CW Club RBN Spotter info

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.

Some details:

Do spots of your station not appear in this RBN application?

Don't you see any spots at all?


Award specific alerting

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. ~DJ5CW.

Connect via telnet

You can receive the spots via telnet by connecting to 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 set/clubs and set/raw respectively.

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 set/dupes.

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 set/normal

Embedding into your own website

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:

Current users: 51 (web), 12 (telnet)

Comments are welcome via email - 73 de Fabian, DJ5CW (ex DJ1YFK) <>

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Last updates of member lists

ClubWebsiteDateCalls (approx.)
CWOPSCW Operators’ Club20-July-20243564
FOCFirst Class Operators’ Club20-July-20241303
HSCHigh Speed Club20-July-20241408
VHSCVery High Speed Club20-July-2024379
SHSCSuper High Speed Club20-July-2024195
EHSCExtremely High Speed Club20-July-2024122
SKCCStraight Key Century Club20-July-202428909
AGCWArbeitsgemeinschaft CW (DL)20-July-20242290
NAQCCNorth American QRP CW Club20-July-202411831
BUGBug Users Group24-June-2024344
RCWCRussian CW Club20-July-20241620
LIDSThe Less Involved Data Society20-July-2024564
NRRNovice Rig Round-Up20-July-20241231
QRPARCIQRP Amateur Radio Club International20-July-202417684
CWJFGrupo Juizforano de CW20-July-2024826
TORCWTortugas CW Club20-July-2024792
SOCSecond Class Operators’ Club20-July-20241494
UFTUnion Française des Télégraphistes20-July-2024290
ECWARCEssex CW ARC20-July-2024692
LICWLong Island CW Club20-July-2024516
EACWEA CW Club03-March-2024633
A1CA1 Club20-July-20244936
NTCNetherlands Telegraphy Club20-July-2024309
MORSEMaritime Operators Radiotelegraphy Service20-July-2024101
4SQRPFour State QRP Group20-July-20243564
30CW30m CW Activity Group20-July-2024406
SPCWCPolski Klub Radiotelegrafistów07-October-2023372
HTCHelvetia Telegraphy Club03-December-2021266
UQRQCInternational CW Club U-QRQ20-July-2024126
GPCWGrupo Português de CW24-July-202258
MCARIMarconi Club dell A.R.I. di Loano20-July-2024845
SMHSCSwedish High Speed Club20-July-2024147

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.

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Site changes

24-Apr-2024Removed TBDXC (defunct club), added SMHSC (Swedish High Speed Club), tnx EA6BF
29-Nov-2023Event calendar updated/improved (allows scrolling now, improved backend, dynamic reloading...)
14-Oct-2023Instead of filtering Skimmers by continent, users can now select arbitrary Skimmers from a map (custom filter).
29-Jul-2023Always show calls from alert list (regardless of "Show only needed stations on bandmap" checkbox)
15-Apr-2023Hovering over a callsign now shows name and club numbers (so far only implemented for FOC, more to come)
14-Mar-2023Award Alerts: Allow suppressing alerts for selected calls - tnx SM6LRR/RM2D
18-Jan-2023Added new club: True Blue DXers Club (TBDXC) - tnx SM6LRR/RM2D
15-Jan-2023Clicking on a frequency now opens the WebSDR of Twente University on that frequency - tnx DL8ABG
20-Aug-2022Add "Top 9" frequencies - tnx SQ9S
14-Mar-2022Add new club: Marconi Club (ARI Loano)- tnx SQ9S & IK1QBT
03-Feb-2022Add new club: GPCW - tnx CT1BQH
19-Jan-2022Add new club: U-QRQ-C - tnx UA9BA
06-Jan-2022Spot filtering for CWops and FOC awards
22-Nov-2021Add new club: HTC - tnx HB9AFH
22-Jun-2021Add new club: SPCWC - tnx SQ9S
15-May-2021Add new club: 30CW - tnx VK5EEE/G4OJW
07-May-2021Band and speed filters now also work on the telnet interface - suggested by AI4FH.
24-Apr-2021Add new club: 4SQRP - tnx K4VLP
17-Apr-2021Add new club: MORSE - tnx IK0PHU
03-Mar-2021Add new club: NTC - tnx PA3HEN
22-Feb-2021Speed filtering for QRS improved (more options, previously "<20" was the lowest) - tnx RM2D/SM6LRR.
11-Feb-2021Add new club: A1 Club - tnx JE1TRV.
06-Feb-2021Add new club: Marinefunker - tnx DL3DXX.
03-Feb-2021Add new club: EACW - tnx EA4BW.
25-Jan-2021Add new club: Long Island CW Club - tnx K2MZ.
24-Dec-2020Alerts: Always show calls from alert list, even when they are not members of selected clubs.
10-Nov-2020Add new club: Essex CW ARC
21-Oct-2020Add new club: UFT (Union Française des Télégraphistes) - tnx F5IYJ
21-Aug-2020Add a calendar of CW operating events - tnx SQ9S
27-Jul-2020Move RBN activity stats to Add support for 6m, 4m, 2m.
16-Jul-2020Show a table of CW club frequencies (optional) - tnx SQ9S
14-Jul-2020Deselecting all clubs now shows all unfiltered spots.
14-Jun-2020Added SOC
11-May-2020Added TORCW (Tortugas CW Club)
21-Apr-2020Alerts now shown all bands (not just first). Visual alert includes frequencies.
17-Apr-2020Added CWJF
09-Apr-2020Added QRP ARCI
29-Mar-2020Added NRR (Novice Rig Round-Up).
29-Mar-2020Show alerted rows in yellow to make them stand out better.
10-Mar-2020Added "Alerts". Enter calls you like to be alerted about, visually or with a Morse alert!
07-Mar-2020Added a new club: LIDS
25-Feb-2020Callsigns now either link to, or RBN Activity Reports.
25-Feb-2020New club: RCWC added.
25-Feb-2020Enable telnet port (
17-Feb-2020Make hiding/abbreviating club names optional.
12-Feb-2020Added new clubs: AGCW, NAQCC, BUG - new clubs can now easily be added!
01-Nov-2018Recognize calls with portable indicators (e.g. SP/DJ1YFK); avoid multiple spots per band for one callsign.
29-Oct-2018After running the CW Club Spotter for 5 years, Frank/PA4N hands over operations to Fabian/DJ1YFK. The new URL is:
11-Jan-2015Added support for 60 meters
11-Sep-2014Updated FOC memberships list so it recognizes alternate call signs too
15-Jan-2014Remember the 'show/hide filter' setting between sessions
05-Dec-2013Added 'self-spots' feature
01-Dec-2013Bug fix: when filtering on HSC members, members of VHSC/SHSC/EHSC but not of HSC would be shown
12-Nov-2013Added 'hide filter' option to the filter section of the page
17-Aug-2013Application is stable; no longer 'experimental'. Moved application from port 1161 to the more common port 80
19-Jun-2013Application will now be started after server reboot, so can run unattended
14-Jun-2013Removed console.log (doesn't work on IE8/IE9)
12-Jun-2013Moved info to separate page; added counter displaying # users on info page
12-Jun-2013Added table sort on all columns; added call sign filter
10-Jun-2013Filtered out non-CW spots (RTTY, PSK...)
03-Jun-2013Fixes for IE8/IE9 (X-UA-Compatible and onchange->onclick)
14-May-2013Changed bandmap-view.php to bandmap.html etc, added sequence number in call to PHP program
13-May-2013Added Google Analytics
13-May-2013Added configurable max spot age
07-May-2013Added Set all / clear all buttons
07-May-2013Added lowest-highest WPM listing
05-May-2013Added VHSC, SHSC, EHSC
05-May-2013Added band filter
04-May-2013Fixed setting of cookies, fixed race condition regarding 'onload'
04-May-2013Added cookies, SKCC, updated layout, changelog. More speed options
02-May-2013Split source code into view and model
01-May-2013Added speed filtering
30-Apr-2013Added FISTS
26-Apr-2013First version by Frank, PA4N. Support for CWops and HSC added
12-Jan-2013Original version for FOC, by Fabian, DJ1YFK

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