I'm running VarAC on a separate computer most of the time but I'm not always in front of it. An audio/email alert if a specific call shows up in Beacon or CQ would be very handy.
Also, the ability to select an alert if calls from a specific region (say VE* or VE3* etc.) are received would be highly appreciated.
Thanks for all your effort that goes into this great software!
How soon can we expect to see a working version that allows an Alert Tag to be sent with a Beacon? This would be a GREAT addition to those of us in EmComm.
Alert tags will now apply also on the CQ/Beacon. See this screenshot:
Out in V7.1 but you can play with the early Alpha (currently in development) to test it out. It includes many other features already yet to be released. Not stable.
To your question - yes the CQFRAME table is the right one if you want to build something more customized to your need. You can read this for me details.
Unless this is a feature that could be added reasonable simply, I'm contemplating writing a small tool/add-on in python to do this.
Toying with the idea of a small Pi with a 7" Display as a desk ornament that shows activity and alerts of beacons of interest, plus configurable Email Alerts.
Took a quick peek at the DB - cqframe seems to be the table of interest. (and vmail if I want to extend the alerts to incoming Vmails)
Can I add a Trigger to the DB? or would I need to repetitively read the tables to spot changes?
Besides DB Triggers, I could also monitor the logfile(s) for changes as an alternative, but interfacing with the DB seems cleaner.