using ve7cc user with Spotcollector


Jamie WW3S
 

Is there a way to transfer the spots from the VE7CC user program to spotcollector, or is it best to just the software to configure the cluster, and then connect to the CC cluster from within Spotcollector? 


Jim N7US
 

Jamie,

 

You can run CC User to connect to the node and connect to CC User from SpotCollector or use CC User to create different “profiles” (e.g., WW3S, WW3S-20), close CC User and connect directly to the node from SpotCollector.  I do the latter, having set up lots of different profiles at VE7CC and AE5E.

 

For instance, I connect to the node as N7US in SpotCollector, using the general profile I’ve created for daily operating, and I connect from N1MM as N7US-20, which is set up for CW contests.

 

You can additionally filter in SpotCollector (or N1MM).

 

73,  Jim N7US

 

From: DXLab@groups.io <DXLab@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jamie WW3S via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2022 20:05
To: DXLab@groups.io
Subject: [DXLab] using ve7cc user with Spotcollector

 

Is there a way to transfer the spots from the VE7CC user program to spotcollector, or is it best to just the software to configure the cluster, and then connect to the CC cluster from within Spotcollector? 


Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

Is there a way to transfer the spots from the VE7CC user program to spotcollector, or is it best to just the software to configure the cluster, and then connect to the CC cluster
from within Spotcollector?

+ In general, the latter. What sort of "configure the cluster" do you have in mind?

73,

Dave, AA6YQ


Joe Subich, W4TV
 

+ In general, the latter. What sort of "configure the cluster" do you
have in mind?
The CC Cluster software generally sets up server side filtering. It
is redundant if the user studies the filter setting commands and
builds them into SpotCollector's Initial Cluster Command.

The server side filtering is generally not necessary *unless* the
user turns on skimmer spots - FT8 during daily operation, RTTY
during a RTTY contest or CW during a major CW contest.

I have found it is generally best to enable skimmer spots from only
one cluster (due to duplication), perform server side filtering to
limit skimmer spots from a narrow set of skimmers (e.g., US only,
zone 4/5 only or a limited number of states (e.g. W4 only). In
addition, I user SC's prefilter to dump *SKIMMER* spots of US Stations
unless I'm playing around with a domestic contest (SS, State QSO Party,
RTTY Roundup, etc.) and dump *SKIMMER* spots for bands I don't work
(mostly 60m, 8m and > 5m).

73,

... Joe, W4TV

On 2022-10-06 9:18 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
+ AA6YQ comments below
Is there a way to transfer the spots from the VE7CC user program to spotcollector, or is it best to just the software to configure the cluster, and then connect to the CC cluster
from within Spotcollector?
+ In general, the latter. What sort of "configure the cluster" do you have in mind?
73,
Dave, AA6YQ