Breezeshooters WSPR Contest

Saturday September 5th 2020 6pm-10pm (22:00-2:00 UTC) using 5 watts 10m WSPR digital mode, stations in Western PA see how many unique stations copy you within 160km (about 100 miles, wspr software is in km).

Rules/Guidelines:
WSPR mode on 28.1246 MHz USB (10 meter band)
5 watts power
No more than 20% fraction (station transmits 20% of the time and receives 80%)
Vertical or Horizontal (Most local 10m stations run vertical)

To send in your log for scoring, download unique stations within 160km that copied you during the contest from the WSPR Database and send them in to AC3DB webmaster@breezeshooters.org by 9/11/2020

Example log for contest scoring:
In the screenshot below, there are 6 unique stations that spotted me within 160km according to the WSPR database.

Another note: Make sure you enter all 6 digits of your grid square in the wspr software. Looking at my spots from testing Friday night, I see a few callsigns that only have 4 digits of their grid square entered, and it is throwing off the distances.

 2020-09-04 18:22  KC3LGT  28.126015  -2  0  EN90wq  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  20  21  14 
 2020-09-04 22:18  AC3DB  28.126200  +21  -3  EN90xu  5  KC3LGT  EN90wq  20  201  5 
 2020-09-04 18:42  AC3DB  28.126146  -1  -3  EN90xu  5  N3YJN  FN00bp  27  149  18 
 2020-09-04 19:54  KB3YLP  28.126112  +9  -2  FN00bp  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  27  329  22 
 2020-09-04 18:26  N3YJN  28.126132  -11  0  FN00bp  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  27  329  38 
 2020-09-04 19:36  AC3DB  28.126146  -7  -1  EN90xu  5  KB3YLP  FN00bp  27  149  9 
 2020-09-05 00:18  AC3DB  28.126149  +12  -3  EN90xu  5  K3KSB  FN00es  36  105  3 
 2020-09-04 23:42  K3KSB  28.126019  +16  -2  FN00es  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  36  285  4 
 2020-09-04 21:40  AC3DB  28.126156  -6  -3  EN90xu  5  WE3L  FN00bl  44  161  12 
 2020-09-04 21:32  WE3L  28.126165  +4  0  FN00bl  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  44  341  6 
 2020-09-04 23:22  K3CLT  28.126034  -6  0  FN00cl  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  47  333  11 
 2020-09-05 01:18  AC3DB  28.126154  -4  -3  EN90xu  5  K2PMD  FN00bk  48  163  2 
 2020-09-05 01:12  K2PMD  28.126137  +8  0  FN00bk  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  48  343  1 
 2020-09-04 23:36  AC3DB  28.126162  -17  -3  EN90xu  5  KC3PIB  EN90xj  51  180  1 
 2020-09-04 23:34  KC3PIB  28.126161  -12  0  EN90xj  2  AC3DB  EN90xu  51  0  2 
 2020-09-05 01:02  WU3U  28.126085  +1  -1  FN00bg  0.005  AC3DB  EN90xu  66  348  6 
 2020-09-04 22:18  AC3DB  28.126153  -22  -3  EN90xu  5  K3MI  EN90  94  244  10 
 2020-09-05 01:02  KC3LMP  28.126094  -3  0  EN90  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  94  63  5 
 2020-09-04 21:58  K3MI  28.126090  -12  -2  EN90  1  AC3DB  EN90xu  94  63  17 
 2020-09-05 01:18  AC3DB  28.126156  -4  -3  EN90xu  5  WU3U  FN00  94  116  1 
 2020-09-05 01:10  KB3UWC  28.126087  -6  1  FN00  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  94  297  3 
 2020-09-04 02:12  W8AC  28.126026  -6  0  EN91jm  5  AC3DB  EN90xu  123  127  39 
 2020-09-04 18:42  AC3DB  28.126147  -14  -1  EN90xu  5  W8AC  EN91jm  123  308  8 
 2020-09-04 02:52  W8MV  28.126102  -28  -4  EN90fx  0.2  AC3DB  EN90xu  127  96  8 
 2020-09-04 23:12  KN3A  28.126011  -29  0  FN10sb  0.2  AC3DB  EN90xu  316  287  4 
 2020-09-05 00:54  KK6IPL  28.126015  -24  0  EM15hd  0.2  AC3DB  EN90xu  1642  62  1

Any questions, email AC3DB (webmaster@breezeshooters.org or good on QRZ.

About WSPR digital mode: “Weak Signal Propogation Reporter” is a low power semi-automatic beacon mode where your ham radio station sends out a 2 minute transmit sequence containing your callsign, grid square and power level. Other stations running the WSPR software receive your signal and upload it to the database and map. This mode is great for learning band propagation and for testing and comparing antennas. WSPR can decode down to about -29db SNR but your computer clock must be set accurately for the mode to work.

Read more about WSPR

Download WSPR (WSJT-X software) Available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Raspberry Pi

WSPR Community

WSPR Facebook Group

10 Meter WSPR Facebook Group

WSPR Screenshots

It is a good idea to set your TX different than 1500hz in the software (default) or everyone will be transmitting all over each other. Set between 1400-1600.