OperatingAR-Cluster V6 User Manual

 

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 COnteststationdisplays information about contest stations from http://www.conteststations.com/

 

Example:

††††††††††† show/co ab5k

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Qslinfo

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

 

Example:

††††††††††† show/qslinfo V31TG