QRZ Callsign Database Policy Change

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  1. W5BIB

    W5BIB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sorry to read abt ur condx. All you still have to do to "enjoy" amateur radio is; pay the "light" bill. I hope ur situation changes for the better soon. 73 W5BIB...
  2. KA5LQJ

    KA5LQJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi All! :)
    I'm behind times, I guess, LOL! I don't look up a lot of ham's addressses and I don't use a logging program. I'm not sure of what XML does, maybe I need to catch-up, He,he,he. My logging program consist of paper and a pencil and my trust the other ham is telling me the TRUTH. Although I was fooled by an N7KRS once.

    Thanks for all you and your staff's hard work, Fred. I don't like bots either, along with viri (plural of viruses), Trojans, malware, browser grabbers, etc. The only S.P.A.M. I want is the Society for the Preservation of Amplitude Modulation, ;).

    I'm waiting on a Ubuntu CD start-up disc to change over this computer. Then maybe my trouble with hanks & boogers will be over, ROFL.


    Remember our troops and their families, WORLD-WIDE in prayers.
  3. K7JBQ

    K7JBQ Moderator Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page


    Again, there is no charge, as long as you're logged in, unless you hit 150 requests per day. Yes, you will see ads.

    To exceed 150 requests, and to have the info pop right up sans ads, it's $29.95.

    Your choice.

  4. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I just don't understand what the problem is.

    To exceed 150 callsign lookups per day, you'd basically need to do a lookup every three minutes for eight hours straight. To me, that sounds like a lot.

    Looked at another way - that's more than 54,000 free lookups per year!
  5. N0JEF

    N0JEF Ham Member QRZ Page

    "QRZ subscribers, of any type, are granted unlimited daily access to the QRZ callsign data."

    So just subscribe and pay for the service. Problem solved. Oh yeah. People demand soemthing for nothing.
  6. W4ABC

    W4ABC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just looked at your QRZ profile and you've got nearly all new gear in your shack and your mobile HF station is mounted in a Mercedes SUV!

    Please tell us you were joking so we all don't think you're a dope!

    Jon Pearl - W4ABC
  7. EA4TA

    EA4TA Guest

    Maybe logging softwares should double duty as nodes, in a decentralized info service with root zone servers ala DNS.

    That would be cool and free. And would also free qrz.com of the inconvenience.

    If ampr.org hadn't died, the service may have already been implemented with NIS/YP or even bind/DNS.

    It's just an idea from a cheap operator.

    Eduardo EA4TA
  8. K4ED

    K4ED Ham Member QRZ Page

    As a registered and logged in member, is there a way to see how many of my 150 look-ups/day I have used?

    Also, is it 150 look-ups per 24 period, or per calendar day? If per calendar day, which time zone is that 'day' in?
  9. N5VEI

    N5VEI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have been a subscriber for a few years now and loved it, but now my logging programs do not work even though I am a subscriber. I have HRD logbook looking up under QRZ.com subscriber with my login and password, but it get just the name and not much else. Same goes for my DXKeeper. While I truly understand why the policy is in place, I am a subscriber and do not like what has happened to my look up service. If this is how it is going to work, what is the use for me? I do not want to have to go to the web and look up every callsign every time. Like I said I am a subscriber (XML... 30 bucks).

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  10. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator QRZ Page

    We'we had several such reports and every single one of them has been found to work after the user configured HRD properly. Although you've been a subscriber, your programs have not been using the subscription that you've been paying for. When only the name is returned it means that you have logged in under a user name that does not have a subscription. You MUST check your settings and make sure that HRD is using your QRZ password and username. I will guarantee 100% that HRD will work with QRZ. the reason that I'm so confident of this is because HRD is our #1 XML user program. In fact, I use it myself, and, QRZ is a paid sponsor of HRD. If you are troubleshooting and are wondering if your XML subscription is working, just go to http://www.qrz.com/xcheck When xcheck works then your XML is confirmed OK.
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