- WSPR, what am I doing wrong?
Re: WSPR, what am I doing wrong?
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Did you put it in beacon mode
On 2019-12-05 18:48, Brent DeWitt
I've been using my 40 mtr QCX for a few weeks now and have been
constantly impressed by the quality and value. Thank you Hans!
Yesterday I received and built the OLG1 GPS module and wired it up
to the QCX. Frequency calibration went smoothly and I appear to
be within 1 Hz of zero-beating WWV at 10 MHz with the signal
generator. Then I tried to set up a WSPR beacon.
I believe I followed the setup instructions in the user manual and
all the menus look "as advised". I must be missing something
though. Returning from the menu the display reads "WSPR call" and
none of the information shown in the manual. As might be
expected, it never transmits either.
Here's what I've checked and know:
- The QCX transmits fine, at about 4 Watts, with a straight key or
iambic paddle, so those input lines are clear. I can monitor the
output power in a roughly calibrated manner.
- The OLG1 serial data is as-expected into a serial terminal
(TeraTerm) on the PC and the 1 pps is apparently working from the
success of the frequency calibration.
- The QCX is running T1.02b firmware and all other functions I've
tried seem to work.
So, at this point, I'm pretty well convinced it's operator error.
Any thoughts/corrections would be welcome.
Brent DeWitt, AB1LF
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