QRZ Callsign lookup

Discussion in 'General Technical Questions and Answers' started by K5GHS, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. K5GHS

    K5GHS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just wonder if the idea has ever been floated. Not to encourage Cell phone usage versus other means, but could be a handy tool 'in the field' to look up a callsign, especially if you're operating out somewhere with cell coverage and didn't want to pack a computer with you.

    I know many a time I've looked at logs and luckily with it being Field day, a lookup quickly determined if the N I thought it was is actually a W or whatever, since I knew what ARRL district they were in.

    I know there are callsign CD's etc also, but sometimes packing a computer, even a laptop into the field is difficult. But seems like everyone has a cell nowadays, even if like me they only carry it for the XYL and emergencies.

    So has this idea ever crossed anyones mind at QRZ, or otherwise? Or does it exist already somewhere and my search just yielded nothing because I'm searching wrong?

    Thanks for any commentary.
  2. KA0GKT

    KA0GKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    There isn't any reason you couldn't use a handheld pc which is also a cell phone to browse to QRZ.com and look up a call...I do hope that you don't plan to do this in rush hour traffic :rock:

    73 DE KAØGKT/7

  3. KU7PDX

    KU7PDX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use the following WAP site on my cell phone to look up calls:


    If you go under 2. HAM DX and then 3. Call Lookup, you can enter any callsign in for the info.

    If you try using a regular web browser it will not pull up the website, you have to use a cell phone browser to pull it up.
  4. K5AHH

    K5AHH Ham Member QRZ Page

    [​IMG] Cool beans. I just visited that WAP callsign lookup site, and it worked like a charm. Thanks for the site.
  5. WB2BEW

    WB2BEW Ham Member QRZ Page

    My employer has supplied me with a Nextel/Blackberry for my job. In addition to e-mail, messaging, and phone it has internet browsing. I can look up a callsign or even read this forum with it. Isn't technology great?
    Marty WB2BEW
  6. W6TMI

    W6TMI Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have an axim w/ bluetooth, with a bluetooth/internet pcs visionized cellphone and can look up and do the forums. I'll have to try the WAP site though. Skipping a step might be nice.
  7. K7ALY

    K7ALY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sweetness, thanks for the tip. It's bookmarked now.
  8. ZS6RO

    ZS6RO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Try http://www.zs6ro.co.za/index.wml on your cellphone .. Its a WAP site which I host ...

    It also allows you to get the last 5 current DX-Spots ..

    73, Dick ZS6RO
  9. KF0RT

    KF0RT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Any sites available for this via SMS?

    You can now do Google searches via SMS -- text it a business name, for instance, and it will send back the address and phone number. Send it "WX 80005" and it will reply with a weather report for zip 80005. Kinda neat. I never tried sending it a callsign.

    I tried the Internet cellphone stuff once, but it was too painful on the "small screen." The one feature I thought was useful/fun was an airline flight lookup deal. You could key in a flight number and it would tell you the flight's current elevation, heading, airspeed and ETA. (9/11 probably killed that one.)

    73, Rob
  10. W0LPQ

    W0LPQ Ham Member QRZ Page

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