Hidden Address Feature

Discussion in 'Suggestions and New Feature Requests' started by KG4EQY, Nov 18, 2010.

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  1. KG4EQY

    KG4EQY Ham Member QRZ Page

    How can we (or can we) hide our address since anyone can view this information by hearing a call sign on any net - we have enough QRM in this area and know that non-licensed radio owners are listening...

    If this option is not possible, perhaps QRZ should consider adding this important feature (allowing only hams the option of viewing this information)...

    73,

    Frank
     
  2. AK4MP

    AK4MP QRZ Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    What about the US hams whose address is listed on line in the FCC ULS data base. This is public record.
     
  3. KG4EQY

    KG4EQY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hidden...

    True however the FCC database is much more involved when it comes to finding even the Amateur Radio Service page, and even if a call sign is entered into the FCC Home Page search window it will not display that information - only when on the ARS page itself, so important that QRZ make this option available - some folks would love to find a house packed with electronic equipment by just entering a call sign...

    Years ago it was not an issue, but it sure is today...

    73
     
  4. KG4EQY

    KG4EQY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hidden...

    ...not that I'm in that category, being a poor working person with just an HT, but surely there are those who have ham shacks that are in that category...

    73
     
  5. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    IIRC, if you *originally* listed your mailing address with the FCC as a PO box, then that is all someone would find. However, if you used your home address, even if you change it to a PO box, the other address is still viewable.

    Plan B is to avoid mentioning anytime you are going out of town, and certainly your APRS should not track your every move.
     
  6. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    It's not involved, actually.

    Anyone with a computer knows how to use Google. Google an amateur callsign and within a second or two, you'll have that callsign holder's name. Search a bit more, you'll find an address for almost anybody.

    Took ten seconds to find yours.;)
     
  7. KG4EQY

    KG4EQY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hidden...

    True enough about searching the Internet - not much information is unavailable today (one of the problems of having too much information), though still as many in the ID theft business say, anything we can do to make that more difficult is a good thing...

    And true enough about not being at home - there are those on our traffic net who often say things about going out of town, going on a cruise, etc., that they shouldn't broadcast (literally), since anyone can make a note of that and know when they will not be at home...

    In the old days (before the internet) criminals would do that to people by searching the obituaries - when my Dad passed on in the 1980's I came home from the funeral to find that someone put a flathead screwdriver to our front door deadbolt, but thankfully our neighbors must have been home and the person stopped before any damage was done, so people are always out there looking for a chance...

    73,

    Frank
     
  8. KF5FEI

    KF5FEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    We always made it a point to have a friend babysit the house when one of the occupants died. We left beer and cookies and got the premium cable channels activated so they wouldn't get bored.
     
  9. KG4EQY

    KG4EQY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hidden...

    LOL - sounds like something that Santa would like!!!

    73,

    Frank
     
  10. AF7Q

    AF7Q Ham Member QRZ Page

    I with the original poster. In this day and age, QRZ.com should provide an opt-out feature for home address listings. Come on, QRZ, show us you're listening and can adopt to the times.
     
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