Self-Spotting for Station Operators

Stations looking to make a QSO list their callsign here, along with their operating mode (CW, SSB etc) locator, and transmitter power. Once you have made your own station active you will see a distance and heading to each station from your own QTH. Your listing in the Active Station List remains active for one hour. But, you have some choices around refreshing your entry. If you finish a QSO and want to go back to the top of the list hit the refresh button. If you change frequency or mode, update your details and refresh the entry. As you remain active your list entry remains active.

Why should you list your station? Quite simply to help people find you so you can have a QSO. But there are a range of other reasons too. For a club night training session use the freeform club field to group and organise the event. Or maybe to find other SKCC members who are also looking for other members.

This is not a commercial venture, it is a service from one amateur radio enthusiast to others. It is FREE to use and will remain so. Development and hosting is a private project, and its cheaper than Golf and much more fun!

The list is organised in time order, meaning the most recent entries and updates appear first. As use grows I will add more features for homing in on useful stations. For the time being it is simply time ordered. In the future you will be able to organise the list by:
  • Modulation Mode
  • Club Id
  • Band
  • Maidenhead Locator
  • Region
  • Zone ID

I decided to avoid using a user registration process and in doing so hopefully make the site less attractive to hackers and life easier for users. At the moment there is no obvious security and following a rudimentary risk assessment I felt it appropriate to try this approach. The worst case is someone else posts your station or personal callsign. Since this is public information it is hardly much of a loss or a valuable asset to copy. Under the hood I have made provision for some rudimentary security, commensurate with the risks identified. Most of the automated probe scanning tools black hat hackers use are looking for very particular exploit points, non of which are built into this site. One cookie is used to provide service continuity in your browser between refreshes and logons. There are NO tracking cookies at all. This site has no interest in knowing who you are, where you go on the web or in linking you to any databases. I shall run this experiment in open access until it is broken by hackers or abusers and it needs to be fixed.

Number of active Stations: 0