Many, if not all, logging programs have the ability to connect to a PacketCluster server to obtain DX spots. However, if you want to control the spots that are coming into your logger, you need to issue archaic DOS type commands. VE7CC has created a program called “CC User” which resides on your computer and easily allows “mouse click” changes to the spot information which is displayed in your logger.
This software, which you install on your computer, allows you to connect to the VE7CC PacketCluster or any other cluster you want. You then connect to the “CC User” program from your logger. “CC User” has the advantage of being able to supply spots to other programs like contest loggers (N1MM+ for example) at the same time. Or, if you have other computers in the house, you can connect to the “CC User” program on your main computer and save on the usage of your Internet uplink/downlink while maintaining the settings you have created for receiving spots. Plus, there are tons of ways to filter the spots coming from “CC User“.
Also, you can tell “CC User” to “Auto Reconnect” if the link to your chosen PacketCluster fails. Plus, not only can you reconnect if you get dropped, but you can also automatically pull in all the DX spots you missed.
To see a full write-up on this software with links to download, check out W8TN’s Blog.