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Old 02-03-2015, 18:59   #1
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Position by WSPR on Raspberry Pi

Hi All,

Breadcrumb your boat position for free with WSPR and a Raspberry Pi computer development board.
10 milliwatts on HF....yep.
Use the rig or the lifelines as antenna.
World wide coverage.

WSPR (Weak Signal Position Reporting), grabbing the radio world by storm.
Developed by Princeton University.

https://www.kielydile.com/2014/06/13...-radio-1-wspr/

See your boat position here...
Map | WSPRnet

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Re: Position by WSPR on Raspberry Pi

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Hi All,

Breadcrumb your boat position for free with WSPR and a Raspberry Pi computer development board.
10 milliwatts on HF....yep.
Use the rig or the lifelines as antenna.
World wide coverage.

WSPR (Weak Signal Position Reporting), grabbing the radio world by storm.
Developed by Princeton University.

https://www.kielydile.com/2014/06/13...-radio-1-wspr/

See your boat position here...
Map | WSPRnet

Hamsailor
Wow!!! I've used wspr with a laptop and ham radio before, stunned that you can reach Aus with a few watts but with just a Pi! Fantastic.
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Re: Position by WSPR on Raspberry Pi

I know practically nothing about radio beyond programming microcontroller startup configurations for small 2.4ghz RF transceivers. Buying a boat was partially an excuse to start messing about with software defined radio.
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Re: Position by WSPR on Raspberry Pi

The code and download instructions are here ....
See the last item in the repository.

It is under the GNU GPL license.

For those retired software engineers who know what they are doing...we need somebody to run with this and insert a dynamic input for a GPS.
A lat and long to Maidenhead locator converter might also be required, because the WSPRnet | Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network map only shows Maidenhead.

I think the RF power output level is also broken or throttled back.
For instance...a 10dbm initialization argument puts out 10 milliwatt.
But a 33 dbm argument also only puts out 10 milliwatt (not 2 watts).

The base frequency is very stable, but there are some harmonics...
These are very depressed, but could be depressed further with a low pass filter for the operating band.

I hit Europe from Chicago with just a dipole wire antenna.

https://github.com/JamesP6000/WsprryPi
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Re: Position by WSPR on Raspberry Pi

Here is a suitable GPS module...
Also the Ultimate 3S kit looks very interesting and further developed along this path of WSPRing your actual dynamic GPS position.
Some assembly required, though.
You have to be a real ham and electronic hobbyist...
But you can build this, connect it up, stow it away, and forget about it.
Now your friends and family (and yourself), will always know where the boat is...

GPS Module SKM61

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