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All kinds of things too precious not to share, in short articles. Constantly under construction or destruction. Note that code snippets are usually working minimum examples (often stripped of extra features). If you plan to use and of the code for anything serious, you may want to contact me. It's likely that I can provide you with some updates and good (?) advice.

Fabian KurzHam RadioStuff

IRC <-> Win-Test Chat bridge

By default, the chat ("gab") function of Win-Test allows to chat with external stations by means of the DX-Cluster talk command. Since many of the WWYC crowd hang out on IRC during the contests, the idea of a bridge/gateway between an IRC channel and Win-Test gab was born.

Thanks to the Net::IRC-Module, and after a quick look at the Win-Test network protocol with Wireshark, this was very easy to implement in Perl.

The result can be downloaded here. If score broadcasting is activated in Win-Test, it also sends the current score to the IRC channel in regular intervals.

If you're running Windows and have no idea how to run it: Download and install ActivePerl for free, use the package manager or CPAN to install the "Net::IRC" package and run after changing the configuration (your call, IRC server, etc.) in it first.

Added: 04-Nov-2010. Last modified: 04-Nov-2010.

Fabian KurzHam RadioStuff