The table on the bandmap page shows recent RBN spots of CW club members in a dynamically updated bandmap (30 seconds update interval).
In the upper part of the page, you can specify the filter options you wish to apply. The lower part of the page shows the bandmap with the matching spots.
Do spots of your station not appear in this RBN application?
Don't you see any spots at all?
DJ5CW(3500-10150) - will only raise an alert for DJ5CW on 80m through 30m
SO5CW(1810-1840,7000-7040,18068-18168) - will only raise an alert for SO5CW on 160m, 40m and 17m in the specified ranges
The CW Club RBN spotter can display alerts for various operating awards/activities of FOC and CWops, by retrieving an user's list of needed callsigns/bands from the respective Award Tools (FOC Award Tools, CWops Award Tools).
If you're a member of either club and already upload your logs to the award tools, you can immediately be notified of new spots which are valid for the various operating awards by selecting the respetive checkboxes in the filter tab.
You can refer to this screenshot: 1. Enter your own callsign, 2. Select the desired awards for which you want to be alerted, 3. Hit the "Refresh" symbol to load your needed callsign lists from the CWops/FOC Award Tools.
There are two display options: By default, spots that are new points for awards will be shown in yellow on the normal bandmap. You can also remove all other spots if you activate the checkbox "Show only needed stations on bandmap". If you hover your mouse cursor over the spot, a small popup will show for which award the spot counts.
The award functions are currently only available on the web interface. The same function will eventually also be implemented for the telnet interface.
Note: If you want to suppress certain alerted calls, you can add them into your alert list with an exclamation mark in front of them, e.g.
!DJ5CW will mean no alerts will be generated for DJ5CW. To complete remove a call from the bandmap, prepend a tilde, e.g.
You can receive the spots via telnet by connecting to
rbn.telegraphy.de on port
7000. Filtering by club, continent (including "custom" skimmer selections), band and speed is implemented for the telnet port, as well as the block list (calls with a ~ in the alert box).
Award filters are not yet available. Any changes you make to your filters here on the website automatically applies to the telnet port. If you need multiple sets of filters, simply use SSIDs like DJ5CW-1, DJ5CW-2 and log in accordingly. If you think that additional filters could be helpful, let me know!
You can switch between the telnet stream filtered by club members and a raw stream (all spots) by entering
If you want to reduce the spot load, issue the command
set/nodupes. If enabled, only one spot per callsign on the same frequency will be posted in a 5 minute window. To switch back to all spots, enter
Ham Radio Deluxe users: If you don't see any spots, please try switching to the VE7CC output format (CC11) by entering
set/ve7cc. You can switch back with
It is possible to include a bandmap (possibly adjusted to your own needs) on your own website, e.g. a club website (example: UFT). If you need this, feel free to contact Fabian, DJ5CW and discuss the technical details.
This page was created by Fabian, DJ5CW and Frank, PA4N.
As of November 2018, Fabian took over the maintenance, further development and hosting of the CW Club Spotter. Adam, SQ9S takes care of the activity calendar. You can find the source code here: https://git.fkurz.net/dj1yfk/cwclubspotter/
Current users: 71 (web), 21 (telnet)
Comments are welcome via email - 73 de Fabian, DJ5CW (ex DJ1YFK) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|CW Operators’ Club
|First Class Operators’ Club
|High Speed Club
|Very High Speed Club
|Super High Speed Club
|Extremely High Speed Club
|Straight Key Century Club
|Arbeitsgemeinschaft CW (DL)
|North American QRP CW Club
|Bug Users Group
|Russian CW Club
|The Less Involved Data Society
|Novice Rig Round-Up
|QRP Amateur Radio Club International
|Grupo Juizforano de CW
|Tortugas CW Club
|Second Class Operators’ Club
|Union Française des Télégraphistes
|Essex CW ARC
|Long Island CW Club
|EA CW Club
|Netherlands Telegraphy Club
|Maritime Operators Radiotelegraphy Service
|Four State QRP Group
|30m CW Activity Group
|Polski Klub Radiotelegrafistów
|Helvetia Telegraphy Club
|International CW Club U-QRQ
|Grupo Português de CW
|Marconi Club dell A.R.I. di Loano
|True Blue DXers Club
Most of the lists are updated automatically every day at 17:20 UTC. Those with an older update date are updated manually/on request only because no suitable list is available online.
Missing your favorite club? Get in touch!
|Event calendar updated/improved (allows scrolling now, improved backend, dynamic reloading...)
|Instead of filtering Skimmers by continent, users can now select arbitrary Skimmers from a map (custom filter).
|Always show calls from alert list (regardless of "Show only needed stations on bandmap" checkbox)
|Hovering over a callsign now shows name and club numbers (so far only implemented for FOC, more to come)
|Award Alerts: Allow suppressing alerts for selected calls - tnx SM6LRR/RM2D
|Added new club: True Blue DXers Club (TBDXC) - tnx SM6LRR/RM2D
|Clicking on a frequency now opens the WebSDR of Twente University on that frequency - tnx DL8ABG
|Add "Top 9" frequencies - tnx SQ9S
|Add new club: Marconi Club (ARI Loano)- tnx SQ9S & IK1QBT
|Add new club: GPCW - tnx CT1BQH
|Add new club: U-QRQ-C - tnx UA9BA
|Spot filtering for CWops and FOC awards
|Add new club: HTC - tnx HB9AFH
|Add new club: SPCWC - tnx SQ9S
|Add new club: 30CW - tnx VK5EEE/G4OJW
|Band and speed filters now also work on the telnet interface - suggested by AI4FH.
|Add new club: 4SQRP - tnx K4VLP
|Add new club: MORSE - tnx IK0PHU
|Add new club: NTC - tnx PA3HEN
|Speed filtering for QRS improved (more options, previously "<20" was the lowest) - tnx RM2D/SM6LRR.
|Add new club: A1 Club - tnx JE1TRV.
|Add new club: Marinefunker - tnx DL3DXX.
|Add new club: EACW - tnx EA4BW.
|Add new club: Long Island CW Club - tnx K2MZ.
|Alerts: Always show calls from alert list, even when they are not members of selected clubs.
|Add new club: Essex CW ARC
|Add new club: UFT (Union Française des Télégraphistes) - tnx F5IYJ
|Add a calendar of CW operating events - tnx SQ9S
|Move RBN activity stats to rbn.telegraphy.de. Add support for 6m, 4m, 2m.
|Show a table of CW club frequencies (optional) - tnx SQ9S
|Deselecting all clubs now shows all unfiltered spots.
|Added TORCW (Tortugas CW Club)
|Alerts now shown all bands (not just first). Visual alert includes frequencies.
|Added QRP ARCI
|Added NRR (Novice Rig Round-Up).
|Show alerted rows in yellow to make them stand out better.
|Added "Alerts". Enter calls you like to be alerted about, visually or with a Morse alert!
|Added a new club: LIDS
|Callsigns now either link to QRZ.com, HamQTH.com or RBN Activity Reports.
|New club: RCWC added.
|Enable telnet port (
|Make hiding/abbreviating club names optional.
|Added new clubs: AGCW, NAQCC, BUG - new clubs can now easily be added!
|Recognize calls with portable indicators (e.g. SP/DJ1YFK); avoid multiple spots per band for one callsign.
|After running the CW Club Spotter for 5 years, Frank/PA4N hands over operations to Fabian/DJ1YFK. The new URL is: http://rbn.telegraphy.de/
|Added support for 60 meters
|Updated FOC memberships list so it recognizes alternate call signs too
|Remember the 'show/hide filter' setting between sessions
|Added 'self-spots' feature
|Bug fix: when filtering on HSC members, members of VHSC/SHSC/EHSC but not of HSC would be shown
|Added 'hide filter' option to the filter section of the page
|Application is stable; no longer 'experimental'. Moved application from port 1161 to the more common port 80
|Application will now be started after server reboot, so can run unattended
|Removed console.log (doesn't work on IE8/IE9)
|Moved info to separate page; added counter displaying # users on info page
|Added table sort on all columns; added call sign filter
|Filtered out non-CW spots (RTTY, PSK...)
|Fixes for IE8/IE9 (X-UA-Compatible and onchange->onclick)
|Changed bandmap-view.php to bandmap.html etc, added sequence number in call to PHP program
|Added Google Analytics
|Added configurable max spot age
|Added Set all / clear all buttons
|Added lowest-highest WPM listing
|Added VHSC, SHSC, EHSC
|Added band filter
|Fixed setting of cookies, fixed race condition regarding 'onload'
|Added cookies, SKCC, updated layout, changelog. More speed options
|Split source code into view and model
|Added speed filtering
|First version by Frank, PA4N. Support for CWops and HSC added
|Original version for FOC, by Fabian, DJ1YFK