WSPR in 2015

I haven’t done much with my amateur radio kit over the last year but I’ve been wondering what software is compatible with Windows 10 and what isn’t.  This bank holiday weekend I decided to get WSPR up and running and see what the propagation was like on 20M.  WSPR Build 3617 installed with no issues on Windows 10 and I was up and running in a few minutes with my FT-897D.

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Its great to know  you can be heard from Canada and Japan from a £15 antenna mounted in a loft.  I really should use the FT-817ND more and cut down to 2.5 watts or even .5 watts and then see how far I get.

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Diamond SRH805S and Yaesu FT-60R/E

In case your thinking of buying a Diamond SRH805S for your Yaesu FT-60R/E, then beware – it doesn’t make a flush fit with the radio and the rubber washer thats supplied is around 3mm too thin.

Big gap between the Diamond SRH805S and Yaesu FT-60R/E

I’m off to B&Q tomorrow to see if I can find a rubber washer that will fill the gap…

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