ds_redbutton.pl is a script written in perl with the Tk GUI extension to allow a local user to join or leave a dynamic observing session at any time. In order to work, this script requires that the perl Tk extension is installed. First try running the script. If you get an error message about perl not finding the Tk extension, you can install it in at least two different ways:
cpan(you may be asked some questions, the default answers are usually OK).
ds_redbutton.pl in an editor and go to the “Configuration” section. Change the
$station_id definition to match the antenna you are using. If you have installed this script in the non-default location, or are sending status information to a server other than fourier or on a different port than the default, then some changes will be necessary here.