New problem with qrz.com

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W0BTU
New problem with qrz.com

I just looked up a couple of callsigns (including my own) in CQRLog 1.5.1, and QRZ returns the following error:

Tag "<Key>" not found!

Anybody else have this problem? Did qrz.com change something again?

CX1FK
the same problem here

the same problem here
new change in qrz.com: http://www.qrz.com/i/current_spec.html

DL1CPA
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same problem....

same problem....

ok2cqr
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Re: New problem with qrz.com

Somebody is crazy out there. I'll fix it, in the mean time, please use HamQTH, it works and I don't change interface for developers.

73 Petr, OK2CQR

W0BTU
Re: New problem with qrz.com

I'm very glad to hear that you are going to fix it, Petr. :-)

If you would like me to, I can send an e-mail to AA7BQ, Fred Lloyd (the owner of qrz.com) and ask him if he would be kind enough to notify you before he makes changes --like he apparently just did-- that "breaks" CQRLog.

I don't have an account with hamqth.com. I'll just wait until you have time to fix this.

73, Mike
www.w0btu.com

ok2cqr
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Re: New problem with qrz.com

Hello Mike,

I just fixed id, I used user name and password of my father OK7WA. They deleted my account and profile a while after HamQTH went online but it seems that my account still exists but it's blocked.
After I send this request:
http://xmldata.qrz.com/xml/?username=ok2cqr;password=my_pass;agent=cqrlog
I've got this:

<QRZDatabase xmlns="http://xmldata.qrz.com" version="1.24">
<Session>
<GMTime>Sun Sep 30 09:03:42 2012</GMTime>
<Remark>cpu: 0.013s</Remark>
</Session>
</QRZDatabase>

No error message. The same request but with user name and password of OK7WA is fine and I get the key value.

Now Fred has a record in database that I tried to login using XML access and can start again to write nonsences about stealing data from qrz.com :-/.

Mike, please register also to HamQTH. It's free and it helps me to create the best free hamradio callbook. Thank you!

The bug is fixed. I'll post it to svn in a few seconds.

73 Petr, OK2CQR

VP9NNL
Petr:

Petr:

Same problem. Now I have MANY entries without populated fields from failed QRZ lookup. Already changed to HamQTH. How do I trigger a lookup when editing the log entry from List mode? Any way to add if not currently available? Thanks for the product! Anything you want me to pass along to QRZ? Cheers!

k8wdx
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From main logging page, File,

From main logging page, File, show QSO list,along top menu (same place as file) click on Callbook, click on Database update, go have lunch or dinner or Coffee ect, come back and all will be update. 73 Tom K8WDX

Tom K8WDX

VP9NNL
Thanks, Tom and Petr! Works

Thanks, Tom and Petr! Works like a charm!

73, VP9NNL

ok2cqr
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Re: Petr:

Excactly like Tom wrote. Use the filter to list only QSO you need to update. Then click to callbook -> database update.

The problem with qrz is already fixed and now we are trying to debug error in dx cluster code. Program randomly crashs and we don't know why.

CX1FK
301 Moved Permanently

GET /xml?username=cx1fk;password=passwd;agent=cqrlog HTTP/1.0
Host: www.qrz.com
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Synapse)

HTTP/1.0 301 Moved Permanently
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:16:38 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu)
Location: http://xmldata.qrz.com/xml?username=cx1fk;password=passwd;agent=cqrlog
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Content-Length: 367
Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
X-Cache: MISS from localhost
X-Cache-Lookup: MISS from localhost:3128
Connection: close

301 Moved Permanently

Moved Permanently
The document has moved here.

Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server at www.qrz.com Port 80

W0BTU
Re: New problem with qrz.com

I just registered with hamqth. Seems to work fine. :-)

73, Mike
www.w0btu.com

ok1rr
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Re: New problem with qrz.com

I would vote for immediate termination of the QRZ.COM support. I would initiate a poll or something similar to give a chance others to express their opinions.The QRZ.COM problem is artificial, caused by the owner who maintains primarily his profit. This nasty thing costs a lot of energy of our author who probably prefers to spend his time with more useful things...

W0BTU
Re: New problem with qrz.com

I can appreciate why you want to terminate qrz.com support, but please don't do that. I don't like what happened either, but far more people use and update their information on qrz.com than anywhere else.

There are a lot of logging programs out there. Certainly, before Fred Lloyd makes a change, he notifies the authors of them well in advance. Is it possible that Fred is just not aware of CQRLog?

73, Mike
www.w0btu.com

ok2cqr
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Re: New problem with qrz.com

Hello Mike,

I won't drop qrz support. As I wrote before, it's already fixed and works again. He made redirect(html code 301) so depends on the way how the request is processed, users won't see any problem. I use library that returns raw data and nothing else. So I changed the url directly in source code. Maybe I'll put it into preferences.

Changing anything in interface for logging program is not good idea. I suppose there are log which are not supported by their authors for long time. People still use it and now the search may stop working.

I don't know if Fred is avare of CQRLOG or not. He should be, because he has cqrlog name in database. The program name is sent with evey request to qrz XML interface. But I doubt he sent any email. To be completely honest, I don't care. After HamQTH went online, he deleted my whole profile and blocked my account. I didn't know that and found out by accident. He writes to his forum that HamQTH steals data from QRZ, call it hacker's site. I've never stolen any data from qrz. After HamQTH went online, I got many databases from users. Sad is that I got also part of qrz database. I didn't know about that. Fred didn't send me any email and started this nasty campaign against me and HamQTH. Sometimes I get an email from HamQTH users with copy of the posts at qrz forum. After reading the posts, I feel very happy and full of energy to more work (strong irony).

I don't want to be sad and angry so I don't care about qrz, don't go to the page. I work on HamQTH and other projects I like and make me happy. I'm on the air using my lovely CW. Don't be afraid. I'm not going to drop qrz support.

Have a nice day Mike and please sometimes look at HamQTH. I'd like to create the best free hamradio callbook. I think the site is very good but without users, there is no chance to reach the goal.

73 Petr, OK2CQR

ok1rr
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Re: New problem with qrz.com

Mike & others,

Mr. Lloyd changed the data format many times in the past without any warning. His changes were made so frequently that Petr decided to build up the HamQTH.com. It was a stupid 'race' when the QRZ interface was changed, we deciphered the format, Petr changed the parser and released a new version. There was a half dozen of 'new versions' where only 'new' feature actually was a working QRZ.COM interface -- for 2 weeks or so, then another change come and so on. With HamQTH.com we have a dedicated server which will work with CQRLOG forever and I assumed that this problem is solved, also forever. We were slandered as 'hackers', there were many quite unpleasant moments and I was in hope to stop such nasty competition. Also I learned that Mr. Lloyd is not as nice as he wants to be judged, we don't need to repeat his words here. You bet that any inquiry pointing to him is meaningless and naive by far. Sometimes a 'friendship' depends on the $$$ amount you pay. OK2CQR is a 'persona non grata' at QRZ.COM, his profile was blocked and prevented to be displayed. If Mr. Lloyd informs other logger authors in advance, this is not the case of CQRLOG. Unfortunately, some (how many?) CQRLOG users persistently using QRZ.COM and (as Petr says) calling for the support. The 'never ending story' continues...

Petr told me that he must continue in the QRZ.COM support because many users calling for it. I disagreed. The sole reason of my previous comment (suggestion) was to preserve Petr's health, time and energy for other, more useful things. We should also keep in mind that OK2CQR has a young family and wants also to be active on the air. BTW do you know that Petr is also a Top Grade operator, a member of FOC, A1-OP, HSC, CWops and many other clubs?

Unfortunately, I can do quite few things for CQRLOG regardless of the fact that I am an rather old chap, retired, with a lot of time (compared to Petr). My limited programming skills are not enough, there is no another Petr who will continue when something strange happens...

I don't want to terminate anything but we should reorder our priorities, probably...

My sincere apologies for this longish posting...

W0BTU
Re: New problem with qrz.com

Hello Petr and Martin,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Your points are well taken.

I can certainly understand what you are saying about Petr's time, energy, health, and family. Those are far more important than changes to CQRLog.

I wish I could volunteer to help, but it's been a long time since I've done any programming. I've done BASIC and PASCAL from scratch and modified Python and Perl and Bash scripts, but very little C.

I absolutely will switch back-and-forth between qrz and hamqth, as you request. My version is still 1.5.1, when it updates, I'll switch back to qrz again.

I hope the misunderstanding with Fred can be cleared up some day. I have some thoughts on that, but I have to get back to work.

Thanks to you both for an outstanding logging program!

73, Mike
www.w0btu.com

VP9NNL
I had the error show up again

I had the error show up again today when a contact was not listed in HamQTH but was listed in QRZ so I switched back to populate the log. Most frustrating. There is room for both.

W0BTU
Re: I had the error show up again

I think Petr has not published a newer version of CQRLog that addresses the qrz.com change, because there is another bug that needs to be fixed first. I know it's frustrating, but let's give him a little time. :-)

73, Mike
www.w0btu.com

k8wdx
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There will be improvements as

There will be improvements as well as bug fixes, one thing to remember Peter will use the log and do extensive testing before releasing an update so he can catch as many bugs as possible before it goes out. Tom K8WDX
BTW he has a family to attend to as well...

Tom K8WDX

W0BTU
Re: There will be improvements as

A family, yes. That's very important.

And so is Petr's mental and physical health. A programmer can burn out if he doesn't just relax, smile, and sit and stare into the distance sometime, and think about nothing. Been there, done that. Exercise helps, too.

Whether it's two days, two weeks, or two months before these latest issues are fixed: after it's completed and released to us users, nobody will care. :-)

73, Mike
www.w0btu.com

ok2cqr
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RE: Re: There will be improvements as

It's already fixed and commited to SVN. Martin is working on country tables and I'm working on bugs. I'm sorry for delay.

It would be nice to think about nothing, but I still have to do something. I don't know how to relax. When I had problems with my hands, I was very nervous, my wife can confirm that :-). Sometimes I'm very tired and can't focus to anything. On the weekend I spend two days in kitchen with cooking and baking. That is my relax.

73 Petr

KJ4SJY
Call lookup

Hi Petr, I hope you are well and I hate to bother you with this, but i'm having an issue where I get (500): in the callbook (HamQTH.com) window. I have played with this for awhile, and havent been able to get lookups to work. i have them working on fldigi. so im a bit confused as to why itsnot working on CQRLOG 1.5.2. I'm running Zorin 6 64 bit which is a spin off of Ubuntu 12.04. Other then that it works great. I love the program and thanks for all you do.
 
73 Dave
KJ4SJY

k8wdx
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Dave, try this, not sure if

Dave, try this, not sure if it will work with Zorin, but works with Mint,

Terminal:
sudo touch /etc/resolv.conf
sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf
 
you must create two lines:
 
nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4
save and restart

Tom K8WDX

CX1FK
New Change

New Change

http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?215302-QRZ-Website-Link-Policy-Update
search from Qso list work.
search from previous qso not work.