Over 2000 miles on 80m with the Warbler


Screenshot of QSO with KG6ASY

Last night was a good night with the Warbler, with five contacts made using PSK31 on 80m. The locations of the contacts were varied; Ontario, Illinois, Kentucky, New Jersey and also Nevada.  This last one was a real surprise as checking the distance between myself and KG6ASY in Washoe, NV, revealed it was a little over 2,200 miles.  As the power out from the Warbler is 3W, it has not yet reached 1000 miles per watt but it is getting close. Tim, KG6ASY gave me a 549 report and his signal was 579 for me.

There is some DX coming in too on 80m  as I saw a French and a Spanish station on the waterfall last night.

The Warbler is proving to be a fun transceiver to use during the night on 80m.

Finished Warbler in box

Finished Warbler in box

Alan Steele, VA3STL, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Ottawa, Ontario. Contact him at [email protected].

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