CQ Monitor Data Source

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hi8smx
CQ Monitor Data Source

Hi, is there a way that I can program where the CQ Monitor goes to get data for stations?, I've noticed that CQ Monitor is displaying certain stations as located in a particular state in the US and when the qso is made I see that they are in a different location. As soon as I begin the qso, in the New Qso Window the correct information is displayed and often differs from what is shown in Cq Monitor.

Can I direct CqMonitor to look into QRZ.com for example?

73

Santiago
HI8SMX

oh1kh
CQ Monitor Data Source

Hi!

CQ-monitor uses same ctyfiles as cqrlog itself. So you see the same problem with manual enter of New Qso.
us_states.tab in ~/.config/carlog/ctyfiles holds the information, but it fails as US stations need not to change their call any more when they move.
Same here in Finland. Previously country was clearly divided to counties OH0...OH9 and you had to ask for new call from telecommunication author if you moved. Not any more.

That makes precise county definition from callsign prefix impossible.
Only way, in question of US states, would be to make database holding all calls and counties from FCC databases and update it on regular basis.

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Saku
OH1KH

hi8smx
Thanks

Thanks Saku for the clarification. I now understand. Really appreciate it.

73
Hi8SMX, Santiago

ok1rr
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Prefix alocation in OH

Saku,

if I understand correctly, now a station from Helsinki can use OH9 prefix. Hmmm...
What about OH0? Must be they on Aland? And Market Reef? Still OJ0?
Can you tell me the date when your authorities gave up the prefix alocation?
It would help me to keep the country files fresh and useful.

Many thanks, 73
Martin, OK1RR

oh1kh
Prefix alocation in OH

Hi Martin.

I'm not sure how long this has been on. But quite long. One source says that selling callsigns started in mid of 1990's ( http://oh2mp.ham.fi/kutsut.html , in Finnish :use google translate)
The provinces were abolished on 1 January 2010 and I think that at least that time also prefixes by provinces finally lost their original status.
How ever authorities still try to give a new call following the old province formula. How ever yo can buy a callsign that is not in use.

I could buy OH9SAKU and use it here (in old province formula of OH1).

So you can not specify area by prefix any more for sure.

Except OJ0, and I think OH0 is also quite sure (but I do not know if it is just a gentlemen agreement).
Mainland prefixes may be mixed as in U.S.A.

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Saku
OH1KH