NKCCluster 2.5.9 has been released to Google Play today and will be gradually rolled out to all users by the end of the week.
This version improves filtering of CW and digital spots on HF, in particular FT8 spots being erroneously presented with only CW filters enabled.
This bug has been reported by several users in the past few months and the initial intention was to include this fix as part of a major forthcoming release but eventually I had to postpone the forthcoming release due to several rather complex bugs I am still trying to address and decided to at least backport this improvement to 2.5.
Please report any potential issues to e-mail alias published on NKCCluster Google Play page or using the "E-mail" function in the NKCCluster "Help" menu.
- Category: NKCCluster
Have you ever thought about running your own DX cluster node? I must admit for a long time I didn't use to think I needed it until recently when, in order to speed up NKCCluster development, it became apparent to me that a DX cluster node I could easily deploy in a CI environment would considerably speed up my development process.
Although DX Spider Installation is well documented, I wanted something that I could "fire & forget" and spin up a running DX cluster node in seconds. It seemed to me that a Docker image would be a very convenient way to achieve this. After some googling, I couldn't find anything on the Internet, although on GitHub there exist several repositories whose contents suggest others had similar idea (unfortunately, with no tangible results).
I thus decided to develop the DX Spider Docker image myself. Although it is still in its early stage, it is already functional enough to bring up a working DX Spider node in seconds. Its source code is in GitHub repository kconkas/dxspider-deployment and the image itself is available in identically named DockerHub repository.
Give it a try and see if you like it. GitHub pull requests and bug reports are very welcome.
Note: this image will only get you a running DX Spider node, but will not link it with any other nodes. If you'd like to link it with another node, you will need to agree this with an owner of another active node and configure your connect file for it. You can find more details about it on the DX Spider Wiki.
Huge thanks to Dirk Koopman (G1TLH), the author of DX Spider, for this invaluable piece of software.
- Category: Hamradio