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First reports on my QRSS signal

March 11, 2009

Despite the low power of 160mW, in the last day or so the signal from my new QRSS has turned up in Nevada and Belgium.

First an image from KK7CC’s grabber, whose receiver is a K2 and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. (I have added the callsign letters to help identification of the signal).

From KK7CC 0028 UTC 11 Mar 2009

From KK7CC 0028 UTC 11 Mar 2009

The second pair of images were kindly supplied by Pierre, ON5SL. Who is located in Belgium in grid square JO10tt and was using a 1/4 wave vertical and a Kenwood R5000 receiver.


Captured by ON5SL 2224UTC 10 Mar 2009

Captured by ON5SL 2239 UTC 10 Mar 2009

Captured by ON5SL 2239 UTC 10 Mar 2009

Pierre reported:

… monitored from 18h59UTC till 23h06UTC Your MEPT was visible ( with QSB  and QRM) from about 19h44UTC till “closing time” …

My full QRSS setup is:

Thanks to Jerry, KK7CC and Pierre, ON5SL for the images.

Finally, as I finished writing this post I saw my signal on Mark’s, K6HX, grabber. The receiver is located in grid square CM87UX in California.

The id is clear but looks like the signal has drifted a little lower.  I need to check that.

Captured by K6HX 0202 UTC 12 Mar 2009

Captured by K6HX 0202 UTC 12 Mar 2009

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2009 9:24 am

    Hi, Alan

    I like your blog template. Well done indeed.

    Scot, KA3DRR

    • va3stl permalink*
      March 15, 2009 10:19 am

      Thanks Scot,

      It is a new template from the I cannot take any credit for it.


  2. March 25, 2010 2:18 pm

    Hello Alan,

    Thanks for linking to my Maidenhead WWL grid page at

    Because of changes to Google Sites functionality I had to move the page to another server.

    In addition to that I added some functionality:

    – distance lines between two squares are now geodesic — the shortest path between two points along the surface of the Earth
    – display of bearing information between two squares
    – calculation of midpoint along the geodesic line — to help those who use aeroplanes’ reflections for making contact

    I would appreciate if you could update the information at your page as well and point the web link to:

    Best regards,

    Joosep-Georg Järvemaa

    • va3stl permalink*
      March 25, 2010 5:56 pm


      I have made the update.
      Thank you for the notification and of course many thanks for the very useful webpage.


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