Operating  AR-Cluster V6 User Manual [Stored by DL9GTB]

 

Show Date

The  SHow DAte  command displays the current date and time. 

Examples:

show/date

 

Show Ham

The  SHow HAm  command is used for callsign database lookups.  Both the US and VE callbooks are supported.  AR-Cluster builds its own callsign database from the FCC and Canadian published data.   If your callbook information is wrong, contact your sysop and he can run a new callbook for the cluster in about 7 minuutes.

 

Examples:

show/ham n1mm                        

 

 

 

Show Heading

The  SHow HEading  displays the heading and distance to a position. The heading calculations use the latitude/longitude information that you have set with the Set/Station/LatLon command.  A Show/Heading followed by a callsign will use the position of the callsign if one is found on the network; otherwise, the position will be used based on the country of the callsign.  The position data used in performing the Show/Heading calculations is also displayed. Long path, LP, headings are also shown.

Example:

show/heading W9BF 

show/heading v73c    

 

Show Sun

The  SHow SUn  command displays the sunrise and sunset.  The following sun calculations are displayed:  sunrise/sunset, civil twilight, nautical twilight and astronomical twilight.  Sunrise/set is considered to occur when the sunís upper limb is 35 arc minutes below the horizon (this accounts for the refraction of the earthís atmosphere).   Civil twilight starts/ends when the sunís center is 6 degrees below the horizon.  Nautical twilight starts/ends when the sunís center is 12 degrees below the horizon.  Astronomical twilight starts/ends when the sunís center is 18 degrees below the horizon. 

 

A Show/Sun without any callsign defaults to sun data for your location if you have valid position information for your station.  A Show/Sun followed by a callsign will use the position of the callsign if one is found on the network; otherwise, the position will be used based on the country of the callsign (CTY lookup).  The position data used in performing the sun calculations is also displayed.

 

Examples:

show/sun 
show/sun k5ab
 
The Show/Sun command can also be used with an optional date parameter formatted as mm-dd-yyyy.

Examples:

show/sun 2-22-2012 
show/sun v73aq, 1-15-2012

 

Sample Output:

Sunrise/Sunset calculations:     Rise        Set

   Sunrise/Sunset                        13:12Z    22:41Z
   Civil twilight                             12:43Z    23:11Z
   Nautical twilight                       12:09Z    23:44Z
   Astronomical twilight               11:37Z    24:16Z
   Calculation based on position of K5AB at lat:38.583 lon:-90.267

 

 

Show Time

The  SHow TIme  command displays the current date and time. 

Examples:

show/time

 

 

Show Uptime

The  SHow UPtime  command displays the uptime for the node. 

Example:

show/uptime

 

Show Version

The  SHow VErsion  command displays the version of the AR-Cluster software

Example:

            show/version

 

 

Show ContestStation

The  SHow COnteststation  displays information about contest stations from http://www.conteststations.com/

 

Example:

            show/co ab5k

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Qslinfo

The  SHow Qslinfo  displays QSL information from the http://www.qslinfo.de database.

 

Example:

            show/qslinfo V31TG