Cluster DatabasesAR-Cluster User Manual

Several databases are available for searching for callsign information, QSL information, or other general database information.In addition, commands are available for displaying file-based data stored on the DX cluster node.

Callsign Lookup

AR-Cluster supports interfaces into the following callsign lookup databases:AR-Technology, Buckmaster, Callbook (Flying Horse) and QRZ.Callsign databases can be queryied by several commands:SHOW/ARTECH, SHOW/BUCK SHOW/CALLBOOK, SHOW/QRZ and SHOW/HAM.Your sysop may have up to all four of the databases on-line.

Examples:

show/artech n1mm†††††††††††††††††††† (uses the AR-Technoloy callsign database)

show/buckmaster n1mm†††††††††† (uses the Buckmaster callsigndatabase)

show/callbook n1mm†††††††††††††††† (uses the Flying Horse callsigndatabase)

show/qrz n1mm††††††††††††††††††††††††† (uses the QRZ callsign database)

show/ham n1mm††††††††††††††††††††††† (will use all callsign databases that are on-line)

 

With all four callsign databases installed and enabled for users the command "SH/HAM N1MM" yields the following:

 

Ar-Techology Callsign Database - updated 2/4/2002

Call: N1MMClass:EExpires:05/17/2004

Thomas F. Wagner, 301 Box Mountain Dr, Vernon, CT,06066

Lat: 41.8Long:-72.5Grid: FN31STEmail: tom@n1mm.com

 

Buckmaster:

Call: N1MMClass:ExtraExpires:20040517Birthday: 10/01/1949

Thomas F Wagner, 301 Box Mountain Dr, Vernon, CT,06066

County:TollandGrid: FN31STLat: 41.8Long:-72.5Email: tomwagner@mindspring.com

URL: http://tomwagner.home.mindspring.com/n1mm.htm

 

Callbook:

Call: N1MMClass:EExpires:05/17/2004

Thomas F Wagner, 301 Box Mountain Dr, Vernon, CT,06066

County:TollandLat: 41.8Long:72.5Email: tomwagner@mindspring.com

 

QRZ:

Call: N1MMClass:ExtraExpires:5/17/04

THOMAS F. WAGNER, 301 BOX MOUNTAIN DR, VERNON, CT,06066

QSL Lookup

The SHOW/QSL command queries the AR-Technology master QSL database and displays registered QSL managers and addressed for stations.†† The database contains over 250,000 QSL records at present.In addition it queries a local QSL database for the node and displays information entered by other local node users.

Example:

show/qsl v73aq

 

The following commands allow users to enter and clear information stored in the local cluster QSL database.

Example:

set/qsl v73aq via ab5k

clear/qsl v73aq

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Other Databases

AR-Cluster also has some built in databases.General information can be stored in tables for fast lookup.The Internet has almost made this feature obsolete.The DB command will show the available tables.The DB/TABLES command will display the custom database tables in the system.†† The general command DB will display all available databases.The command DB/SUBJECT will show information on the subject.The DB/SUBJECT DETAILS will show detained information on the selected item.

Example:

db

db/mic

db/mic ken4

 

File Based Data

AR-Cluster has three areas for file-based storage of bulletins:ARCHIVE, BULLETINS and FILES.These areas are set up so sysops can place pertinent information for user download.†† You can list the files and download the interesting ones.Donít be surprised if you find this area empty as the Internet has made this feature almost obsolete.

 

The SHOW/ARCHIVE command displays a listing of files in the ARCHIVE area.

Example:

show/archive

 

The SHOW/BULLETINS command displays a listing of files in the ARCHIVE area.

Example:

show/bulletins

 

The SHOW/FILES command displays a listing of files in the ARCHIVE area.

Example:

show/files

 

The TYPE command can be used to display files fro any of the three areas.

Example:

type/archive newuser.text

type/bulletins station.txt

type/files club.txt