The Ohio/Penn Dx PacketCluster
DX Bulletin No. 1186.1
October 31, 2014
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)
Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet Clusters Network and OH2BH for the following DX information.
FOR RELEASE AT 1000 UTC ON FRIDAY
Radio Arcala, Oulu, Finland, Oct.31.2014
by Martti Laine, OH2BH
BREAKING NEWS FROM THE FAR NORTH MY DX SUMMIT GOES LIVE
DX Summit once changed the DX hunt. Today hardly anyone is using the traditional Search & Pounch approach. Everyone is connected to a DX cluster locally or over the Internet. Easy to use and operated by Radio Arcala (OH8X), DX Summit maintains its position as one of Amateur Radio's largest web portals but it will now be refreshed - big time!
DX Summit is modernized for a second time around, and MY DX SUMMIT will now go online today for limited dedicated pre-user testing. We will welcome some 200 pre-users who are prepared to try it out and provide immediate feedback to the development team. The aim of this exercise is to serve as the final debug phase and to enhance user experience to maximum satisfaction before tens of thousands suddenly fire their browsers to help them in their future DX hunt.
We ask you if would you like to be one of the few to have this experience today? If you say “yes”, please kindly be prepared not only to test but to provide a timely response. Send a note to email@example.com and we will give you guidance to get started.
What to expect? Adding to the traditional spot functions you can create own cluster view to monitor a selected callsign or multiple callsigns real-time for band and mode specific spots. Or you can exclude everything from your DX Summit view you're not interested in. Also you can open several of those windows and you can have past and current spots showing together. Basically you have full flexibility to customize your DX Summit easily to show exactly what you're interested in.
Additionally, an advanced propagation tool powered by VOACAP is laid out in such a way that it tracks your location as a starting point, and when clicking a spot it shows your propagation to that location as of that moment but also for an entire period of 24 hours on all bands. You can instantly understand whether your best chances for a QSO are gone or just coming up. This will also be a great educational tool for those wishing to gain insight into the total propagation picture, including the existing radio propagation.
Additionally, a DX News section is integrated for your viewing pleasure while spending your time at MY DX SUMMIT.
Just send us a note and you will be part of a new phase in the DX Hunt!
MY DX SUMMIT DEVELOPMENT TEAM
MY DX SUMMIT can be found on: http://new.dxsummit.fi/
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