Over last 8 month I was digging deep into Web Development. The result went yesterday public – DXHeat.com. Instead of building just “another” Web DX Cluster, I tried to build something innovative with new, unique features. Best is to check it out by yourself!
Within the first 48 hours the site received more than 3000 visitors. DXHeat.com was featured on a couple of blogs and I was retweeted almost a 100 times! So I’m very happy how well DXHeat.com was received in the Amateur Radio community. In the last minute before the public launch I added an easy accessible feedback form. I’m glad I did! I received more than 20 comments with valuable feedback – reporting small bugs and requesting new features.
So let me quote the most important (unique) features of DXHeat.com:
- Graphical representation of band activity vs continents
- Integration with WebSDR
- DX Analytics with plenty of diagrams for all callsigns spotted since 2001
- Flexible, but easy to use filters
- Responsive Design – looks good on phone, tables and Desktops
- Spots are pushed in realtime into the browser
This project would have never been possible without the contribution of:
- Javier, EC4DX who provided a copy of DXfuncluster.com fine database
- Pieter-Tjerk, PA3FWM who provided an interface to his WebSDR
- Hardy, DL1GLH for his extensive beta Testing
- Django an awesome Web Framework, written in Python
- Jim, AD1C and Kristen, K6WX for maintaining the Country Files in such a variety of formats
DXHeat is mobile first! It looks beautiful on all devices, from Mobile over Tablet up to Desktops
The Logo we designed for DXHeat.com
Extensive Analytics can be generated on the fly for all callsigns
Band Activity map shows the activity for your continent based on the current DX-Cluster spots.
Now go – and checkout DXHeat.com!
As always, your feedback is highly appreciated!