… just need to find a nice enclosure for the GPS module.
GPS module is providing frequency calibration, timings and location for the QCX Mini whilst it transmits WSPR on the 40m band.
GPS module shows a 3-Dimensional fix (Lat, Long and Altitude) , 7 satellites fixed and tracking a total of 11.
Attached the QRP Labs QLG2 GPS unit to the QCX Mini 20m this morning (see additional post).
A nice set of signal report for the first WSPR transmission, 105 spots from one burst with the top ten (by distance) listed below. Best DX was KL7L in QRA Square BP51IP (Alaska) – just NW of Anchorage:
Nice to get 4 new DXCCs confirmed on LOTW from the recent dx-pedition to Saint Martin Island (IOTA NA-105) by W8HC and W6IZT.
Read more on the DXpedition here: https://www.dx-world.net/fs-w6izt-fs-w8hc-st-martin/
I’ve just been playing with the QCX on WSPR and very happy to see my signals being received in Antarctica.
See my other post for the adventures tracking the MV Polar Stern (polar resupply and research ship) as she headed south on my first QCX Mini (on 40m) here: https://m0icr.com/tracking-dp0pol-mm-as-she-heads-south
This in 12min of operating (3 calls):
As an added bonus the QCX Mini 20 also seems to work ok on 30m:
RX in Australia, 0.5W on 20m and 30m with the new QCX Mini
Both receivers in the German Neumayer III Antarctic Station receiving me on 30m!