Re: RBN as a propagation check

Pete Smith

Hi Chuck - I attempt to do user support for the RBN, and would like to help.  What you need to do is to connect to a "retail" DX Cluster and use that cluster software's command set to filter.  Your story suggests that you may be connected to one of our relay servers, which have no filtering (they're stripped down for speed).

Alternatively, you can go on the RBN web site and tell it only to display spots of your call.  I think that's how most people do what you want.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 4/10/2020 9:58 AM, Chuck, WS1L wrote:

Hello to all, here’s hoping all are well during this time of real biological virii, as well as the false positives of the computing variety.


I will often look at the RBN webpage to see were my CQ's are landing on a band that may or may not be open.


I know there is an RBN source feeding Spot Collector, and I brought up it’s window and tried to feed a few CC Cluster commands to it to show my recent spots but the RBN window just kept pumping spots at me like a firehose. 


Ideally I’d like to be able to have the RBN show me where my signal is reaching, as a means of checking for an open band.  I know it’s not strictly DX related but it’s at least DX-adjacent.  Is there a way to filter RBN spots like this?  I did try filtering Spot Collector by my Call but no results there either. 





73 de Chuck, WS1L

Chuck Chandler


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