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Author Topic: "DX Cluster". Hardly.  (Read 3141 times)
N0UN
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« on: December 31, 2017, 07:38:29 PM »

Whatever happened to the "DX" Cluster?

I can't find it, anywhere.

N0UN
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VA3VF
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 08:47:56 PM »

Whatever happened to the "DX" Cluster?

I can't find it, anywhere.

N0UN

The service or the software?
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KM4SII
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 09:19:45 PM »

Whatever happened to the "DX" Cluster?

I can't find it, anywhere.

N0UN

The service or the software?
I think that he is trying to say that the cluster is being infiltrated my too many non-DX spots, not that the cluster is actually down  Smiley
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N5PG
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 10:15:46 PM »

Whatever happened to the "DX" Cluster?

I can't find it, anywhere.

N0UN

The service or the software?
I think that he is trying to say that the cluster is being infiltrated my too many non-DX spots, not that the cluster is actually down  Smiley

Exactly, that and the fact that many "spots" are just whining etc.
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VE3VEE
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 03:22:54 AM »

Whatever happened to the "DX" Cluster?

I can't find it, anywhere.

N0UN

For a man who has worked even the #1 most wanted country, nothing is a "DX" anymore.  Grin Grin Grin

HNY Wayne

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K3TN
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 04:19:36 AM »

Having used all this stuff since it was "Packetcluster," the quantity of DX spots/second is way higher than ever before. The RBN feeds have amped up the quantity of non-DX spots, too - but the amount of DX spotting is phenomenally higher than ever before and continues to increase.

Every cluster feed and every logging program has simple filters so that you can see whatever you want. Easy to turn on and off DX-only filters.

I do agree with you about the increase in whining spots - if  we could require whiners to only spot using domestic calls as the spotted station (like WH3INE), I could filter those out, too!

73 and HNY John K3TN
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 05:35:11 AM »


http://www.k4hb.com/monkeys.html
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N3QE
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 06:21:36 AM »

I had over 100 non-USA entities confirmed on each of the WARC bands before I got my first USA.

If DX means to you, just the 3 entities remaining you need to get to honor roll, wow then you're seeing a lot of non-DX!
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 07:16:17 AM »

Whatever happened to the "DX" Cluster?

 It turns into the "merry Xmas", "gud dx in 2018" and the "HNY" instant messaging site this time of year. Bonus points are awarded on the DX cluster when USA dumbo's wish each other salutatory greetings with spots on the (once again) DX cluster.

 Then you have guys who automatically post every QSO they make in a contest on the cluster. Guess what? No one cares if you just worked California from Florida on 20 meters.

 For a real knee slapping good time just wait until Bouvet. There will be 20 spots in a row reaffirming what we already know 8 days into the DXpedition, that 3Y0Z is indeed on the air. You will also be bombarded with such gems as:

TU for 6 bands
 UP UP UP
 80 open but no 3Y0Z
 wrkd with dipole
 20 kc wide pileup
 no ears
 BINGO!!!
 When SSB?
 1st call
 SPLIT, SPLIT, SPLIT
 when cw?
 tu #331
 when rtty?
 CHAOS!!  
 pse beam SA
 Weak (also week)
 took 14 hours
 when FT8?



 My favorite dumbo spot is "nothing heard here". Why in the world are you spotting if.................Oh, never mind.

 Another classic is when guys re-spot broken callsigns with the same broken callsign. Example:

                           WZ1XXX      7010.0 P5DX    it's PY5DX     1440z  2018-Jan-01

 Interesting on how I have never seen Japanese stations all spotting the same DX station 10 times in a row. When was the last time you saw a legitimate JA spot that read, "lid op", "pse lstn for qrp" or "no ears"? They are masters of restraint, something NA & EU cluster users could learn from.  

                                                                       Tom KC0W                                                    
 
          
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2018, 07:35:32 AM »

eham DX forum is the far superior go-to whining and bragging medium.

HNY everyone!
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K3NRX
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 08:00:30 AM »

Whatever happened to the "DX" Cluster?

 It turns into the "merry Xmas", "gud dx in 2018" and the "HNY" instant messaging site this time of year. Bonus points are awarded on the DX cluster when USA dumbo's wish each other salutatory greetings with spots on the (once again) DX cluster.

 Then you have guys who automatically post every QSO they make in a contest on the cluster. Guess what? No one cares if you just worked California from Florida on 20 meters.

 For a real knee slapping good time just wait until Bouvet. There will be 20 spots in a row reaffirming what we already know 8 days into the DXpedition, that 3Y0Z is indeed on the air. You will also be bombarded with such gems as:

TU for 6 bands
 UP UP UP
 80 open but no 3Y0Z
 wrkd with dipole
 20 kc wide pileup
 no ears
 BINGO!!!
 When SSB?
 1st call
 SPLIT, SPLIT, SPLIT
 when cw?
 tu #331
 when rtty?
 CHAOS!!  
 pse beam SA
 Weak (also week)
 took 14 hours
 when FT8?



 My favorite dumbo spot is "nothing heard here". Why in the world are you spotting if.................Oh, never mind.

 Another classic is when guys re-spot broken callsigns with the same broken callsign. Example:

                           WZ1XXX      7010.0 P5DX    it's PY5DX     1440z  2018-Jan-01

 Interesting on how I have never seen Japanese stations all spotting the same DX station 10 times in a row. When was the last time you saw a legitimate JA spot that read, "lid op", "pse lstn for qrp" or "no ears"? They are masters of restraint, something NA & EU cluster users could learn from.  

                                                                       Tom KC0W                                                    
 
          

THAT, my friends, has got to be the best post I've ever seen summing up Stupid/Junk Cluster Spots.....Great job!....

V
K3NRX

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K4HB
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 08:18:02 AM »

By all means spot Chinese Radar. Their military will likely be watching the cluster and turn it off if US hams are complaining. But why spot it if it's not even there?

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VE3VEE
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 09:52:03 AM »


When was the last time you saw a legitimate JA spot that read, "lid op", "pse lstn for qrp" or "no ears"?
          

...minutes ago:

"JG3IWL - SV2ASP/A - 14030   - PSE QRV 07-08z for JA - 1747z - 01 Jan"

 Grin

HNY

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VA3VF
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 09:58:44 AM »

Whatever happened to the "DX" Cluster?

I can't find it, anywhere.

N0UN

The service or the software?
I think that he is trying to say that the cluster is being infiltrated my too many non-DX spots, not that the cluster is actually down  Smiley


OK...sorry. I guess I just showed that I'm not a regular cluster user. Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 04:02:38 AM »

Filters. DX Spider nodes have the most flexibility.
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