it is not nice to make these changes without an explanation.
This has affected thousands of users.
Wasting everybodys time, downloading older versions to try to fix the changes we did not know about.
Please put out a note now for the users that have not used it this week, stating that now there will be a fee to get the info.
QRZ on their update changed the data format so HRD does not recognize it now. They have done this on several occasions before and Simon made a quick change to HRD to make it work. Since he sold HRD I don't have any idea of what will happen now. Maybe this is their way to get everyone to subscribe to the XML version for $30 instead of using the free internet qrz look up in HRD.
This is not the first time this has been done.
I just subscribed to the XML Data on QRZ and still do not get the info into HRD v5.0. I get the name but do not get the locator or city. Can someone help me fix this?
Howard - K6SID
Howard, did you configure HRD to use the XML lookup option?? On my version of Logbook, the second toolbar at the top has a "configure" button. Hit that then "callsign lookup." On the "lookup options" button make sure and check "subscription interface (Fast)" under "QRZ.COM via internet." Be sure and put in your username and password. You can then "test" it at the bottom of that same pane. Also be sure and "enable" lookup details from CD/Internet under the "enable" tab.
Originally Posted by K6SID
While on the "logbook" screen of HRD, the lookup pane is at the upper left. You might actually have to click on one of the buttons near the bottom of that pane to select it, as mine is configured to show either Favorites, Lookup or Radio Pane.
When you enter a call, the lookup will return all the data in that pane. That is where the XML subscription service returns the data.
Originally Posted by W4PG
I have the first part of your explanation completed exactly as you describe. I even set up my screen with Radio Pane, Favorites, Lookup.
However, Lookup does not appear to bring anything in. I assume you are referring to when I enter a CallSign into DM780 it should appear in Lookup? Well, even if I enter the call sign into the logbook Lookup, it only comes back with only my name and not the other details.
I think I noticed the issue: When I look at other messages, they are indicated at XML Subscriber, however, when you look at my message I am just listed as a Subscriber..... Somehow I am not in the system as a XML Subscriber.....
Could that be the real issue???
That appears to be exactly the issue. Did you buy an XML portal subscription? I don't see that one listed in your profile. Please send an email to email@example.com asking to have the XML portal activated, assuming you subscribed to that.
Edited to add:
Go to the following link to make sure your XML subscription is working.
Last edited by W4PG; 11-28-2011 at 11:23 PM.
I think your explanation of why these changes were made makes sense. I don't currently have an XML subscription, but I will soon.
Until then, I'll be doing the copy and paste routine...
"America's quiet warriors are the legion of ham radio operators, 700,000 of them, who are always at ready for backup duty in emergencies – amateur, unpaid, uncelebrated, civilian radio operators, during and after floods and fires and tornadoes. After the 9/11 attacks, hams were indispensable in reuniting friends and families. Most recently it was they who expedited the search for debris after the Columbia Explosion , and right now, at this moment, they are involved in homeland security to a greater degree than you would want me to make public."
— Paul Harvey News and Comment, ABC Radio, March 19, 2003
in response to your reply to my post you have totally missed the point.
The callsign data previously provided through the XML interface is not there anymore for Ham Members. As a matter of common courtesy the users should at least be notified on the forum or on the website.
I am very familiar with screen scraping, but was using the XML data route - (note this is the HRD section), a feature I did not make clear, my bad, but this was not the point of my post.
The often quoted 8c a day is a bad statement. If we could pay 8c a day then most people would not have a problem, however 30USD in one payment may present problems to those who cannot afford this. As I said in my post I am not averse to paying the fee, but as an e-mail I had sent enquiring about the changes had been ignored I was unsure that if it was a technical issue that would be resolved then the subscription would be unnecessary.
Your technical page regarding the XML interface does not (did not if now changed) make it clear that this is now a subscription only service, and that when I made the post there was no official notice that your policy had changed then, as a paid for service, the treatment of your potential 'customers' is disgraceful.
To put it in simple terms YOU SHOULD HAVE ISSUED/POSTED A DEFINITIVE STATEMENT ON YOUR SITE OR FORUMS WHEN YOU CHANGED YOUR POLICY SO THAT USERS OF YOUR DATABASE KNEW WHAT YOUR NEW POLICY WAS, AND THIS WOULD HAVE AVOIDED ALL THESE POSTS AND THE BAD FEELINGS BEING GENERATED"
It is so sad that this hobby is all about communication, a commodity which is so lacking as regards your changes to your policy, and reading other posts this is not an isolated incident.
It is not too late to remedy this and make it clear what data is available for free and what is available subscription only.