HamAlert is a system that allows you to get notifications when a desired station appears on the Reverse Beacon Network, SOTAwatch or the DX cluster. No need to keep checking these resources manually if you're looking for a certain callsign, DXCC, CQ zone or SOTA summit.
You can receive alerts via Email, Push notification, SMS or URL GET/POST. You can also filter spots by various criteria, including:
Furthermore, you can set limits on the number of alerts in a certain time period so you don't receive duplicate spots, but are still notified if for example the station changes to another frequency.
HamAlert is currently in beta status. This means that it should work most of the time, but some things may be broken occasionally, for example because new bugs have been introduced due to new features. There are no guarantees that the system is up all the time, so don't come crying if you miss that super-rare station...
A basic HamAlert app is available on Google Play and the App Store. It can receive push notifications for free, and shows spots from the past 24 hours (up to 100 recent spots that were matched by a trigger that has the "App" action enabled). It is currently very basic, but may be improved with more features in the future.
You can also get push notifications sent to Threema.
Reliably sending SMS from computers to mobiles is not free, as you probably know. To avoid having to charge HamAlert users directly for the SMS that they use, HamAlert instead supports the Clockwork SMS gateway. If you want to receive SMS notifications, sign up for an account at Clockwork SMS, get some credit on it (you can get free credit for testing), and paste your Clockwork API key (a long hexadecimal string) on the Destinations page. HamAlert will then use your Clockwork account to send you SMS. Make sure you keep enough credit on your Clockwork account to avoid missing SMS notifications.
At this time, only the Clockwork SMS gateway is supported. It was chosen because it offers an easy interface for end-users and developers, and has reasonable pricing. If there is sufficient demand, other SMS gateways may be added in the future.
Accurately determining the DXCC and CQ zone of a particular callsign is no easy feat. Luckily, the team at Club Log are experts in this and provide an API that HamAlert uses. Thank you, Club Log, for making this API available!
Nothing! I intend to make HamAlert available for free to the amateur radio community for as long as I can afford the time (and money) to keep the system running and capable of handling the number of users.
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HamAlert was created by Manuel Kasper (HB9DQM) <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Feel free to email me with questions, comments or suggestions.