I have a problem understanding how DX clusters work: There are different software variants (AR Cluster, DXSpider etc.) - are these also networked with each other and exchange spots or do only nodes of a specific cluster software interconnect? For example: Do AR-Cluster nodes exchange information with DXSpider nodes?
I sheepishly admit it had been long enough that...
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But yeah, super easy to install, told me precisely what to do to configure it, fired right up and did its thing. Really beautiful work.
Do I NEED it? No. The core concept of what this does is already in the logging software I use. But the REASONS I use the logging software I do are both numerous and sometimes esoteric. 1/?
A piece about wireless portable ops with the ICOM IC-705 on my my hugo page (which is not yet finished)
For those who are interested in ColorSpot, the CLI DX cluster client: https://git.qrz.is/clemens/colorspot
The software can be easily installed via pip:
# python3 -m pip install colorspot
I observed that it eats a lot of CPU when processing a line which is noticable on a rpi. Will look into that.
I'd be happy to get some feedback.
If you don't want the lotw integration, just keep the username at N0CALL in the config.
This is a nicer screenshot.
Making progress with the DX cluster client. I am now happy with the spacing, bands have different colors and unconfirmed countries are highlighted in red.
This looks interesting: https://antrak.org.tr/blog/adx-arduino-digital-transceiver/
"A simple HF QRP Transceiver optimized for Digital Modes [...]
– Simple to procure [...]
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Trying to build a cheap charging cradle for the Motorola SL1600/SL300. Motorola is asking 50€ for a piece of plastic that applies 5V to two points of the radio on the lower end of its sides. I printed a cradle that was intended to fit into car cup holders, drilled two 4mm holes into the sides and plugged two banana plugs into it. It works and charges but it is unreliable bc it loses contact quickly. I need something that puts pressure on the contacts. Any ideas?
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