Carolina DX Association W4DXA

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CDXA Telnet Packet Clusters:

Status Check 2024-05-20 18:59:51 GMT
Telnet Packet Cluster Version Status Supported by Location
K4MD.NO-IP.COM:23 ARCv6
K4MD Joe Charlotte, NC
W4DXA.NO-IP.COM:23 ARCv6
W3GQ Paul Terrell, NC
W3GQ.NO-IP.COM:7373  CC CCv3.372 
W3GQ Paul Terrell, NC
UP Indicates the cluster is up and running normally.
DOWN Indicates the cluster is inoperative at the present time.

Telnet Packet Cluster Setup Information

  • How to Create a Desktop Shortcut Icon to Telnet into the K4MD, W3GQ or W4DXA Packet Cluster:
    • First you have to enable the Windows Telnet app as the default setting is disabled.
    • To Turn Telnet ON: (Window 10/11)
      • Click in the Windows Search box and type Control Panel.
      • When Control Panel displays, Click it.
      • In the Control Panel page Click Programs and Feature.
      • In the Programs and Features page on the left side of page Click Turn Windows Features On or Off.
      • Next page scroll down to Telnet Client Box and check it to turn the feature on. Next click OK.
      • A dialog box appears, confirming the installation of new features.
      • After installation is complete, close the main Programs and Features Control Panel applet.
    • The telnet command should now be available to run.
  • Now to add a desktop shortcut to run the telnet session.
    • Right click on your PC desktop. • Move cursor over New, then click on Shortcut.
    • In the shortcut box type:
    • for W4DXA ARCv6, type: telnet://w4dxa.no-ip.com/
      for W3GQ CC-Cluster CCv3.372, type: telnet://w3gq.no-ip.com:7373
      for K4MD ARCv6, type: telnet://k4md.no-ip.com:23
    • Click Next
    • In the ‘Select a title for the Program’, type: W3GQ Packet Cluster, W4DXA Packet Cluster or K4MD Packet Cluster.
    • Click Finish
  • This completes the desktop shortcut. You should now be able to double click the new shortcut and connect to the W3GQ or W4DXA packet clusters.


Ray Weeks, N4APR
Carolina DX Association
5010 Sharon Rd. D 401
Charlotte, NC 28210
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