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  a. select the '''Spot Sources''' tab, and choose one of your enabled '''Telnet DXClusters''', '''PacketCluster''', or '''IRC''' to convey your outgoing spots by clicking its '''Spots''' button on the extreme right of its sub-panel   a. select the '''Spot Sources''' tab, and choose one of your enabled '''Telnet DXClusters''', '''!PacketCluster''', or '''IRC''' to convey your outgoing spots by clicking its '''Spots''' button on the extreme right of its sub-panel
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To post a DX spot on the cluster network, To post a DX spot on the cluster network, do the following in the '''Main''' window's '''Outgoing spot''' panel:
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 1. in the '''Main''' window's '''Outgoing spot''' panel  1. type the callsign of the DX station to be spotted into the '''Call''' textbox
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  a. type the callsign of the DX station to be spotted into the '''Call''' textbox   * striking '''CTRL-DEL''' in the Call textbox will clear its contents
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   * striking CTRL-DEL in the Call textbox will clear its contents  1. type information to accompany your spot in the panel's '''Notes''' textbox
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  a. type information to accompany your spot in the panel's '''Notes''' textbox   * the Notes textbox will not accept more than 29 characters, consistent with limits imposed by DXCluster software
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   * the Notes textbox will not accept more than 29 characters, consistent with limits imposed by DXCluster software   * clicking the '''X''' button will clear the Notes textbox
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  * clicking the '''X''' button will clear the Notes textbox   * striking '''CTRL-DEL''' in the Notes textbox will clear its contents
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   * striking '''CTRL-DEL''' in the Notes textbox will clear its contents  1. type the spot frequency in kilohertz into the '''Freq''' textbox
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  a. type the spot frequency in kilohertz into the '''Freq''' textbox   * if Commander is running, the Freq textbox is replaced by a display of the current transceiver frequency, which will be used as the outgoing spot frequency
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   * if Commander is running, the Freq textbox is replaced by a display of the current transceiver frequency, which will be used as the outgoing spot frequency

  a. click the '''Cluster''' button to post the spot via the selected cluster
 1. click the '''Cluster''' button to post the spot via the selected cluster

Posting DX Spots

Configuration

If you've never configured SpotCollector to post a DX Spot,

  1. click the Main window's Config button

  2. in the Configuration window

    1. select the General tab

      1. in the General panel, specify your operator callsign

      2. in the General panel's Operator location sub-panel, select your geographic region

    2. select the Spot Sources tab, and choose one of your enabled Telnet DXClusters, PacketCluster, or IRC to convey your outgoing spots by clicking its Spots button on the extreme right of its sub-panel

Operation

To post a DX spot on the cluster network, do the following in the Main window's Outgoing spot panel:

  1. type the callsign of the DX station to be spotted into the Call textbox

    • striking CTRL-DEL in the Call textbox will clear its contents

  2. type information to accompany your spot in the panel's Notes textbox

    • the Notes textbox will not accept more than 29 characters, consistent with limits imposed by DXCluster software
    • clicking the X button will clear the Notes textbox

    • striking CTRL-DEL in the Notes textbox will clear its contents

  3. type the spot frequency in kilohertz into the Freq textbox

    • if Commander is running, the Freq textbox is replaced by a display of the current transceiver frequency, which will be used as the outgoing spot frequency
  4. click the Cluster button to post the spot via the selected cluster

Striking Ctrl-Enter in the Outgoing spot panel's Call or Notes textboxes is equivalent to clicking the Cluster button, allowing you to post a spot without removing your hands from the keyboard.

To generate a spot that is not posted to the DX cluster network but is added to your Spot Database, click the Local button instead of the Cluster button. This is useful when

  • verifying your filter settings
  • mapping active stations on the band after copying their callsign (particularly when using Commander's Band Map)


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