QRZCQ offering 100 free premium memberships


Received this e-mail today from Daniel DO7FOX of QRZCQ:

We’ve been online for two years now! The first day was 2011 Oct 10. We are about 60500 users now and still growing fast!

Some sizes and numbers:

– Calls in database: 2.536.181
– Call views: 14.333.826
– Logbook QSOs: 22.726.374
– All time QSOs processed: 172.480.731
– Monthly visits: 950.000
– DX-Cluster spots with or from our users: 58%
– Video views: 137.995
– Users with picture: 18.237
– DX-Cluster spots via web interface: 69.845
– Max users on DX-Cluster via web interface: 119
– Forum posts: 401 (not much)
– Stream posts: 1.274
– XML lookups: 309.067 (closed test)
– Database queries per second: 2.462
– DX-Cluster spots in database: 8.289.618

Some future dates:

– Date when the site becomes unreadable due to ads: never 😉
– Date when the online log should start (still coding): aprox. Jan 2014
– Date of next 3rd birthday: 10 Oct 2014

And, unfortunately, 6 users went SK (known) since the site started. May the Ether be with them.

To celebrate this birthday, 100 new registered and activated users will get premium for free. The period for 100 premium will start in few hours.

Please help us grow, use the “Invite” function in your account and please invite your Ham and Swl friends. All you need is their call and email.

Thank you very much for the faith given us everyday by using our site!

Please visit us again and take a look! If you forgot your password simply try to login with your call and last password you remember, then use the simple ‘password forgotten’ function to recover your password.

You can visit QRZCQ to sign up at http://www.qrzcq.com

Have you given QRZCQ a try? What’s your opinion of it?

Matt Thomas, W1MST, is the managing editor of AmateurRadio.com. Contact him at [email protected].

6 Responses to “QRZCQ offering 100 free premium memberships”

  • Colin GW3WSU:

    Do we really need an alternative to QRZ.COM?

  • John Hughes, ks4xn:

    Would you pass along my info for a premium acct w/qrzcq?


  • QRZCQ is a great site. It’s quite useful and is well designed.

    I’m good on QRZCQ 🙂

  • BX2ABT:

    @Colin GW3WSU who wrote: Do we really need an alternative to QRZ.COM?

    We do, but this has been dicussed here before, so no need to go over it again.

    Personally, I think qrzcq has a messy layout and I prefer hamQTH.com.

  • Scott W0SGM:

    personally,I prefer ANYTHING but qrz.com….but until someone else releases a database that works run from the hard drive and is supported by logging programs…qrz.com is it..I operate more than half the time without internet access,so all these internet based lookup sites do me no good.

  • HamQTH.com is good as well. They do just callsign lookups and not all the other ancillary stuff that QRZCQ does, but it’s a nice, simple, and clean design. OK2CQR, the creator of HamQTH, also writes the CQRLog program which is a rather good logging program for Linux.

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