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WARNING: Internet Explorer version 7.0 appears to break the association between itself and one's telnet client. Bottom line: If you install IE 7.0 you will no longer be able launch your telnet client by clicking on an HTML-embedded telnet link (which I use in this list) when using IE. Thanks go to K8LN for pointing out this difficulty. Firefox, version 2.0.0.11 does not exhibit this problem.
UPDATE (Jan 28, 2008): Windows Vista users: When you install your telnet client, be sure to do so as administrator, if appropriate. Vista requires administrator privileges to modify the registry key that designates the default telnet client. If the registry key is not set (this should be done by your telnet client software when you install it on the computer), you will not be able to follow telnet:// links by clicking on them, even in Firefox. If you continue have problems, contact the support desk for your telnet client. If this works correctly, IE will also follow telnet:// links properly under Vista. Kudos to NY0V for alerting me to this issue. H/t to VanDyke software support + Firefox support for helping to figure out what was wrong.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of packet cluster nodes accessible by telnet. Rather, its goal is to list a representative selection of normally reliable and consistent nodes. If you operate a relatively problem free and open telnet accessible node and would like it added to the list, please send me an E-mail with the relevant details (including whether your IP is static or dynamic). I am no longer listing nodes that require passwords to log in. It may take me a while to add your data because updates to my DX pages are a higher priority than new entries to this list. Please be patient. Likewise, if users experience chronic problems with a node I list here, I'd like to hear about it too. Remember though, all telnet accessible nodes will experience problems from time to time; it's just the nature of the Internet; so don't be too quick to report a problem. All communication concerning this page may be sent to Bill@ng3k.com.

The MS Windows OS "built-in" telnet client is not a good choice for accessing DX cluster nodes. Although I have not used them myself, readers of this page have recommended PuTTY and Tera-Term, both of which are available free. I use industrial strength and not free SecureCRT.

CallDomain Name/
IP address
logincommentSoftware, Location, etc.
RBNtelnet.reversebeacon.net:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call Telnet access to the Reverse Beacon Network (Skimmer)
DL4RCK DigiMode Skimmerdl4rck.ham-radio-op.net:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call Telnet access to DL4RCK's Digital Skimmer-Cluster
W1AAAdxusa.net:7300
65.172.152.29:7300
call W1AAA DX Spider (Ledyard, CT), W1AN (Sysop)
K1AJk1aj.mine.nu:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call K1AJ DXSpider (Boston MA)
NN1DK1RFI.com:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call NN1D DXSpider Cluster (Swansea, MA)
K1EUk1eu.dynip.com
 
call K1EU AR-Cluster (Scarborough, ME)
W1GQdx.w1gq.net
(dynamically assigned)
call W1GQ AR-Cluster (Londonderry NH); Skimmer capable
KB1Hdxc.kb1h.com:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call  Dx-Spider (East Killingly, CT); Sysop: KB1H
W1NRdx.w1nr.net
173.255.227.205
call W1NR DXSpider (Marlborough, MA); Yankee Clipper Contest Club spotting network; also accessible through Java applet (close applet using "File" drop-down menu); NTP server also available: timelord.w1nr.net
W1NR-8usdx.w1nr.net
173.255.232.93
call W1NR DXSpider (Marlborough, MA); Yankee Clipper Contest Club spotting network; default filters set to only display spots from callsigns in zones 1-8
WW1R-9dxc.ww1r.com:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call  Dx-Spider (Newton, NC); Sysop: WW1R
K1TTTk1ttt.net
(dynamically assigned)
call YCCC AR-Cluster (Peru, MA); Skimmer capable
K2CANk2can.net
173.87.85.242
call K2CAN CC-Cluster (Bristol, NY); Skimmer capable
WC2Ldxc.wc2l.com
(dynamically assigned)
call WC2L AR-Cluster (Niskayuna, NY); Web access; Skimmer capable
K2LSdxc.k2ls.com
(dynamically assigned)
call K2LS DXSpider (Greensboro, NC); spots from CQ Zones 1-8 (NA) only
AA2MFdxc.aa2mf.net
(dynamically assigned)
call AA2MF AR-Cluster (Staten Island, NY)
W3LPLw3lpl.net
(dynamically assigned)
call W3LPL AR-Cluster (Glenwood, MD)
K3LRdx.k3lr.com
75.185.154.114
call K3LR AR-Cluster, West Midddlesex, PA; (North Coast Contesters)
WD4IXDdxc.wd4ixd.net
(dynamically assigned)
call WD4IXD AR-Cluster (Clermont, FL); Sysop: WD4IXD
WC4Jdxc.wc4j.net
(dynamically assigned)
call WC4J AR-Cluster (Nokesville, VA)
W4MLdxc.w4ml.net
(dynamically assigned)
call W4ML AR-Cluster (Manakin, VA)
AI4OFskcc.matrixlist.com:7300
208.111.3.150:7300
call AI4OF-SKCC DX-Spider (Orlando, FL); Sysop: AI4OF
W4QBnadxc.no-ip.org:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call W4QB DX Spider (Huntsville, AL); Sysop: AA4U
K5DX 
75.148.198.113
call Texas DX Society AR-Cluster (Houston, TX); Sysop: WB5TUF
AE5Edxspots.com
204.221.76.52
call AE5A CC-Cluster (Thief River Falls, MN); Skimmer capable
AB5Kdxc.ab5k.net
(dynamically assigned)
callWorldwide spotsAB5K AR-Cluster (Holland, TX); Skimmer capable
AB5K-2dxc-us.ab5k.net
(dynamically assigned)
callUS spots onlyAB5K AR-Cluster (Holland, TX); Skimmer capable
K5RLMusrdude.webhop.net:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Charleston AR); K5RLM
K6EXOk6exo.dyndns.org:7300
(dynamically assigned
call DXSpider (Los Angeles, CA)
W6KKw6kk.zapto.org:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Alta Loma, CA); Southern CA DX Club; USA and VE spots only
W6RFUucsbdx.ece.ucsb.edu:7300
128.111.56.240:7300
call W6RFU DX Spider (Santa Barbara, CA); Sysop: N6WS; CQ Zones 1-5 spots only
W6TK-6n6ws.dyndns.org:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Nipomo, CA); Sysop: N6WS; spots fm CQZ 1-5
N6WS-6n6ws.dyndns.org:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Nipomo, CA); Sysop: N6WS; worldwide spots
K7EKwww.k7ek.net:9000
(dynamically assigned)
call K7EK DX Spider (Spanaway, WA CN87tb); Sysop: K7EK
KL7Gwww.kl7g.org:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call KL7G DX Spider (Chugiak, AK); Sysop: KL7G
NC7Jdxc.nc7j.com
(dynamically assigned)
call NC7J AR-Cluster (Syracuse, UT, DN31xb); Sysop: NG7M and W7CT; default is North American spots only, but filters may be adjusted; Skimmer spots also available; also accesible via the Web; Skimmer capable
N7ODn7od.pentux.net
(dynamically assigned)
call N7OD AR-Cluster (Hemet, CA); Sysop: N7OD
N7XYn7xy.net:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call N7XY DXSpider (Bainbridge Island, WA); Sysop: N7XY
N8NOEn8noe.us
(dynamically assigned)
call N8NOE AR DX Cluster, Waterford, MI
N8NOEn8noe.us:7373
(dynamically assigned)
call N8NOE AR CW SKimmer, Waterford, MI; Skimmer capable
W9BGw9bg.com
(dynamically assigned)
callNo SkimmerW9BG AR-Cluster; Madison DX Club, Madison, WI
W9BGw9bg.com:7373
(dynamically assigned)
callw/ SkimmerW9BG AR-Cluster; Madison DX Club, Madison, WI; Skimmer capable
NX9Gdxc.f2f.us:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call NX9G DXSpider, Bensenville, IL; Sysop: NX9G
N9KTn9kt.homenet.org:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call N9KT DXSpider, Indianapolis, IN; Sysop: N9KT
W9ODDw9odd.bien.mu.edu
134.48.91.173
call K3GGN, Sysop; Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI,
KR9Ukr9u.net
(dynamically assigned)
call Fort Wayne DX Association; Fort Wayne, IN
K9USAsoliton.csl.illinois.edu:8000call K9USA DXSpider; Urbana, IL; Sysop: K9AN
W9ZRXdxc.w9zrx.net
(dynamically assigned)
call W9ZRX AR-Cluster, Westfield, IN
(Hoosier DX & Contest Club)
W0MWw0mw.dynip.com
(dynamically assigned)
call Kansas City (Olathe, KS) AR-Cluster
WA0ROIwa0roi.no-ip.com
(dynamically assigned)
call WA0ROI AR-Cluster (Sheldahl, IA)
DB0SPC-7db0spc.myvnc.com:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Mainz); Sysop: DJ6RX
DB0SUE-7db0sue.de:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Flensburg); Sysop: DK2ZZ
EA4RCHdxfun.com:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call EA4RCH DX Spider (Madrid)
EA4UREeadx.org
213.97.191.228
call Sysop: EA5BZ
EA7URC-5
ED7ZAB-5
dx.ea7urc.org:8000
150.214.111.198:8000
call DX Spider; Sysop: EA7URC (Cordoba)
GB7DXGgb7dxg.shacknet.nu:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider Cluster (St Andrew's, Guernsey); Sysop: GU6EFB
GB7MBCgb7mbc.spoo.org:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call GB7MBC DXSpider Cluster (Morecambe, Lancashire); Sysop: G0VGS
GB7NHRgb7nhr.shacknet.nu:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call GB7NHR DXSpider Cluster (Nunsfield House ARG, Derby); Sysop: G0FQB
GB7RDXg3ldi.shacknet.nu:7000
(dynamically assigned)
call CC-Cluster (Swardeston, Norfolk); Sysop: G3LDI
HA6DXdx.hu:9000
(dynamically assigned)
call HA6DX
IK2DUW-6dx.arilimbiate.net:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call DxSpider (Limbiate MB); Sysop: IW2OHX IK2DUW
IQ4AX-6 
195.43.189.178:8000
call DXSpider (ARI Modena); Sysop: IZ4EFN (Sysop)
IQ4AX-6 
195.43.189.178:8000
call DXSpider (ARI Modena); Sysop: IZ4EFN (Sysop)
IK4ICZ-6ik4icz.dyndns.org:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call DX Spider (Ravenna); Sysop: IK4ICZ
IK7IMO-6ik7imo.dyndns.org:7000
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider Cavallino (LE)); Sysop: IK7IMO
IK7QLZ-6ik7qlz.dyndns.org:7000
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Taranto); Sysop: IK7QLZ
IK7UXWik7uxw.dyndns.org:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Brindisi); Sysop: IK7UXW
IK8HJC-6ik8hjc.dyndns.org:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Battipaglia, SA)
IK8VRN-6ik8vrn.dyndns.org:7000
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Marigliano, NA); Sysop: IK8VRN
IZ5FSA-6iz5fsa.homedns.org:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call DX Spider Scandicci (FI); Sysop: IZ5FSA
IZ7AUH-6dx.iz7auh.net:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call DX Spider (Taranto); Sysop: IZ7AUH
KP4JRSkp4jrs.dyndns.org
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Trujillo Alto); Sysop: KP4JRS
OH1RCFoh1ab.dy.fi:8000
213.186.225.90:8000
call DXSpider (Pori); Sysops: OH1MRR OH1KH OH1QG
ON0DXKon0dxk.dyndns.org:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call DX-Spider (Kortrijk); Sysop: ON6HH
OZ5BBS-7oz5bbs.no-ip.org:8000
dynamically assigned
call OZ1LQH DXSpider (Odense)
PA1RBZpa1rbz.dyndns.org:9000
(dynamically assigned)
call PA1RBZ DXSpider (Ermelo)
PA4JJ-1pa4jj.ham-radio-op.net:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call PA4JJ DXSpider (Emmen, Drente)
PI4CCdxc.pi4cc.nl:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call PI4CC DX-Cluster (Rotterdam); Sysop: PC2A
RW3XAdx.feerc.ru:8000call RW3XA-8 DX-Cluster (Obninsk); Sysop: RW3XA
S50CLXbonaparte.infrax.si:41112
(dynamically assigned)
call S50CLX DX Spider (Cerkno, Slovenia); Sysop: S50CLX
SV2HRT-1sv2hrt.ath.cx:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call SV2HRT DXSpider; White Tower DX Team, Sysop: SV2HRT
VE1DXIve1dxi.no-ip.com
(dynamically assigned)
call VE1DX WinCluster (Lake Echo, NS)
VA3NAdx.fireroute.com
(dynamically assigned)
call VA3NA Linux-PacketCluster (Toronto, ON)
VE6DXCdx.middlebrook.ca:8000
64.59.129.23:8000
call VE6DXC DXSpider Cluster (Calgary, AB)
VE7CCdxc.ve7cc.net
(dynamically assigned)
call VE7CC CC-Cluster (Whonnock, BC); Skimmer capable
VE9EMOve9emo.gnb.ca
205.174.162.164
call VE9EMO DXSpider, the New-Brunswick DX Cluster
VE9SCwww.ve9sc.com:6300
(dynamically assigned)
call VE9SC DX Spider (Moncton, NB)
YL7DXCdxc.ardi.lv:8000
 
call YL7C DXSpider Cluster (Jelgava, Latvia); Sysop: YL2MD
YO8SAW-1yo8saw.netroute.ro:7300
 
call YO8SAW DX Spider (Barlad, Romania)
YV6BTFyv6btf.no-ip.org:8000
(dynamically assigned)
call YV6BTF AR-Cluster (Barcelona); Skimmer capable
ZL2AQY-10olson.net.nz:9000
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Glenfield, Auckland); Sysop: ZL2AQY
ZL2ARN-10zl2arn.dyndns.org:7300
(dynamically assigned)
call DXSpider (Waikanae, Kapiti Coast); Sysop: ZL2ARN

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