What Is GridTracker?
The original tag-line for GridTracker was:
“GridTracker listens to traffic from WSJT-X and displays it on a map. It will also load ADIF log files”
This was in February of 2018, at its core GridTracker has remained true to that description but it has evolved to be a very powerful amateur radio tool, not just for FT8!
GridTracker is a warehouse of amateur radio information presented in an easy to use interface, from live traffic decodes, logbooks, spot reports, weather, current solar conditions and more!
Some of the features of GridTracker are:
- Highly advanced mapping of real-time and historical contacts on a vivid, highly customizable, interactive map. Many overlays are supported, such as Grayline, real-time award tracking, lightning strikes, Moon position and PSK-Reporter Reception Reports (Spots). Detailed State, Grid and County information is instantly accessible from the map! [Grid/county hunters rejoice!]
- Audio / Visual Customizable Alerts – Get notification
- Comprehensive callsign lookup support from popular databases.
- ‘Call Roster’ table view of live activity, also highly customizable to support award chasers or special events. Easily initiate QSOs with a single click.
- GridTracker integrates with many popular logging programs and web based systems, allowing you to see up to the minute progress for awards.
- Complete DXCC, Country, Callsign Prefix recognition
- 100% offline mode available for field-day, SOTA, IOTA and/or mobile use.
- Off-Air Messaging System (Message potential QSO partners over the Internet)
- It’s free!
GridTracker is currently under active development with you in mind, tell us what you’d like to see!
Visit the “Downloads” section to get a copy for your computer!
Visit the “SDR# Plugins” section to learn about Tag’s other Amateur Radio related projects!