Re: Probability theory - spot yield for hopping versus continuous reception?
I can't answer for 'anyone' but the short answer for myself is "no, I haven't". But I think it depends what you are after. To maximize the raw spot count with limited receiver count probably following the herd as they travel will get you more total spots. If the goal is unique spots over a day, I think following the MUF may pay off better.
By watching unique spots vs band and time of day, I try to center
the 6 receivers I use on WSPR at N6GN/K2, 3/4ths of a KiwiSDR, on
where the MUF /absorption has center of mass. at a particular time
of day and year. I change the schedule in wsprdaemon several
I'm more interested in the propagation than the counts but doing this does give more data so that watching it all in conjunction with the MUF map can give insight.
On 12/5/21 11:28 AM, Bruce KX4AZ wrote:
I wonder if anyone has ever done any rough calculations using the WSPR database to do some predictive calculations around the spot numbers that could be achieved in a continuous decoding (i.e. with a KiwiSDR) versus hopping (i.e. a WSJT-x software with a single frequency receiver).