While working on software I discovered a nice website that returns #hamradio call information in html, text, XML and json. I’ve been able to make a call in my software that consumes the json output to identify call signs that I don’t already know.
Here are some examples of the different API Calls that can be made using my call.
- Web Site: https://callook.info/KC9UNZ
- Text: https://callook.info/KC9UNZ/text
- XML: https://callook.info/KC9UNZ/xml
- json: https://callook.info/KC9UNZ/json
I created a php class that I call to look up call signs when I don’t already have them in my database. It helps me to automagically get info on new people who check in to my nets and helps to clear out typos. If you are interested I’ve uploaded a copy of the class to github: https://github.com/jfillian/callinfo-class