Software tools for Reverse Beacon Network node operators



My name is G√ľnter and my ham call sign is DF7GB. I have been running an RBN node since many years. Here are two software tools that could be very helpful for your RBN node. This software is free, which can be used as it is. Bug reports are welcome.


SkimCon is an application for radio amateurs operating an RBN node. It consolidates dx messages from CW- und RTTY-skimmers

Patt3ch Editor

Patt3ch Editor is a tool to edit the Patt3ch.lst  file, which ist used from CW- and RTTY-Skimmer.


A tool for monitoring the RBN node computers, running on a Raspberry Pi.


24. March 2023: New SkimCon version v1.2.0.5 is available. Some improvements done. See releasenotes!