Monday, August 26, 2019

WSPR Watch iOS app now reads from PSKReporter

After playing with PSKReporter recently, and being impressed with its speed and features, I've updated the WSPR Watch app so that you can switch between reading WSPRnet and PSKReporter.

There is so much FT8 traffic these days that just listening for CQ calls is a good way to get a reading on the propagation around the world. I note that, compared to WSPR spots, there are many different stations so the map looks busier.

If you have an iOS device, grab the app, (it's free). In settings you can switch to use PSKReporter.

Here's how the list looks now.

My thanks to John Landry, AA7US and Ross, VK1UN for encouragement, ideas, and testing.


PE4BAS, Bas said...

Hello Peter, could you be a bit more specific. As far as I know PSKreporter does not spot WSPR reports. You mention FT8. So I guess you need to monitor FT8 and it only spots the CQ calls?
Of course you as developer have been busy with this idea for weeks now. But the average ham can get confused now....(WSPR Watch? needs another name?). 73, Bas

Peter Marks said...

Thanks Bas,
Yes the name is now not correct. My thinking is that it's showing propagation reports, it doesn't really matter what mode.
I hope you're not too confused.