|Michael Clemens // DK1MI fd7fbbd5d2|
This script is a command line DX cluster client. It adds the following benefits to the default telnet stream:
- displays the DX station's country
- displays the DX station's continent
- displays if the DX station uses LotW
- downloads your LotW QSL file and marks all lines with countries that need to be confirmed (optional)
- displays lines in different colors depending on the continent or band (user configurable)
The following limitations are present:
- read-only: you can't send commands to the dx cluster server via this tool
- no filters: you need to configure your filter on the server
ColorSpot needs Python 3 and the following libraries:
Furthermore, you need an account at LotW for some of the features.
Before installing ColorSpot, please make sure that pip, setuptools and wheel are installed and up-to-date:
# python3 -m pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel
Finally, install ColorSpot with pip:
# python3 -m pip install colorspot
To update colorspot, execute the following command:
# python3 -m pip install --upgrade colorspot
- execute the application with "colorspot"
- colorspot creates a default config file and states its location (e.g. ~/.config/colorspot/colorspot.ini)
- adapt ~/.config/colorspot/colorspot.ini to your needs. Important setting are:
- cluster/host and cluster/port: Change this if you want to use another cluster server
- cluster/user: Enter here your call sign
- lotw/user: Enter here your lotw user name (your call sign). Leave at "N0CALL" to disable this feature.
- lotw/password: Enter here your lotw password
- lotw/mode: Enter here the mode you would like to filter the QSL download from LotW
- execute the application again with "colorspot"
- the software now tries to download the following files and stores them into the configuration directory: