QSL Query, the Glassware I wrote for amateur radio operators using Google’s Go programming language, has been featured in the Eclectic Technology column of the December 2013 issue of QST! QST is the monthly journal of the Amateur Radio Relay League. It is free to all ARRL members and can also be found at most major bookstores and supermarkets.
My first Google Glass app, QSL Query, is now available for use! Its purpose is to look up USA-based amateur (“ham”) radio call signs using the FCC database, and returning the address information associated with those callsigns. This information is often used by ham radio operators to complete QSL cards to acknowledge contact via amateur radio.
When using this application, the call sign information can be shared via email, Google+, and Facebook. Twitter sharing does not yet work properly, as the information returned exceeds 140 characters.
This Glassware was written using Go (also known as “golang”), an open source programming language originally developed at Google in 2007.