DXLog.net.DXC

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Program

DXLog.net.DXC is a multi connection DX Cluster client for DXL, it can handle multiple WAN connections to various DX Cluster Servers as well as local CW Skimmers.

The program can be run stand alone on any PC on the network and its data is sent via UPD to all network connected DXL's

It has the ability to automatically track a CAT controlled radio connected to one instance of DXL on the local network, this allows auto QSY of the local skimmer, provided the radio connected to the CW skimmer supports this.

So start click on the DXlog.net.DXC icon on the desktop of from the start menu

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Setup

When the program is first started you must set up the callsign you will use to connect to the cluster servers. Click on settings and user data

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fill in your callsign and click OK

Next you must set up the network so DXlog.net.DXC knows where to broadcast out the received cluster data.

Click on settings and Network

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If your using on the same computer as DXL then broadcast IP 127.255.255.255 will only broadcast the data to this PC and DXL on this computer.

If you are using multiple computers or a stand alone then the broadcast IP must be the same as that in DXL's network settings ie 192.168.0.255

The broadcast UDP port setting must be set the same as that in DXL usually 9888

The station ID can be anything you want but should not be the same as any other DXL on the network

Once set up click OK

If you are running a local skimmer then next you should set up the Skimmer Bandwidth to replicate that as set in CW Skimmer

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If you want CW skimmer to track a radio on one of the networked DXL's, set up the tracking type

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Fixed on bandwidth/2 uses the set skimmer bandwidth divided by 2 to give the center freq, so 96hkz/2 = 48 .. so on 40m the skimmer would be set to 7.048 Same as tracking station follows the selected network connected radio's VFO Dynamically calculated keeps a fixed frequency of bandwidth/2 until the connected radio's VFO is tuned above 3/4 of the bandwidth, it will then QSY up 25khz, if the radio is tuned back down, the skimmer will QSY back down.

Operation

Once set up you can now connect to your favorite cluster servers from the dropdown list, select and click connect. If you want to add or amend this list, this must be done from within DXL. [1]

You can add another cluster server connection with settings | new tab, this will create a new tab and the connection process is the same.

If you want networked stations to be able to send commands to the connected cluster then tick the cluster CMD box for that particular connection.

If you have a local CW skimmer then DXLog.netDXC can send automatic QSY commands, decide which DXL station you want the CW. Skimmer to track, click on track station on the local skimmers tab and enter the station ID into the box and press enter. Now tick the Skimmer CMD check box on the local skimmer tab.

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Once complete try band QSY on the radio connected to that station, you should see the QSY command sent and the CWSkimmer QSY.

If you have multiple tabs and want to connect to all the servers, goto operating and connect all, this will issue connect commands on all tabs

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Now if you open DXcluster monitor on all LAN network connected DXL you should see the data from DXlog.net.DXC propagating through.

You have the option of setting up 10 user definable buttons which are at the bottom of the DXlog.net.DXC window, these allow you to send cluster commands with one click. To set, right click on a button, set the name and the command you would like to one click send and then click OK.

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