Band Master is a lightweight cross-platform utility built specifically for helping you view DX spots in a graphical band map, as well as download them.
The user interface is clean and gives users the possibility to view the DX spots in a graphical band map or a list. The first mode displays the DX spots on a frequency scale and indicates the RX and TX frequencies of the transceiver, so you can easily notice the spots you are connected to.
Each spot on the map has a different color. For example, the recent posted spots have a green background, while the stations from the new countries are displayed with red. The application gives users the possibility to customize the colors.
The graphical representation of spots is particularly useful when scanning a specific band, while the list provides detailed information about the spots and offers access to several configurable settings.
When it comes to downloading spots, you can either grab them manually or use the automatic feature. Plus, the program offers support for Telnet DX clusters, and you can view the status of the downloading session, namely failed or successful actions.
Band Master comes packed with various preset filters built specifically for helping you sort the spots on certain bands, and you can also create, rename, modify or delete the filters.
Other important features worth mentioning enable users to view a spot history, enable sound notifications, integrate Band Master with DX Atlas for displaying spots on various maps, and select the DX cluster servers for different parts of the world.
All things considered, Band Master comes packed with many useful features for helping radio amateurs download DX spots.