I often access the cluster from a smart phone. Most of the good DX web sites are advertising and displaying graphics, with filtering tools etc. While this is excellent for regular internet use, it’s not really desirable on a phone interface. Also, page refreshing is often a hinderance!


I have written a very light DX Cluster web site with these problems in mind. It is able to detect common device screens (eg. iPhone) and is specifically designed to be extremely lightweight and simple. There are two versions:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/ - The DX Cluster, with unlimited storage

and

http://skimmer.g7vjr.org/ - Skimmer spots for the last 24 hours max.


Choose the site you want and then you can apply the following options. In my examples, I am using dxlite.g7vjr.org.


To get the output in XML:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?xml=1


To display the DXCC country info (as determined by Club Log):


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?full=1


To search in a particular band:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?band=160


or for 6m up:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?band=vhf


To search for a particular callsign (or prefix):


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?dx=N8S


To specify how many results (default 50, maximum 500):


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?limit=125

 

To have the page automatically reload every 30 seconds, use refresh=1:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?refresh=1


To see spots by, and about, a specific call, use spotter:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?spotter=g7vjr


If you find the dx= flag too broad (because it uses sub-strings) you can try dxexact instead, eg:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?dxexact=N1A


To filter by the spotter (eg. “spots from stations beginning with G”) use:



http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?filter=G&dx=VK9



To filter by DXCC ID (as per the ADIF spec) use dxcc:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?dxcc=222


You can use most these arguments together, for example:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?band=160&dx=n8s&refresh=1


Lastly, as I like to follow CWOps members and FOC members online, I've added a filter for these clubs too:


http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?cwops=1

http://dxlite.g7vjr.org/?foc=1