Echolink on fielddday
- Hallo ECHOLINK-RADIO,
This summer I wanted to run a Echolink station from the scouts camp ground of the world
youth day over the local HF-Gateway, but there was a problem: I had no internet connection
and so there was no chance for me to get the node numbers of other stations to connect.
I solved the problem on the next day by printing out a list of all echolinkstations on
echolink.org, but that was only a snapshot and when I startet, many stations had gone
and others had logged in and I had the same problem again.
Back home I had an idea: what about providing an up-to-date list via packet radio ?
I sat down and wrote a small perl script called Echolist to list call, location and
nodenumber of logged in echolink stations.
This script alows to enter up to three search strings or regular expressions
to search for stations.
"elist New York"
lists all Stations with the words "New York" in their location text.
lists the node number and location of the callsign DO1EH.
Even more interessting is the use of regular expressions:
Lists all stations beginning with D followed by any charakter between A and R then
followed by any number between 0 and 9 in other words: it lists all german stations.
Currently a german version is installed in DB0FHN and was successfully tested on the
Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) last weekend.
To try it out just connect DB0FHN via packet radio, type in "shell" to enter the linux
shell and then type in the elist command as shown above.
If you want to install the script on your own packet radio node write an email to me
(rnh@...) via packet radio: do1eh@DB0UHC.#NRW.DEU.EU and I send you a copy
(english or german version).
All you need to use this is a packet radio node with perl support and internet connection.