* Package name : pydxcluster
Version : 1.14
Upstream Author : Jakab Szilárd
* URL : http://sourceforge.net/projects/pydxcluster/ * License : (GPL-3)
Programming Lang: (Python)
Description : Dxcluster reporting software for Linux ; Ham Radio
Ext. Desc copied directly from: <http://www.amateur-radio-wiki.net/>
A DX Cluster is in essence a "chatroom" or node into which amateur DX
hunters can post information about DX either worked or heard.
Physically, it is a central computer that collects, stores and
disseminates information that hams send to it. There are thousands of
nodes around the world, connected together via the internet or radio.
connection to a cluster is by either telnet or packet radio.
The networked nature of DX clusters is perhaps its most powerful
feature as it gives amateurs almost instant access to information about
rare and unusual DX conditions such as meteor scatter or VHF ducting.
Cluster users will use computer software (for example, many logging
programs have this capability) that is capable of communicating with
the cluster. On initial login, users will be asked to provide station
information. This allows other hams compare DX openings to their
physical position, and hence to make informed decisions about beam
direction for example. New information is passed on to logged in users