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Cluster Scanner

Post by k5yvy » 09 Feb 2020, 16:11

I find that I actually miss having the Cluster scanner option, where you can see spotted stations in 5khz steps or so from your current frequency. Would like to see that feature again if possible.

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Re: Cluster Scanner

Post by kd0zv » 09 Feb 2020, 16:29

From my understanding its been replaced with Bandmap.
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Re: Cluster Scanner

Post by KA4CDN » 15 Feb 2020, 23:19

I concur with K5YVY - I miss the Cluster Scanner. The Band Map is way too busy.
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Re: Cluster Scanner

Post by PG8M » 16 Feb 2020, 10:31

The former clusterscanner would be filled also now due to the ARRL Inter. DX Contest CW.
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Re: Cluster Scanner

Post by KA4CDN » 17 Feb 2020, 11:02

Yes but I find it much more useful. As a matter of fact, I ran the V1 Cluster scanner during the contest because the V2 Band Map was not useful with so much activity. In your image, it tells me the four spotted stations that were on freq. With the band map I guarantee you would not have been able to determine that. The green lines would be a blob and un-follow-able.

In my image, quick, tell me the four closest stations!

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Re: Cluster Scanner

Post by kd0zv » 17 Feb 2020, 12:20

If it would zoom in further, follow the radio and retain the settings from previous use it would be fine.

That said my use is not really for contest as N1MM bandmap would be better suited for the task.

During the contest I ran N1MM to work the band and kept Log4OM filtered to CW and only new ones. So if a new country popped up on any band, I would switch bands.
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Re: Cluster Scanner

Post by KA4CDN » 08 Mar 2020, 11:17

Fully zoomed in on the new Bandmap centered on 7.190.9. The station is VP5M.
The old Cluster Scanner is also shown and again I maintain that it is way more useful. The Bandmap is showing lots of stations higher in frequency but not below. (I do note that different clusters are in use between the V1 and V2 but the spots are above the same). Trying to follow those green lines is not fast.

Please bring back the V1 Cluster Scanner!

Question: The User Manual says: "Multiple Cluster viewer band maps by band and mode". How do I select Mode?

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FWIW: The Connect->"Band map" menu opens a window called "Cluster Vew". Names should be consistent throughout the s/w package. Buttons/menu items should match window titles.

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