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What Is The DX Cluster And What Are Spots?

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The DX Cluster is a world wide network of connected computers where radio amateurs and SWL’s send “DX spots”.

A DX spot is a short piece of information containing details of distant (DX) stations they have heard or made contact with. As a result this gives other stations some idea of what can be heard and where in real time.

Live DX Cluster

A live feed is shown below. “de” is the sender the spot. “dx” is the station heard, “freq” is the frequency in MHz. “time” is very obviously, the time in UTC and date the spot was sent.

The table will update automatically as spots are sent.