WSPR setup - RPi - no filter

Don't do this at home... it may brick your Pi

First experimental setup. Just to see how it works.
No band filter. So a lot of harmonics... and QRM.

No buffering on GPIO4 pin, so it may brick the Pi. These GPIO pins work on 3V3 and are directly extracted from the Broadcom BCM chip. This is a so called  SOC (System On a Chip) .

For this experiment I used a Raspberry Pi 2 model B. WSPR signal set to 40m.

WSPR Pi No filter EndFed setup
Experimental setup. Antenna End-Fed for 10/20/40/80m multi band

Antenna

WSDPR Tx - Rx antenna setup
WSDPR Tx - Rx antenna setup

Calculating output power

Signal measured on the Raspberry Pi pins (7, 9). Loaded with End-Fed antenna 50Ω.

WSPR 40m EndFed Scope signal
WSPR 40m EndFed Scope signal

Scale 1V/div. The signal is about 2V top-top = 0.707V RMS.

So the output power is about (0.7V * 0.7V) / 50Ω = 20 mW.

Signal strength

As the Tx and Rx antennas are in parallel and far to close ... the signal is booming ;-)
And ... producing a lot of QRM... ;-(

WSPR 40m EndFed Rx signal
WSPR signal at close range

WSPR signal report

After five minutes and two Tx cycles the signal is reported !!

WSPR 40m RA9ROB after two Tx cycles
WSPR 40m RA9ROB after two Tx cycles (WSPR world watch by G4SWY Android app)

And on WSPRnet.org over a longer (one hour) period.

WSPR 40m map 20171027
WSPR 40m map 20171027

Not bad for 20mW on 40m at daytime...

Next step ... adding buffering for GPIO4 and a low pass or band filter.

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