The PSK Reporter source has been enabled again for the time being. As a short-term measure to make it work again, more CPU power has been thrown at the matching engine to (hopefully) let it cope with the workload. Optimizations of the matching engine are still pending to make this scale in the future, and the PSK Reporter source may need to be disabled again until they are implemented. The current state of the PSK Reporter source will be shown at the top of this page.
The PSK Reporter source had to be disabled for the time being. As the number of HamAlert users keeps growing while the volume of spots produced by PSK Reporter stays extremely high (due to the popularity of FT8 and the fact that almost every FT8 user is also an FT8 spotter, thus multiplying the number of spots for every single station), the PSK Reporter source is currently disabled and no PSK Reporter spots will be processed by HamAlert until a solution is found to process spots even faster. Spots from the RBN, the DX Cluster (including digimode spots) and SOTAwatch sources continue to be processed normally.
New version 1.5 of the HamAlert app: improved SOTA spot display, and fixed notification problems with Android 8+
(morse sounds now work again, and mute actions are available directly in the notification).
Unworked DXCCs can now also be loaded from Club Log, for those who aim to work all DXCCs but don't care about the band.
Add a DXCC condition to use this feature.
Club Log DXCC matrix integration: you can now add a “Band slots” trigger condition that automatically pulls a list of
band slots that you have not worked yet from Club Log.
See the Help page to get started.
App version 1.4: added a mute function to mute a certain callsign, callsign + band or callsign + summit combination for some time. Check the spot details
(when you tap a spot) for the options, and the settings item in the app's menu. You can also mute callsigns or callsign + band combinations directly
from the push notification.
The update may take a few days to appear on the app stores for all platforms.
Multiple park divisions and references can now be selected per trigger
Added POTA references (www.parksontheair.com); WWFF and POTA divisions/parks can now be matched using the "Park division" or "Park reference" condition
Option to automatically update SOTA complete candidates once a day
Load an IOTA QSO CSV file (downloaded from rsgbiota.org) to automatically select all unworked references in an IOTA group condition
Mode (CW or SSB) is now guessed according to band plan for cluster spots
Added new digimodes to mode condition
Added an IOTA group reference condition (parsed from cluster spots)
More aggressive filtering on PSK Reporter spots to prevent false alerts
A quorum of three different spotters must be reached for the same combination of callsign/band/mode until spots are processed (spots are held back
until the quorum is reached, and then all spots will be processed, so no spot is lost)
Maximum spot age: 5 minutes
The “MySpot” dynamic image on the account page allows you to embed information about the last spot for your callsign in other pages (your website, QRZ.com profile etc.).
Lists of callsigns may now be entered (so you don't have to create lots of triggers for each of your friends, for example).
Multiple values may now be selected for the following conditions:
Behind-the-scenes change: a new custom high-performance matching engine has been implemented. This should allow HamAlert to scale easily beyond the
~1500 triggers that are currently defined (and that have to be checked for every spot), and has become necessary now that the spot volume has
increased massively due to the addition of the PSK Reporter source. Currently HamAlert processes about 20-30 spots per second.
As a side effect of the new engine, changes made to triggers, limits or destinations may now take up to a minute to apply as data is cached and optimized for fast lookups.
New spot source PSK reporter (pskreporter.info, via gateway by DK1MAX and DL9GTB) added, which provides lots of JT65/JT9, PSK and other digimode spots
New modes JT (includes JT65, JT9 etc.) and MSK (includes MSK144) added to mode condition
New app version 1.1 with the following changes:
Swipe left to delete spots
Added support for PSK Reporter source
Shorter spot title
SOTA summits and WWFF parks are now linked to info pages on the web
iOS version may take a few days to appear on the App Store due to Apple review.
The number of times that the general rate limit has been exceeded is now displayed on the Limits page
Added WWFF division/reference conditions (division can also be set to "*" to match any WWFF activation). WWFF references are extracted from DX cluster and SOTAwatch spot comments, and validated against the WWFF directory.
SOTAwatch spots that contain the word "test" or "testing" (case-insensitive, but not other words in which "test" appears, like e.g. "contest") are now ignored
New app version 1.0.3 published that properly displays WWFF spots (including a '44' morse sound for push notifications), and fixes some bugs
iOS version may take a few days to appear due to Apple review
A prolonged power outage at the data center where the HamAlert server is hosted (affecting both circuits of the redundant power supplies) caused an outage between approx. 09:20 and 10:15 UTC. Unfortunately this also caused database corruption, so the backup taken at 00:00 UTC had to be restored. Changes made between 00:00 UTC and 10:15 UTC have been lost. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Added spotter CQ zone condition
Added support for secondary email address (= separate email address that can be enabled or disabled individually in triggers)
intended e.g. for use with email-to-SMS gateways
Email subject and body format is now configurable with placeholders
SOTA Complete candidates loaded from the SOTA DB now only include summits that are still valid
Added spotter continent condition
Added a spot simulator for trigger/alert testing
Added band range matching (e.g. HF, VHF, UHF etc.)
Enable/disable push notifications per device on Destinations page
previously seen spots are now marked as seen whenever the app is reopened
spot details are shown when tapping a spot
support for Morse sound in push notification ("DX", "RBN" or "SOTA"); configure on Destinations page
Slider switch added in the side menu to enable/disable push
App version v1.0.2 may take 1-2 days to appear on the App Store due to Apple review.
SOTA references are now also parsed from cluster spots