Software Python Ham Radio

I just released DXPager, a script that sends DAPNET messages to your pager if a DX station whose entity you have not worked/confirmed before has been spotted. In other words: The script checks your LotW QSL log, observes the DX cluster and pages you as soon as a new one appears. A “(L)” is added to the message if the DX station is a LotW user. Additionally, you can define a watch list of DX call signs for which you’d also liek to be notified.


What it does in more detail:

  • parses the output of a specific dx cluster server
  • downloads your LotW QSL file
  • determines the DX station’s country
  • determines the DX station’s continent
  • determines if the DX station uses LotW
  • determines if the DX station’s country has been confirmed via LotW
  • checks if the DX call is in your VIP call list
  • de-duplicates spots
  • and finally - if it’s a new DXCC or a watchlist triggered - sends the information to your DAPNET pager


You can find the code and some more information here.