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eladner65
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I've been offline for quite a while, and I'm finally getting some breathing room, so I fired up WSJT-X and started up WSPR.

I'm attaching my log, but I'm seeing traffic with invalid call signs "0O4TYG" or "0L4XRT" that I can't resolve as valid calls, and, I'm seeing impossible grid locations like HE98 or JA81.  These calls are reporting 40 dBm (10W) and I'm seeing signal strength of -16dB which isn't likely with my setup.

What could be causing these?  I'm inclined to suspect incompetence before I suspect malice, but I'm seeing one of these every 10 minutes or so.

Thoughts?

 


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Brian
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That is ghost decoding. Try changing your decode from Deep to Normal

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eladner65
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I'll make the change and try again.  I knew something was off.  I wish I was surprised that the incompetence is my own. 


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Don't be too hard on yourself there. This isn't incompetence on your part, it is actually the opposite!  Your receiver and antenna are so good it is picking-up signals most everyone else can't!

Brian
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