  – This is John’s personal website. On it you will find a link to all the podcast episodes he has done, as well as projects that he is working on, and videos that he has made as well as a bunch of other information.
  • West Mountain Radio – On top of the regular commercial talking about West Mountain Radio, We also talked about a couple pieces of equipment that John recently purchased. The first of which was the CBA IV which is a Computerized Battery Analyzer and the second was the PWRcheck. John talks about the plan that he has for both pieces of equipment. Also remember that until Oct 31, 2017, you can get $50 off you purchase of the PWRcheck by entering a coupon code that West Mountain Radio provided me for you, my listeners. Also make sure you get your free USB Port Monitor with your purchase!!
  • HamSci – John talked a little about HamSci and the project they did during the Solar Eclipse this year and how they are using WSPRnet data to help with the project.
  • Hamradio 360 – Of course, we also talked about the other Hamradio 360 podcasts. The Work Bench podcast by George and Jeremy and the main Hamradio 360 podcast by Cale who is taking a much needed vacation from podcasting until after the first of the year.


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