QRZ Callsign Database Policy Change

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  1. K4TGK

    K4TGK XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Fred:
    I subscribed and I am happy to have done so. The only thing I would ask is make the subscription page compatible with Opera browser. I use that because it is easier for me to zoom. (worn out eyes). I have tried to subscribe with it and it keeps returning to the sign-in page. I had to open IE, which i absolutely detest. I did it anyway. I am otherwise extremely happy to subscribe. Works faster too.
     
  2. W5DQ

    W5DQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't think it's an issue of the source of the data being sold here but rather the service to deliver that data. If you look over the internet, there are a vast myriad of people making money off of someone else's data or work by selling the 'delivery' of that data or works. A good example is the selling of manuals available free for download from many of the manufacturers but someone collects the manuals, puts them on a CD and sells them for $5 to 10 a throw. Their disclaimer is that they are selling the delivery not the contents so thereby no infringing on any copyright laws.

    Fred and QRZ simply are providing a fast and effcient delivery method for public data like the FCC database and such. I had been a subscriber and will continue to do so.

    Gene W5DQ
     
  3. VE3BNO

    VE3BNO Ham Member QRZ Page

    looks good to me, Fred.....I wondered how long it would be before the load caught up
    to you........

    Thanks for running such a great service...........

    George VE3BNO
     
  4. AF6LJ

    AF6LJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is a good move all around; I wonder why this has not been the rule along.

    This does encourage clubs that engage in contesting to become QRZ members.
    Good deal Fred. :)
     
  5. VP9KS

    VP9KS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Bravo Zulu fred
     
  6. W0FCE

    W0FCE Ham Member QRZ Page

    thanks for taking control. Appreciate a casual lookup so we are glad to be a member

    Bill

    W0FCE
     
  7. WB0UUB

    WB0UUB Ham Member QRZ Page

    database access change

    Sounds excellent to me!
    WB0UUB
     
  8. KV9L

    KV9L Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not sure if I totally agree with the cost since its really just "free" "delimited" data (or freely inputted for non US hams) just parsed into another DB format. Having owned and sold a successful hosting company I truly understand Application Development Costs, Ping, Pipe and Power..... I think someone is going to try and make a pretty penny.

    Here's my $30.... I think you need it more than I do ;)
     
  9. W6SDM

    W6SDM XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    In usual modesty, Fred didn't mention the popularity of QRZ amongst legitimate users. While the bots love it, people love it more. I don't know how many times I have talked to a DX contact who was checking out my QRZ.com page. A new ham may not know what QRZ means but he knows what QRZ.com is.

    If something were to happen to QRZ.com tomorrow, I would mortgage my house and gather together whatever business investors I could to put up an identical site. I have no doubt it would be a good investment. This is almost a necessity and certainly a major convenience to anyone who operates amateur radio.
     
  10. K5FNI

    K5FNI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well, honestly, Guy, don't you think you should take that up with the program's author instead of with QRZ? I surely think that you should.
     
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