There are also several web based clusters. Some allow more elaborate filtering, so if you need JD1, you can set it up so only JD1 spots will be displayed. Here are links to few that I have played with:
http://www.dxsummit.fi/DxSpots.aspx; http://www.dxwatch.com/; http://www.nc7j.com/
On Line DXWatch Cluster & DX-Pedition News
DX Code of Conduct
- I will listen, and listen, and then listen again before calling.
- I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
- I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.
- I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling.
-I will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
- I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
- I will always send my full call sign.
- I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
- I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
- I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
- I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
- When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
- I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
- I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.
The dreaded Wouff-Hong! If you need to, Google it.
Latest Propagation Bulletin from the Southgate Amateur Radio News
"In a nutshell this website shows all the reported propagation paths on all the bands. The data is provided by actual DX spots, CW reverse beacons, and JT/WSPR/PSK reporting system reports. It graphically depicts the “real” propagation paths verified by qso’s."
What do these numbers mean? Or, a bit more info from the ARRL.
|DX Zone CQ Amateur radio||DX QSL NET Search many DX logs|
|Michigan DX Association||DX Notebook|
|NG3K Announced DX Operations||ARRL Logbook of the World|
|Near Real Time MUF Map||Amateur Radio Contest/DX Page|
|ARRL Contest Update||ARRL Contesting Page|
|The Contest and DX Library by KA9FOX||Michigan QSO Party|
|This Week's Contests Compiled by WA7BNM||Annual CQ Contest Calendar|
|WA7BNM 12-Month Contest Calendar|