This tool is intended to provide a rapid overview of where
digital mode activity is happening on the HF bands.
It uses realtime updates from
which are only being processed while you have this page open -
all the computation is happening in your browser and nothing is
saved. It does not provide any historical data, which you can
view on the
Your DXCC - The DXCC where you are located.
We listen for spots made by receiving stations here.
Target DXCC - Specify a DXCC here if you're
only interested in stations from one place, otherwise leave
Mode - Specify a mode here if you're only
interested in stations using that mode, otherwise leave set
Your locator - Your 4 or more character
Maidenhead locator. Used to determine which spots are local to you.
Reset time - How often should we discard
collected data and start over. Best to keep this low as
showing stale information isn't very useful. This can be
changed at any time without having to click "Go" and losing
data you have already collected.
Only local spots - Enabling this option
will drastically reduce the number of spots that you will
Enabled: Only process spots made by
receiving stations in the same grid square as you.
You must supply a locator, or you
won't see any spots.
Disabled: Process spots from
receiving stations anywhere in your DXCC
Once you submit the form, the URL will be updated with the current options, allowing you to bookmark custom settings.
The stats gathered from the live spots are presented in a couple
of different ways.
Hottest right now
The most popular band, mode and DXCC combination.
Bands, Modes, and DXCCs in order of hotness
These text lists show the items in order of popularity. Hover
over Bands to see which DXCCs have been spotted on that band, or
hover over DXCCs to see which bands they have been spotted on.
Bands and DXCCs are also clickable, which opens a popup with
Text list of spots made by stations in your grid square.
[Reporting station]: [Spotted station] [Spotted DXCC]
[Signal report] [Band] [Mode] [Frequency]
Text list of spots of stations that are operating away from the
usual FT8/FT4 watering holes. We say a spot is unusual when it
is more than 3500Hz away from the spot frequency for that band.
This is often juicy DX, but it will also contain many false
positives (e.g. when someone is 3501Hz away).
[Timestamp] [Reporting station]: [Spotted station] [Spotted
DXCC] [Signal report] [Band] [Mode] [Frequency]
Similar to a pie chart, these clearly show the relative
proportions of traffic. Hover over segments to see the
For clarity, the band chart uses the same colours for bands as
PSKreporter. Colours for the DXCC and Mode charts are randomly
generated at page load, but will remain the same thoughout a
session. If you don't like the colours you have, just refresh
the page for a new set.