Display “On air” statut in real time online

Today, it become easy to display where and when we are “on air” and to display it in real time such as on your QRZ.com page, twitter or on your own blog, like here:

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Necessary equipment

– A transceiver, it’s better 🙂
– A cable to connect the transceiver to the PC, I use here USB Interface III from microHAM
– Deluxe HRD Deluxe Software (version 5 recommended, free), to control all types of transceivers from the computer
– An account on the site HRD Log (free)
– An account on QRZ.com (free and optional)
– A blog where you can add a portion of HTML / Javascript
– An Internet connection

How to configure it

Step 1:  connect your radio to your PC

Make sure that the control between the computer and the transceiver is working correctly: frequency and modes change, PTT, receiving and transmission signals, everything has to work fine from here before moving on to the configuration of the widget

Step 2: Configure HRD Deluxe software

Create an account Log on HRD and in HRD Logbook software, go to: Configure> HRDLog.net:
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Then add the login and password HRDLog account, check the boxes “Upload” and “On Air”

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Step 3: Create the script and HTML code

Login HRDLog site and go to “Create the script“, then configure display mode to IFRAME and check “Show information about the air”, the rest can be configured as you like:

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Get the HTML created and copy it.

Step 4: Display “on air” on your QRZ.com page or blog

To add the real-time display of the logo “On air”, the frequency and the transceiver used on QRZ.com, copy the HTML code in the Biography section on QRZ.com in “Add or Edit your biography” :

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Then click on “Source” to view the source code of the biography page, please do not copy the code in the visible part!

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Copy the code where you want to display the widget information “on air.”

If you have a website or blog, you can paste the same way, the HTML code into the source code of the page where you want to display the “On air” widget HRDLog.

Note: Depending on the edition of blogging platform you use, some do not accept the addition of IFRAME or Javascript code. WordPress stand alone version recommended.

Step 5: Send a tweet when your are “on air”

If you want, you can display in real time your “on air” activity, directly on twitter!

You need of course a twitter account (create one here), and go to the twitter control panel of HRDLog, attach your twitter account, then choose which kind of tweet to send:

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Use with caution, do not bother your timeline with too many tweets!

Step 6: Display worked DXCC countries on Facebook

Go to the Facebook control panel, attach your Facebook account, then click “Post worked countries”:

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A great thing and new feature would be to edit and personalize the text and parameters of tweets and Facebook statuts.

You put the “on air” statut on your blog, QRZ.com page ? Let’s put your link in comment. 73

 

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