Iceland (TF3HZ) on 60m WSPR

Last night I left my station switched on overnight in WSPR frequnecy hopping receiving mode. The monitoring program covered 60m (5287.2 kHz) , 30m (10138.7 kHz) and 17m (18104.6 kHz) in random switching. Logs were uploaded automatically to WPRnet.

I noticed a number of 60m transmissions from WSPR beacon TF3HZ in Iceland (locator HP94ad).

UTC   dB    DT    Freq      Drift Call   Loc   dBm  Dist
0130  -25  -1.0   5.288761   -3   TF3HZ  HP94  27   4138
0210  -28  -1.1   5.288761   -2   TF3HZ  HP94  27   4138
0240  -28  -1.0   5.288761    3   TF3HZ  HP94  27   4138
0320  -25  -1.0   5.288761    2   TF3HZ  HP94  27   4138

Halldor, TF3HZ, is active in digitlal transmission and automated stations. He is known for the VLF grabber he used to run, covring frequencies below 9 kHz.


  1. LOTW
    I asked ARRL their position on WSPR for DXCC. Here is their response:
    "Hi Doug:
    WSPR mode is set up in LoTW and logs with these QSOs will be accepted.
    For DXCC they would only count as Digital but I can see that if someone had, say, 50 states on WSPR a WAS could be considered for this.
    Bill Moore NC1L
    Awards Branch Manager
    ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio™
    225 Main Street
    Newington, CT 06111
    Telephone: (860) 594 0234
    Fax: (860) 594-0346
    email: bmoore@arrl.org
    DXCC Web Site: www.arrl.org/dxcc
    Blog: http://www.arrl.org/awards-blog"
    I will be analyzing my logs this week and uploading matching contacts in LOTW.
    Doug, NA1DX

    1. This is good news, although rare DXCC entities are not active in WSPR.