Stations whose pefixes are configured for alerts are highlighted in green.
After upgrading to a new Droid-based smartphone a few days ago I started looking for an app that would monitor DX spots and alert me when the target of interest appeared. As far as I can tell there are two apps available that will monitor DX spots – NKCCluster and DX Cluster.
Of those, only DX Cluster has an alert feature.
I bought ($2.49), downloaded and installed the app, fired it up and connected with the cluster via AI9T, one of several choices. Then I configured it to show spots only made by W and VE hams in the CW portion of 10-80 meters.
So far, so good – the screen filled up with appropriate spots.
And now my reason for downloading this app…which, Murphy-like, is exactly where it initially failed to perform: Continue reading '“DX Cluster” app for Droid – updated & improved'»
More apps for hams, including a PSK31 encoder/decoder, Morse decoder, Morse trainer, NCDXF beacon indicator and DX Cluster app.
I haven’t tried any of them but will soon.
Here they are.
Even as my new smart phone continues to prove its worth, new justifications for its purchase keep trickling in.
I’ve been using QRPSPOTS (on the computer, in the shack) for a while now to find out who’s operating afield but will soon need a way to post spots from afield myself. From Guy N7UN’s tutorial here, Martin VA3SIE’s here and from a recently-downloaded app for Twitter called Seesmic, I think I’ll be good to go in short order. Continue reading 'Twitter and QRPSPOTS'»
Christmas has come early this year in the form of a Motorola Defy smart phone. Tinkering with it, comparing apps with co-workers and reading about it online has me amazed, and I don’t think of myself as being easily impressed.
Going to this phone from my old one has been the equivalent of going from my FT840 to the K3. I’ve tried and then uninstalled several apps that sounded like they may be useful but turned out to be too gimmicky.
Here are a few that pass muster in terms of either usefulness or of being too interesting not to keep – and that may appeal to other hams as well: Continue reading 'Droid apps for hams'»