I’d like to tell you about our website that we made specifically for the informational support of amateur radio expeditions - TNXQSO.com
Now the site is mainly used by Russian amateur radio enthusiasts who activate various regions of Russia for the RDA (Russian Districts Award) diploma program. And initially we made this site specifically for such RDA trips. But then we thought that the site could also be interesting to other hams in the world. Let me introduce you to our service…
Using the site’s services for activators and other radioamateurs is free .
The first and main option of the site is the easy organization of broadcasting the station log online. For this our programmer have write the program-logger for Windows - TNXLOG. The program is simple and, as it seems to us, convenient. When the callsign is logged, the QSO is immediately sent to the site. Of course, for this you need to be registered on the site as the Administrator of the station. And in the program settings specify your username/password.
There is also a TNXLOG version for the Android smartphone. The Android version can export log in the SOTA (CSV) format.
Another of the important options of the site is Map. We ourselves wrote a program for an IOS/Android smartphone - QTHnow. The program sends the current coordinates to the server and in response receives the current value of the RDA and the locator for the station. RDA for stations outside Russia, of course, will not. But according to the sent coordinates, a mark will be put on the MAP tab. And HAMs can see your location in real time! This helps a lot when moving the station along the route or while waiting until the station reaches the desired point for work.
The site has organized a general chat (Talks) and a station’s chat (Chat), in which it is convenient to communicate with OMs during the expedition/trip.
There is a Gallery tab where you can send photos and videos of the radio expedition. This is some replacement Instagram. To send photos to the site, we wrote our program for the Android smartphone - TNXpost.
These are just some of the most significant site options. And it’s not even necessary to use all the options at once. Any option can be disabled if it is not needed. Using the site can significantly increase public interest in radio expeditions. For example, during the summer expeditions of R7AB, there were up to 100 people in a chat site online.Now there are often RDA radio expeditions on the site. You can see the work of services in real use.
Welcome to TNXQSO.com