[CQ-Contest] New Reverse Beacon AR Cluster Node Available for Russian Contest

Barry Gross n1eu.barry at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 13:13:26 PDT 2011

Pete, no luck with this link:


Thanks & 73,
Barry N1EU

On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 6:29 PM, Pete Smith <n4zr at contesting.com> wrote:
> A new RBN Telnet cluster node is now available at
> http://arcluster.reversebeacon.net port 7000, using the latest AR
> Cluster Server Version 6 beta.  The new node is running in parallel with
> the RBN node at telnet.reversebeacon.net port 7000, which uses the
> DXSpider node software.
> Why ARC6?  This new version of AR Cluster uses revised filtering syntax
> that makes it possible to concatenate multiple filtering commands in a
> single message to the cluster, which in turn makes it possible to
> conveniently send messages to adjust your filters from the message
> buttons of typical telnet clients and logging programs.  For example, I
> put the single filter command:  "SET DX FILTER call=n4zr OR (SKIMMER AND
> UNIQUE>2)  and (spotterstate=md OR spotterstate=pa OR spotterstate=va OR
> spotterstate=WV)" in one button in my logging software.  This single
> command lets through any spots of my call from anywhere in the world (so
> I know when I've been spotted), and otherwise restricts spots sent to me
> to those heard by at least 2 Skimmers and originating from MD, PA, VA or
> WV.  The "at least 2" requirement sharply reduces the number of busted
> calls that make it through to the user.
> To open up to the full flow from the RBN, I simply send SET DX Filter
> from another button.  You can of course revise these to fit your needs;
> information on AR Cluster filtering is at
> http://www.ab5k.net/ArcDocsVer6/UserManual/ArxDx.htm .
> I'm hoping for a good test next weekend.  If you would normally connect
> to the RBN, try connecting to this node instead, and give it a workout.
> --
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at www.conteststations.com
> The Reverse Beacon Network at http://reversebeacon.net, blog at reversebeacon.blogspot.com,
> spots at telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000
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