The W8IRC / QRZ Bot

The bot is in different kinds of channels across several IRC networks, but it's mainly geared toward ham radio and weather information.


Recent Updates:

2017-01-19 - Added the !dmr and !tg commands to get DMR user lookup information and Brandmeister talkgroups information, respectively. Added DMR ID to the !call lookup.

2016-07-09 - The 1x1 special event callsigns and Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) callsign lookups have both been fixed for the !call command. It automatically recognizes the callsign formats.

2016-02-20 - The !aprs command now works again thanks to the aprs.fi API. The !weather and !forecast commands are now working with the Weather Underground API.


Quick Reference of Bot Commands:

  • !help - List of bot commands
Ham Radio
  • !call <callsign> - Callsign lookup at QRZ.com. Also includes special event (1x1) and CWOP callsigns.
  • !call2 <callsign> - Alternate callbook for !call (wm7d.net database).
  • !aprs <callsign> - Latest APRS position and data for a station or CWOP callsign, from aprs.fi.
  • !dmr <callsign or dmr id> - Get DMR user information from the DMR-MARC user database, updated daily.
  • !tg <talkgroup id or search string> - Get a Brandmeister DMR talkgroup name or ID.
  • !solar - Latest solar conditions, from wm7d.net.
  • !muf - Maximum Usable Frequency at Boulder, CO. From HamQSL.
  • !dxcc <callsign> - Returns DXCC information for a call sign (back end scripting by DJ1YFK, data from AD1C).
  • !dx <number> - Privately returns up to 25 DX spots from DX Summit.
  • !rigpix <model #> - Returns a link to a radio's picture and info from rigpix.com.
  • !utc - Returns the current UTC time (or you can use !zulu or !gmt)
  • !qsignal <q signal> - Gives you the meaning for the Q-signal (or you can just use !q).
  • !emission <itu code> - Provides the emission description of the given three character itu code.
  • !phonetics <letters> - Returns up to 26 standard NATO/ARRL phonetics.
  • !calcfreq <meters wavelength> - Returns the corresponding radio frequency.
  • !calcwave <MHz frequency> - Returns the corresponding radio wavelength.
  • !arrl <number> - Returns a given number of the latest news articles from arrl.org.
  • !hamvention - Countdown to the next Dayton Hamvention (!dayton will also work).
  • !morse <text> - Converts text into morse code.
  • !unmorse <morse code> - Converts morse code back into english characters.
Ham Radio Glossary
  • !search <word or phrase> - Search the ham glossary for terms to use with the !info command.
  • !info <word or phrase> - Gives definitions for terms in the ham glossary.
Weather
  • !weather <location> - Shows current weather conditions from Weather Underground. Use zip/postal codes or locations. Include state, province, or country when specifying a city.
  • !forecast <location> - Shows current forecast from Weather Underground. Use zip/postal codes or locations. Include state, province, or country when specifying a city.
  • !metar <indicator> - Returns METAR data for a given four-character ICAO location indicator. From NOAA's Aviation Weather Center.
Misc. Reference
  • !time <major world city> - Uses city names and data from the Olson timezone database. (shortcuts: !eastern, !central, !mountain, !pacific, !utc)
  • !utc - Returns the current UTC time (or you can use !zulu or !gmt)
  • !wiki <search term> - Returns the best match from wikipedia.com
  • !spell <word> - spellcheck a given word.
  • !google <search terms> - Returns first match found from Google.com
  • !amazon <search term> - Returns the best matching book or item at Amazon.com
Media
  • !imdb <movie name> - Returns the rating and link for a movie at imdb.com.
  • !music <search term> - Returns the best band, artist, album, or song link from allmusic.com.
  • !youtube <search term> - Returns the best match for a video at youtube.com.
Net
  • !tld <top level domain> - Returns the country for a given Top Level Domain, such as .com, .uk, or .cn - The dot is optional.
  • !httptype <URL or domain> - Returns the web server's configuration string.


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