Monday, February 18, 2008

QRZPY - A program for QRZ.com access


Here's an old-fashioned (CLI-based!) but useful Python program that lets you create mailing labels and examine and dump records from the QRZ.com XML database. (Online.qrz.com account required.)

The program is developed for Linux and other Unix-like environments, but could readily be adapted for other operating systems.

For mailing labels, qrzpy supports 3 x 10 standard stick-on label stock for your LaserWriter or other printer. Alas, the QRZ.com address data may sometimes overflow the space available (see photo), but such exceptions are reported to the user.

Like most of my Python adventures, it's about the journey of discovering how to do things and perhaps to help others figure out Python programming -- as much as it is the final product.

See my software page www.aa6e.net/software for further details.
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