We had received a Signalink USB with some Club funds within the last week. I took it over and set it up with the Kenwood TS-2000 we had in the shack.
The TS-2000 is hooked up to our Butternut HF-9 vertical, atop the center of Barton Hall.
I went ahead and tested it with Ham Radio Deluxe (I had used my personal Signalink with the club TS-2000 previously, so I just wanted to make sure everything was still configured well. With a few PSK31 receives, and a test transmit, it all looked good to go!
I installed NTP software, configuring it to point to the campus time servers (critical for WSPR), and then installed WSPR software. I set it up to listen on 30m. I immediately started getting some data. I went ahead and configured WSPR to uplink the "spots" to the WSPR stream, so that they are available on the internet as "http://wsprnet.org".
The columns of waterfall data are in 2 minute chunks, with most recent on the right, and oldest on the left. They represent signals we're receiving within the band reserved for WSPR signals. I got things pretty much sorted out, and sure enough, I started receiving Jim's balloon!
For a good chunk of his flight across southern New York, W2CXM was the only station receiving him. I was grateful that I had taken the time to set it up!
I configured the software to transmit "10%" of the time. That means it should be transmitting W2CXM's information out every 100 minutes or so. I looked later in the day at the WSPR map. Even transmitting with a mere 5 watts, we were received all over the world!
Every blue square is a station that received us in the 12 hours, or so, that the WSPR station has been running at W2CXM on 30m. Pretty cool!
I've left WSPR running at W2CXM. It's a nice addition to the station, and will be helpful as we work on Balloon launches in the future.