What a simple antenna! Easy to assembly, just follow the clear instructions and in less than 20 minutes you will be in the air. It’s a must have now that the 6m season is going to peak. Two of these #mono6_3P antennas are in use at EX0DX performing very well in spite of being installed just less than 4 meters above the ground.
access and visualize more than 5 Billion records in the WSPR Database
Thank to this excellent web page https://wspr.hb9vqq.ch/ that collects all #wspr spots in which you can set several wieving parameters, I could notice that my EX0DX beacon was a poor performer since 3.3.23 and that yesterday’s troubleshooting brought positive results.
I am copying here the Help page .
This website allows you to access and visualize more than 5 Billion records in the WSPR Database, reaching back to 2008! WSPR is a perfect tool for long-term Propagation analytics, but also convenient for a quick check of YOUR HF Propagation conditions.
At any given time, day and night, there are more than 800 active WSPR Transmitters and Receivers worldwide. WSPR is the only Digi mode that contains the used Power level in the transmitted Data. WSPR is not a QSO Mode, it is a Weak Signal Propagation Reporter.
Time Period Time periods can be entered as absolute or relative Time
TX and RX fields can be
A callsign like IU2PJI, or a Prefix (min. 2 characters) like IU2P% or IU% You can use multiple full callsigns OR multiple partial callsigns. Examples: HB9T,IU2PJI,EX0DX OR HB9%,IU%,EX0%
A locator like JN47kh, or JN47% or JN% You can use multiple full six-character locators OR multiple partial locators. Examples: JN47kh,JN47kj,JN46im OR JN%,JN46%,JO%
A CQ Zone (1-40) CQ Zone mapping is derived from https://zone-check.eu. I fear it is not complete, and it might be missing some calls in some CQ Zones.
There are more filtering possibilities like Band, Power, SNR and Distance, they should be self-explanatory. Give it a try.
Spot Limit The default Spot Limit is 5000. If your search hits the Limit the “Spot number” will turn red. Adjust your Filter settings or increase the max. Spot count.
Save searches and Link sharing You can save your searches and give them a name to restore them later. Also, you can click on the Link Icon in the upper right corner to share your search with others. You can share a Link either with an absolute (Abs) time range or a relative (Rel) time period.
Data Aggregation For a summarized presentation of the WSPR Spots, depending on the chosen time period, you can select one of the available aggregations, minutes, hours, or days. Choose your aggregation wisely, not everything makes a whole lot of sense.
Show/hide Bands on Graph You can hide/show individual Bands on the graph by clicking on the Band legend at the Top of the graph.
What can I get out of it?
This webpage can help to answer questions like:
What is the best Band and Time to contact X from Y?
What is the Propagation trend over a period of time T?
How local is Propagation?
What’s the impact of major Solar events to Propagation?
Here is an example:
What is the Best Band and Time to work South Africa from CQ Zone 14? Demo Video
Period: 3 days TX locators: JG%,KG%,JF%,KF% RX Zone: 14
This website will probably never be finished and will always have its rough edges. Nevertheless, I hope some of you will find it useful. There will be more features implemented over time in future releases, stay tuned.
Also, check the outstanding WSPR Dashboards at wspr.live