Analyzing Propagation From Active DX Stations

SpotCollector can use reports of active DX stations by stations near your QTH to display activity on each band by time of day, and to display activity on each band by continent.

Band Activity by Time of Day

To display a band vs time-of-day analysis of DX stations reported by a station within a specified distance of your QTH,

  1. click the Main window's Prop button to display SpotCollector's Propagation window

  2. click the Propagation window's the Bands vs Time button

  3. in the DX active during the past 24 hours panel, set the Max distance box; only DX stations reported by stations within this distance of your QTH will qualify to be included in the analysis

  4. click the DX active during the past 24 hours panel's Filter & Analyze button

The Propagation window will display a bar chart for each band, with each chart showing the number of qualifying DX stations during each of the day's 24 UTC hours. Double-clicking a bar in these charts will filter the Spot Database Display to show the specific DX stations that were active on that band at that time.

Band Activity by Continent

To display a band vs location analysis of DX stations reported by a station within a specified distance of your QTH,

  1. click the Main window's Prop button to display SpotCollector's Propagation window

  2. click the Propagation window's the Bands vs Continents button

  3. specify the analysis interval in the box to the immediate right of the Bands vs Continents button, in hours

  4. in the DX active during the past 24 hours panel, set the Max distance box; only DX stations reported by stations within this distance of your QTH will qualify to be included in the analysis

  5. click the DX active during the past 24 hours panel's Filter & Analyze button.

The Propagation window will display a bar chart for each band, with chart each showing the number of qualifying DX stations by continent. Double-clicking a bar in these charts will filter the Spot Database Display to show the specific DX stations that were active on that band at that time.

Scanning Each Band to See Openings

DXView's Scan DX function will sequentially scan the bands you've selected, displaying active DX stations and spotting stations as shown in this video.

Predicting Propagation


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