This page has some Usefull information about Using

            AR-Cluster Version 4 & 6. (Ver 6.1.5123)


**** Local DX-Cluster on 144.950MhZ FM Packet ****

  ( The RF Node is Running AR-Cluster Ver.4.6 and NO login Required to Monitor)



* Telnet into N8NOE's AR-Cluster Ver. 6.1 ( Standard DX Node)*

                        (( If your adding this to a Program: port 23 ))


* Telnet into N8NOE's AR-Cluster Ver. 6.1 (DX+Skimmer)*

(( Now Supports CW, FT8 & RTTY Skimmer: port 7373 ))


     Standard Ports are open for NODE connections Also: 
       Telnet: 23
       Telnet: Skimmer 7373
       ARC6-Server: 3607
       ARC6-User: 3608
       ARC4 Active: 3605
       ARC4-Passive: 3606

If you are Running a Node, Feel Free to connect for Feed.



NOTE for RYTelnet Users:

When using RYTelnet under OSX Lion & Mountain Lion, To save Settings and information

You will need to give (Read & Write) Permission to the /Library/Preferances/rytelnetsettings

To change the prividiledges Right Click on the File, Get Info on the file or folder, then click on the "+" at the bottom and select Adminstrators from the popup. You may also have to give Permission to the Application and the Library Folder itself. This seems to fix the program and let you edit and save your Settings.

(( NOTE: If your Using RYTelnet or Need Telnet Services,under High Sierra 10.13 OSX  You will need to have a older or last version of Telnet from your /usr/bin folder. Reboot into Recovery mode by holding the Command & R Key, Enter Terminal and type: CSRUTIL DISABLE , hit Enter Then Reboot your computer. Then Copy the older Version of Telnet you kept or got from another OSX version into your current /usr/bin folder. Once Coplete with moving files in place, Reboot into Recoverey mode and Re-Enable CSRUTIL ENABLE as you really want this on.))



NOTE for ARCluster ClientUsers:

When you Load Cluster Client, Be sure you get the (ADDRESS FIX FILE) and read the File inside it. The File is a little old and some addresses are Wrong, PLEASE use the file I have and overwrite the file inside the CFG Folder. You can edit the file manually with a standard text editor also if you like to add servers.


AR-Cluster Quick Command Summary Ver.4

AR-Cluster Quick Command Summary Ver.6


 The key to selecting a cluster is performance. With the addition of CW Skimmer spots and the Reverse Beacon Network the demands on the DX-Cluster system have increased by orders of magnitude. Existing cluster software has demonstrated scalability issues and software authors have reduced features and/or imposed spot filters just so they can keep up. The approach in AR-Cluster version 6 was to build a multi-threaded application from ground up that was optimized for the high spot volumes. Users can get 100% of the raw spotting data or apply their own filters as needed.

Claims like "By far the fastest cluster package" with no supporting metrics are touted but what DXers and contesters really need to know is can the cluster application keep up with present day loads and scale to future spot volumes without imposed filtering?

How fast is it? You do the math, in AR-Cluster, performance metrics are calculated in real time and logged in the app log.

 It's extremely fast. AR-Cluster has been tested at spot rates of over one million spots per hour and a CPU utilization of less than 20 percent. AR-Cluster was chosen as a key cluster technology to run on the Reverse Beacon Network. Additionally, AR-Cluster has also been used as the spot aggregator at the K3LR contest station for several years.

On the user side, there is a brand new client application called AR-Cluster Client. Click for AR-Cluster Client demo

QUICK COMMAND to Show FT8 Spots on the Node (Copy/Paste) Save as a MACRO, either in your Software or directly on the Node:

SH/DX (Freq >= 1839 AND Freq <= 1843 OR Freq >= 3572 AND Freq <= 3576 OR Freq >= 7073 AND Freq <= 7077 OR Freq>=10135 AND Freq<10139 OR Freq >= 14073 AND Freq <= 14078 OR Freq >= 18099 AND Freq <= 18103 OR Freq >= 21073 AND Freq <= 21077 OR Freq >= 24914 AND Freq <= 24918 OR Freq >= 28073 AND Freq <= 28077 OR Freq >= 50312 AND Freq <= 50316)

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