Same callsigns?

One of the drawbacks of WSPR (currently) is you tend to get spotted, or spot, the same stations over and over again. I am even seeing the same stations being spotted on 10m and on 6m.

It would be very nice if there were a lot more active stations, so spots came from a variety of stations. I am even seeing this on JT65 and JT9-1.

Perhaps people think these “new fangled” digital modes are hard and so only a limited number of people (currently) use them. Let me say, if even I can use these modes then anyone can! All these modes are great with low power and have really opened my eyes as to how far very low powered signal can be detected.

10m unique WSPR spots this afternoon (duplicates not shown)

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cambridge, England.

3 Responses to “Same callsigns?”

  • Frank Sanor WA8WHP:

    The digital modes may be easy as you say, but after many tries I have heard many and received no answers to my attempts. I will stay with CW thank you.

  • dick w b5b:

    WSPR is great if you love to look at data. at wspr net i spend time every day looking at what my station has done, looking up stations on qrz.com gets me e mail to discuss our stations yes more stations are needed on 6 and 2 meters. this type of below noise level communications may be the answer to our next sun spot low. wsspr to find out when and where to use jt65 jt9 type
    transmissions. 73 dick

  • KC9LOX:

    I think a good explanation article of WSPR or even the various other modes could possible get more interest. I just got a Easy Digi module for my Icom 718 and am hoping to get more into the digital modes after I figure what I even need to do to get started. Seems there is so many varieties of modes now I’m like where do I begin.?

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