QRZ.COM Database via APRS

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  1. KC7GNM

    KC7GNM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Useless? Well apparently you only played with it for a little bit. I find it quite useful for all types of situations. We have bike races here in Cochise county and it is perfect for keeping track of the different groups of riders. Also nice for getting wx warnings and chatting with other hams that use it. There are plenty of things to do on APRS and the DOQRZ option is just another tool added that makes it even more versatile.

    Now what do you mean a waste of bandwidth? APRS uses only 1 freq in the 2m band. At least it is pretty much used by hams only unlike the waste of bandwidth called winlink. APRS is the most efficient use of the spectrum by far of any mode. Multiple uses can share the same freq all at the same time unlike voice, sstv, winlink, etc... Try getting 7 or 8 folks talking on a voice freq at the same time. I bet I can shove more information out faster than any of the modes I mentioned above so again I ask how it is a waste of bandwidth?
  2. KC7GNM

    KC7GNM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for putting this out. I will definitely let all my local users know about this new and pretty neat feature.
  3. KB9MWR

    KB9MWR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree with this statement. It's basically a bunch of digi-peated beacons.

    Back in the 70s all the way till 90's around here we ran NOS packages over AX.25 to support TCP/IP over the air. TCP/IP is the protocol of the internet, and makes transmissions routeable so they are not being repeated all over the place to places they don't need to go.

    With a gateway station you can address a message to:
    In the message body:
    lookup callsign1
    lookup callsign2

    Worked just like what you're posting about, but in a more logical addressable fashion.

    To me APRS can have it's place, but there is way to much hype associated with it.
  4. KU0DM

    KU0DM Guest

    wow, that is a lot for a 1200 baud channel
    it works, but certainly isn't something i would want people using often.
  5. AE5PL

    AE5PL Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    WHO-IS responded but the IGate near you did not gate the responses (or acks) to RF. This is most often caused by an out-of-date IGate that rejects the IS SSID.


    Pete Loveall AE5PL
  6. KC0YEF

    KC0YEF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Love it
    OR hate it

    USE IT!

    The software is great you can still use it in your car without the GPS data just set of a permanent location email away.
    Your activity still will be tracked but real time tracking is disabled.:) ??

    I have used Xastir winlink and UI-viewDOS and UI-View 32, Ui-View is a great program and will continue to grow...
    Now if someone can figure how to use any map software and read any map...on it
  7. KC0YEF

    KC0YEF Ham Member QRZ Page

  8. N9MXQ

    N9MXQ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    How do you get the ads from qrz.com to go out via aprs?

    I'm surprised that they let you use QRZ without them.
  9. VE2FET

    VE2FET Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi. I'm sorry, you lost me. What is the question again? Did you try DOQRZ

    73, Sylvain VE2FET

    PS: DOQRZ is using QRZ.COM data under the authorization from Fred AA7BQ.
  10. N9MXQ

    N9MXQ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes, I've tried it. Think it's quite slick actually. Although I don't like the idea of email addresses being sent out like that..

    Nothing is free, HRD was using QRZ for lookups, had to add a window to show all the advertisements. Seems to me that all things being equal the QRZ folks would want you to do the same.

    Seems only fair..
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