[CQ-Contest] Who is OL7D?

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Mon Nov 14 13:38:52 EST 2022

I would suggest letting someone on the QRZ.COM staff be aware of this unintended consequence.  
There may be an easy fix.  If there is, it may only take someone asking nicely to fix it.
73, ron w3wn

-----Original Message-----
From: Pete Smith N4ZR <pete.n4zr at gmail.com>
To: john at kk9a.com; reflector cq-contest <CQ-Contest at Contesting.COM>
Sent: Mon, Nov 14, 2022 12:26 pm
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Who is OL7D?

That's what happens - it appears that when no grid square is present in 
its database, QRZ sends AA0aa, which is in Antarctica.  Obviously we 
need to fix this, because while not having a grid on QRZ's Details page 
is rare, it is not unheard of.  I think we should default to the center 
of the country or call area (for large countries)denoted by the 
callsign.  I have written to a couple of guys who may be associated with 

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 11/13/2022 10:35 PM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> What happens to the RBN when there is no QRZ listing for a particular
> callsign? Clearly OL7D is somewhere in the Czech Republic and not
> Antarctica.
> John KK9A
> Pete Smith N4ZR wrote:
> Can someone tell me how to get in contact with this station, active this
> weekend in WAE RTTY?  The station's QRZ entry lacks the Detail Page,
> which means that all of their spots on the RBN are being mapped to
> Antarctica at 0 degrees longitude.  I assume they would prefer this is
> not the case.
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