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Automatic 144MHz E-skip Alerts for North America
How does it work?
- Every 5 minutes, the DXrobot fetches the
latest loggings from the 144MHz propagation logger. After that the robot scans all the spots for any
E-skip related text (for example the
word "sporadic" or "Es", etc.).
When there is a match, then the DXrobot will immediately post a short warning email to
the E-skip alertlist for North America. In this way, all persons on the mailinglist are immediately
informed about Es openings on the 144 MHz bands!
Click here for the list of loggings that were harvested by the DXrobot.
- Remember, this system can only work when people (including you!) report the band conditions at the 144MHz propagation logger. So, when you work any Es on 2M, please report it ASAP at the 144MHz propagation logger and include the word "Es" somewhere in your message. This will automatically cause the DXrobot to issue an alert to your fellow 2M operators!
That's cool! Now how can I subscribe to the mailinglist?
- Click here to start the mailing list manager. Then select the list named "eskip-na" or "eskip-na-early".
Will I receive any other email via this mailinglist?
- No. Only the DXrobot can post warning messages to the
mailinglist, and no one
else. So you won't receive any spam either.
Can I use my mobile phone to receive the E-skip alerts?
- The alert message that is sent is very short. This makes it possible to
be handled as a SMS message. Most modern mobile phones can receive short
emails via SMS. In this way you can receive the E-skip warnings at any
time, even when your
computer is off-line! Contact your telephone network provider for details on
setting up your mobile phone's email account. Then subscribe your phone's emailaddress
the mailinglist as described above.
Note: The DXrobot itself is free, but your telephone provider may charge you
a small amount for each email received on your mobile phone.
What happens to the emailaddress(es) I supply?
- Almost nothing, they will only be placed on the
mailinglist. Your emailaddress will not be given away to anybody. Even other
DXrobot users have no access to the list.