To whet members appetite for the WSPR challenge which the club is running in February I thought I’d set the club station to work and see what can be achieved using this fantastic digital mode. In the spirit of WSPR I used 5W from the K3 as measured on the Expert to a 30m folded dipole, well within Foundation licence conditions. The results are remarkable.
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After a fair bit of work to improve the 2m system in the CARC Shack we’ve managed the first EME QSO outside Europe. Using the 17ele M2 antenna on the main tower with the newly modified PA and a Low Noise (Pre)Amplier (LNA) down in the shack we completed with Joseph, K9MRI in Indiana.
While not audible on the speaker his signal was distinct at -20dB on JT65B. The QSO can been seen below: