How to get an alert when somebody important is on the air - HamAlert

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  1. KM9G

    KM9G Ham Member QRZ Page

    How to get an alert when somebody important is on the air - HamAlert

    Some debate over should you set a source or not... Some have not set sources and it worked for them... for me, It didn't work without setting sources. YMMV
    KC9WUV, KK6USY, WY6H and 3 others like this.
  2. KK6USY

    KK6USY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very informative Video!!
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  3. W9EBE

    W9EBE Subscriber QRZ Page

    Well, hecky-darn. I guess I wouldn't trigger the system. I'm not very important. hi hi :p
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2020
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  4. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    This may also become a tool the tuner-uppers use to interrupt a special event / celebrity QSO.
    KC5HWB and AG5CK like this.
  5. WB2JIX

    WB2JIX Ham Member QRZ Page

    ALL hams are important, in our own minds! Just ask..........
    W7XLR, N0YPD, HL5ZEE and 4 others like this.
  6. NU4R

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    Ham Lives Matter?

    Uh, oh...
    W7XLR, KC9WUV, KE0ZNV and 12 others like this.
  7. KG5THG

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    Interesting, thank you!
  8. NQ6B

    NQ6B Ham Member QRZ Page

    As a compliment to this, and only for the WSJT-X modes (FT8, FT4, MSK144, etc) I have found a useful Android app called WSJT-X Monitor (links below). It will monitor your station through your home WiFi.

    It has alerts as well as other features. But the difference, to me, is that an alert will tell you not only that a DX station is OTA but that your station is receiving it. If you're a VHF enthusiast (like me) it can alert you when 6 or 2 meters is open. It doesn't use the Internet.

    You have to setup WSJT-X to send information to this app. The app guides you through the setup (3 steps). (Simple as it is, some of my friends are still too lame to do it).

    There's a free and paid version but, AFAIK, the difference is only a mapping feature on the paid version. (free) (paid)
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  9. N7WR

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    Who is important is very subjective
    W7XLR, N3MVW, K3RW and 10 others like this.
  10. W4HWD

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    What makes one ham more "important" than another?

    Are we, as individual members of the amateur service, quietly being ranked by importance by someone, somewhere?

    Is this the beginning of some kind of amateur radio social credit system? A caste system perhaps?
    SWELL1, W7XLR, M1CQB and 9 others like this.

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