QRZ Callsign Database Policy Change

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AA7BQ, Jun 17, 2011.

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  1. WO5T

    WO5T Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for keeping QRZ functioning well. Am I one of those "stealth" users if I use
    Ham Radio Delux HRD with you looking up the callsigns? If so, I will turn it off.
     
  2. KD4CSO

    KD4CSO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Would someone please clue me in how I can read the announcement? Anywhere I click in there takes me to the top of this forum. (Same with the rest of the announcements. I read about 4 lines, and then nada.) Thanks. Arthur, KD4CSO
     
  3. K9TLP

    K9TLP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Keep up the great work.
     
  4. NC8X

    NC8X Ham Member QRZ Page

    "For those that think that there should be a FREE top notch callsign lookup database, GO MAKE ONE!
    After you spend your time and effort making it work, we will see if you still want to make it free. "


    I understand that Google is working on doing a callsign database search engine and i am sure it will be just like there search engine and supported by adds. So soon there may be another option.
     
  5. W2THU

    W2THU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Perfectly understandable and fair to all Fred. Tnx for maintaining this valuable reource!
     
  6. K0MD

    K0MD Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    QRZ.com is a fantastic ham resource and I commend Fred Lloyd and all who keep it current. I cannot imagine ham radio without this website. I encourage all users to subscribe to at least the lowest level. The website requires resources and there is no free ride or lunch in life.Scott, K0MD
     
  7. K8WDX

    K8WDX XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    QRZ look ups

    No you do not have to pay....., you just have to register, once you are registered, open QRZ, put in your user name and password, when it opens, make your browser remember, and the rest is history... BTW the XML subsription is 29.95 for one year. less than what you buy your coffee for. Why does everyone always want something for nothing??? Is this the value you put on something that you will miss greatly because your to cheap to support a nice convience like this one??? I say only let access to those who pay, after all it is a service, if you complain about this, call your high speed internet provider and complain about the $40 a month just to be able to access the internet!!! It's like to old sying goes would you like some cheese to with your wine..
     
  8. N0JEF

    N0JEF Ham Member QRZ Page

    more than fair - but then I subscribe...
     
  9. NN4F

    NN4F Ham Member QRZ Page

    The XML plus ad-free subscription is only $39.99 not $60.00, plus, it is not just FCC, that would be US hams only, what about the rest of the world, not everyone is listed via the FCC... All the DX stations list themselves on here, fred may get feeds from some countries like he does from the FCC i'm not sure. I for one applaud his change, and began subscribing today...

    Paul
     
  10. WY3X

    WY3X Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why would Fred offer free database lookup to non-registered folks?

    I'm glad Fred decided to make everyone register to use the callsign lookup- that only makes sense.

    As far as ads on the website- my opinion is this, and nothing is going to change it: I run ad-blocking
    software that I pay for on my computer. I expect it to notch out all advertising. Whether a website
    uses ads to help provide monetary income to support their website is not my problem. I pay for my
    computer, I pay for my internet connection, and I feel I have the right to control what does and doesn't
    come up on my monitor. Websites are freely placed on the internet for others to view unless it is a
    pay site. I don't buy PPV movies, and I'm sure not going to buy PPV internet website access. I support
    Fred's website by purchasing a database subscription. Honestly, I will never get my money's worth out
    of it but the website does entertain me, and that is where my value resides. I only bought the database
    subscription because I feel obligated to Fred who spends many, many hours keeping this website up,
    which I do use. Fred's work DOES have value, and we should support him for what he does for us! But-
    if it comes down to my being required to display ads on my PC as a condition of being a member of QRZ,
    I would probably drop my membership. I have not purchased anything in the last 25+ years based on an
    ad I saw on the internet, and I'm not about to start now. I absolutely despise advertising, and even mute
    the audio when it's on my television.
     
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