Information for programmers

The following information is provided for software authors who wish to exchange data with the new DX Summit web site. A basic understanding of the HTTP protocol is assumed.

Retrieving spot data

To receive DX spot data from the DX Summit system, use the URL http://www.dxsummit.fi/DxSpots.aspx with the parameters below. Once the HTML page has been retrieved, the spot data is located between the <pre> and </pre> tags and can be extracted and parsed.

Parameter Description
count The desired number of DX spots to retrieve
range A code which specifies what type of spots to retrieve (see table below)

Example:

The following URL will fetch the last 50 HF DX spots: http://www.dxsummit.fi/DxSpots.aspx?count=50&range=2
The following table provides all possible values for the range parameter and specifies what type of data is retrieved in response.

Range value Description
1 All modes and frequencies
2 All modes, HF only
3 All modes, VHF only
500 CW only, HF only
501 Phone only, HF only
502 CW only, VHF only
503 Phone only, VHF only

Retrieving custom spot data

To receive customized DX spot data from the DX Summit system, use the URL http://www.dxsummit.fi/CustomFilter.aspx with the required parameters below. Once the HTML page has been retrieved, the spot data is located between the <pre> and </pre> tags and can be extracted and parsed.

Parameter Description
customCount The desired number of DX spots to retrieve
customRange A code which specifies what type of spots to retrieve (see table below)

Example:

The following URL will fetch the last 50 20m DX spots: http://www.dxsummit.fi/CustomFilter.aspx?customCount=50&customRange=14

The following table provides all possible values for the customRange parameter and specifies what type of data is returned in response.

customRange value Description
7 40m only
10 30m only
14 20m only
18 17m only
21 15m only
24 12m only
28 10m only
50 6m only
70 4m only
137 137 kHz only
472 472 kHz only
144 2m only
220 1.25m only
433 70cm only
504 Beacons only
505 Digital modes only
506 QRP only
507 Satellite only
508 Mobile only
509 IOTA only
1200 1.2GHz only
1819 160m only
2300 2.3GHz only
3400 3.4GHz only
3537 80m only
5100 60m only
5600 5.6 GHz only
10000 10 GHz only
24000 24 GHz only
47000 47 GHz only

Retrieving announcement data

To receive announcement data from the DX Summit system, use the URL http://www.dxsummit.fi/Announcements.aspx with the required parameters below. Once the HTML page has been retrieved, the announcement data is located between the <pre> and </pre> tags and can be extracted and parsed.

Parameter Description
announcementCount The desired number of announcements to retrieve

Example:

The following URL will fetch the last 250 announcements: http://www.dxsummit.fi/Announcements.aspx?announcementCount=250

The following table provides all possible values for the announcementCount parameter and specifies what type of data is returned in response.

announcementCount value Description
250 250 announcements
1000 1000 announcements
10000 10000 announcements

Send a spot

To send a spot to the DX Summit system, use the URL http://www.dxsummit.fi/SendSpot.aspx with the following parameters:

Parameter Description
callSign The callsign of the station submitting the spot
dxCallSign The callsign of the DX station being spotted
frequency The frequency of the DX station
info Optional comments about the station being spotted

Example:

The following URL will send a spot from OH2BH who is spotting OJ0DX on 14025.5 with a comment of “very strong”: http://www.dxsummit.fi/SendSpot.aspx?callSign=OH2BH&dxCallSign=OJ0DX&frequency=14025.5&info=very strong

Send an announcement

To send an announcement to the DX Summit system, use the URL http://www.dxsummit.fi/SendSpot.aspx with the following parameters:

Parameter Description
callSign The callsign of the station submitting the announcement
info The information of announcement

Example:

The following URL will send an announcement from OH2BH who has a message of “Welcome to the new DX Summit”: http://www.dxsummit.fi/SendSpot.aspx?callSign=OH2BH&info=Welcome to the new DX Summit

Legacy pages

If you have already developed an application which reads DX spots from the old DX Summit site, simply changing the URLs using the information below will keep your existing software working.

URLs to change

Latest 25 DX spots page
Old URL: http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/dx25.html
New URL: http://www.dxsummit.fi/text/dx25.html

Latest 1000 DX spots page
Old URL: http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/dx1000.html
New URL: http://www.dxsummit.fi/text/dx1000.html

Latest 10000 DX spots page
Old URL: http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/dx10000.html
New URL: http://www.dxsummit.fi/text/dx10000.html

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