First WSPR in a while on 472khz

Having seen some interesting tweets from Colin G6AVK about some good activity on 472khz WSPR over the last couple of days, I thought I would leave my receiver running overnight.

The results are not bad, although I’ve done better. I don’t think I’ve heard G3WCB before, so nice to hear a new station and always good to hear the Dutch stations.

For new visitors to the blog, it’s perhaps worth saying that this is using ‘out of the box’ equipment – nothing special. The receiver is the FT847 and the antenna is the Butternut vertical untuned – so it’s fair to say that if I can hear these stations, they’re loud and you should be able to do so quite easily.

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

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