dxcc is a small command line utility which determines the ARRL DXCC entity of a ham radio callsign, based on the cty.dat country file by Jim Reisert, AD1C.
[user@host ~]$ dxcc VK9DNX Callsign: VK9DNX Main Prefix: VK9N Country Name: Norfolk I. WAZ Zone: 32 ITU Zone: 60 Continent: OC Latitude: -29.00 Longitude: -168.00 UTC shift: -11.5
It's written in Perl and self-contained. A different version of the country file can be used optionally. dxcc only requires Perl and should run on pretty much every operating system.
By giving your own DXCC or callsign by the -m command line option, the distance and
beam heading will be calculated too (e.g.
dxcc -m DL 8Q7ZZ; both
must be upper case).
An optional GUI written in Perl/Tk is available as of 20071026, and may be
used by invoking dxcc with the
-g command line option. The screen
shot shows the GUI which features a world map on which the location of the DXCC
is highlighted. Also here, the
-m option can be used (as shown in the screenshot).
Of course dxcc is free software (free as in beer and free as in freedom) and published under the GPL 2.
All released versions can be found in the download directory. dxcc was also packaged for several Linux distributions:
|Archlinux Package||dxcc 20080225-1||Bob, W9YA|
|Fedora RPM||dxcc-20080225||Bob, KC0WYC|
dxcc was written by Fabian Kurz, DJ1YFK
If you have any suggestions, questions, feature requests etc., don't hesitate a minute and contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.