Podcast Number 38 – Podcast ver. 38.3 – April 18, 2010 (47.0 MB, runtime 51:25)
The Practical Amateur Radio Podcast has returned with another full-featured episode. In this episode I discuss WSPR or Weak Signal Propagation Reporter. This is an awesome digital mode and if you are already setup for PSK31, then you should have everything you need to get started running WSPR on the bands. The WSPR client can be downloaded here and the user guide is located here. The WSPR database can be viewed here and here. You can also learn more details about WSPR here on this wiki page. No, WSPR is not for everyone…but I do hope you will at least give this mode a try.
Before you try WSPR, please make sure you have a copy of the US Amateur Radio Band Plan hanging in your shack or at least easily accessible from your operating position. You can print a full-color 8 1/2 x 11 version from the ARRL website. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with needing to refer to the band plan from time to time. It’s better to have it available and use it, than not and make a mistake. I keep a copy hanging on my ham shack wall and also have copies in my go-kit and portable operations kit.
Our featured website segment is the new ARRL website. Please visit and see for yourself all the exciting new changes.
Our featured gadget this time around is the Kill-A-Watt. Visit the Kill-A-Watt website for more information.
All this and a little bit more from Jerry Taylor, KD0BIK
Until next time…
73 de KD0BIK
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