|W5OLF’s tiny WSPR-AXE-CW|
Jay, W5OLF, the creator of the “no PC needed” WSPR-AXE-CW beacons for WSPR on 30m, 20m or 10m has just started a new website. He expects to start selling the new versions of his little beacons, either as kits or built and tested units, in late January. These stay on all the time (the PA can be turned iff) , but frequency is randomised over 100Hz within the WSPR window. Once set, the timing is fine for ages and ages – certainly days or even weeks.
Jay’s email (replace the (at) with @ ) is: w5olf(at)comcast.net .
His new website is www.w5olf.com .
I am privileged to be a beta tester of his 10m version (500mW). As you will have read in earlier posts, this unit certainly works very well, mine having been copied all over the planet in just a few weeks. Just press a button to sync time on an even minute and watch all the reports come flooding in. I was blown away with mine. Tiny, but brilliant. If you like WSPR I can thoroughly recommend this little unit. It comes pre-programmed with callsign, locator and power level.
UPDATE 1448z: This little unit has been spotted in Antarctica (13676km) 8 times today already. My antenna is nothing special, just a low 3 band end-fed wire.
I was wondering what happened to W5OLF as his previous web site has been down a long time. I own the 30 meter model and it is just FUN, FUN, FUN!
I use it with a magnetic loop about 5 feet above ground, battery operated with about 6 feet of RG-8X. It’s signal is seen all over the world. If you copy K2TL on 30 meter WSPR it will always be the WSPR-AXE you see.
where can i buy a kit?
73 de Thomas