Note: This list is not complete but contains the MOST USED user commands! It can also be found at SK3GK-6 using the HELP LOCAL command!

ANNOUNCE A msg Announcement to LOCAL users only
ANNOUNCE/nodecall A/call msg Announcement to users on node (call)
ANNOUNCE/FULL A/F msg Announcement to users on ALL NODES
BYE or QUIT B or Q Log off node
DELETE or KILL DE msg# or K # Delete a mail message
DIRECTORY or LIST DI or L List last 5 mail messages
DIRECTORY/ALL DI/A List all active mail messages
DIRECTORY/NEW DI/N List all new mail messages
DX DX fq call cmt Announce a DX station
HELP or ? H or ? Brief command summary
READ R Read a mail message TO YOU
READ R msg# Read a specific mail message
READ R/filearea fn Read a file in a specified filearea
REPLY REP Reply to a read message TO YOU
REPLY/DELETE REP/D Reply to a read message & delete
SEND S all or call Send a mail message to (all) (call)
SEND/PRIVATE S/P call Send a PRIVATE mail message
SEND/RR S/RR call Send mail message with return receipt
SET/HERE SET/H Specify you're at the keyboard
SET/LOCATION SET/LO Enter your latitude/longitude
SET/NAME SET/NA Enter your name
SET/NEED SET/NE pfx,pfx Specify your needed countries
SET/NOHERE SET/NOH Specify you're away from keyboard
SET/NONEED SET/NON pfx Delete needed countries
SET/QTH SET/Q Enter your address/city
SHOW/ANNOUNCEMENT SH/AN Show last 5 TO ALL announcements
SHOW/BULLADDR SH/BULLA Show list of TO ALL mail addresses
SHOW/BULLETINS SH/BU Show files in BULLETIN files area
SHOW/CLUSTER SH/CL Show number of nodes & users
SHOW/COMMANDS SH/COM Show available DATABASE commands
SHOW/CONF/NODE SH/C/N Show nodes connected
SHOW/CONFIGURATION SH/C Show nodes and users connected
SHOW/DX SH/D Show last 8 DX announcements
SHOW/DX SH/D band Show last 8 DX spots on (band)
SHOW/DX SH/D call Show last 8 DX spots for (call)
SHOW/DX SH/D frq1 frq2 Show DX spots between Freq1-Freq2
SHOW/FILES SH/FI Show files in GENERAL files area
SHOW/HEADING SH/H prefix Show beam heading to a country
SHOW/LOCATION SH/LOC call Show lat/long/distance for user
SHOW/LOG SH/LOG Show last 5 system log entries
SHOW/LOG SH/LOG call Show system log for user (call)
SHOW/MUF SH/MU prefix Show MUF to country (prefix)
SHOW/NEED SH/NE call Show country needs of user (call)
SHOW/NEED SH/NE prefix Show user calls needing (prefix)
SHOW/NOTICE SH/NO Show (review) local node notice
SHOW/PREFIX SH/PR prefix Show country assigned and zones
SHOW/STATION SH/ST call Show information on user (call)
SHOW/SUN SH/SU prefix Show sunrise/sunset for (prefix)
SHOW/USERS SH/U Show users logged onto local node
SHOW/USERS/FULL SH/U/F Show users logged onto all nodes
SHOW/USER SH/U call Show NAME/QTH of user (call)
SHOW/WWV SH/W Show last 5 WWV announcements
TALK T call Enter talk mode to a user (call)
TALK T call msg Send a 1-line message to user (call)
TYPE TY fn.ext Display a file in BULLETIN area
TYPE/FILES TY/FI fn.ext Display a file in GENERAL area
UPDATE UPD/filename Update a DATABASE file (restricted)
UPLOAD/BULLETIN UPL/BU fn.ext Upload a file to BULLETIN file area
UPLOAD/FILE UPL/FI fn.ext Upload a file to GENERAL file area
WWV WWV sfi=,a=,k= Send Solar Flux as reported on WWV
EXIT A MESSAGE /EXIT Enter this command on a new line


Following are some special command applications you may wish to use to enhance what information you receive, or don't want to receive.

WARNING! - Enabling any of the SET commands may create some problems for you. Although most all will reset to default upon a reconnect, ONLY YOU are responsible for knowing what you set on or set off.

SH/STATE [call] will show status (of some) of your SET functions.

SET/LOGIN or SET/NOLOGIN -and- SET/LOGOUT or SET/NOLOGOUT Allows local user login and/or logout alert messages to be sent to you.

SET/PAGE # i.e. SET/PAGE 100 Sets number of lines before getting "Press ENTER to continue..." prompt.

SET/WWV or SET/NOWWV Allows whether you want to receive WWV announcements.

SET/ANNOUNCEments or SET/NOANNOUNCEments Allows whether you want to receive TO ALL announcements.

SET/TALK or SET/NOTALK Allows whether you want to receive TALK messages.

SET/BEEP or SET/NOBEEP Enables or disables the beep on announcements.

SET/DX or SET/NODX Allows whether you want to receive DX announcements. (Really!)

SET/FILTER [options] or SET/NOFILTER [options]

SET/FILTER/BAND=160,80,40 ALL filters all prefixes on CW & SSB for 160,80,40 meters

SET/FILTER/CW JA,VK,ZL filters JA,VK,ZL prefixes on CW for all bands

SET/FILTER/SSB JA,VK,ZL filters JA,VK,ZL prefixes on SSB for all bands

SET/FILTER JA,VE filters JA,VE prefixes on CW & SSB for all bands

SET/FILTER/CW/BAND=17,12 JA filters JA prefix on CW for 17 & 12 meters

SET/FILTER/SSB/BAND=20 JA filters JA prefix on SSB for 20 meters

* Using SET/NOFILTER in the same manner removes any part or all of any previous entry. You can check a filter setting with SH/FILTER [pfx], i.e. SH/FILTER JA. This is currently the only way to check a filter setting, is by entering a prefix.


You may create your own personalized user command file which will be executed upon logon, or optionally anytime with the command EXECUTE. Bear in mind at logon, if you create a set of commands to execute that would take alittle time and your connect path is poor or there is heavy traffic going on, you could make it rough for yourself, not to mention for other users as well.

To create a user command file, type in the command: UPLOAD/USERCMD. Once you get the prompt to begin entering, type in the commands you want to be executed. Here's an example session:

Ready to receive file. Ctrl/Z to terminate, ctrl/Y to cancel
-press Ctrl/z or /EXIT-
SM3UDH.CMD uploaded to the USERCMD area

Commands shown here will provide: 1) Users on the local node, 2) New messages, 3) most current WWV announcement, 4) last 3 DX announcements, 5) last 5 TO ALL annoucements, and 6) sets number of page lines to 100 before the "Press ENTER to continue..." prompt is sent.

Now type EXECUTE to enable the file. It will be, however, executed each time you log on.

To review your user command file, use the command, TYPE/USERCMD call.CMD ie. to view my file, I would enter TYPE/USERCMD SM3OSM.CMD. If you need to change any entry in the file, you need to redo it completely.


There are several information databases at SK3GK-6 or at nearby DX cluster nodes. The command SH/COM will list them.

The most popular databases at SK3GK-6 are:

ARQSL - QSL info and addresses to QSL managers
E22 - swedish callbook
BUCKMASTER - US and international callbook

YouŽll get more info about each database with SH/database, ie SH/ARQSL.

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