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Old 09-16-2013, 6:47 PM
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Exclamation Amateur radio licensees plotted on a map

I'd like to figure out a way to do the hams in your neighborhood.
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Old 09-17-2013, 8:52 AM
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I'd like to figure out a way to do the hams in your neighborhood.
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OT, but FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS): ULS Home, click on Search, click on Amateur, enter a zip code.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:54 AM
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OT, but FCC Universal Licensing System (ULS): ULS Home, click on Search, click on Amateur, enter a zip code.

For the one millionth time, that does not plot people on a map nor does it even give you a list of addresses to feed to some google maps api.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:33 PM
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For the one millionth time, that does not plot people on a map nor does it even give you a list of addresses to feed to some google maps api.
Yes, it does give you a list of addresses (I just did it), and if you understand that people are trying to HELP you, I'll tell you how.

I like to know who I'm helping. Callsign, please.

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Guys, take it down a notch.

I've created a new thread.
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For the one millionth time, that does not plot people on a map nor does it even give you a list of addresses to feed to some google maps api.
Try this: On the FCC site: License Search - Amateur License Search -- enter a zip code (and probably click "Active licensees). When it returns results, ignore the web page contents. Click "Query Download" at the top of the page, and enter your eMail address. Wait a few minutes (you'll get an eMail from the FCC) for the results to be placed in a file for you to download. Skip the "HD" records at the beginning of the file; use the "EN" records.

No map, but hey, it's free.
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Old 09-18-2013, 6:29 PM
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Whoops. I'm just checking in here.
I didn't mean to come across as persnickety when I made that "for the millionth time" remark.
Obviously it was persnickety but I didn't mean for it to be. I'll try your technique in #6 when I have two hands to work with that aren't covered in food.
If that's the only way to get the addresses then N4MC must have compiled his own database of licenses in order to plot them on a map. I can see how that would be quite an investment of time to maintain.
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Default Amateur radio licensees plotted on a map

When I go to that FCC search page there is a Mapping hyperlink that doesn't work???
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If that's the only way to get the addresses then N4MC must have compiled his own database of licenses in order to plot them on a map. I can see how that would be quite an investment of time to maintain.
That's how all of us that maintained a callsign database did it: We downloaded the FCC data into some kind of database. Then VanityHQ encouraged hams to manually enter their own callsign data for dates prior to the FCC's database creation (August 15, 1999). I managed to get archival callsign data from old CD-ROMs of callsigns from 1988-1999.

Then, all that gives is addresses. Of course, one can get an approximate lat/long from an easy-to-obtain ZIP code database. The hard part is generating the lat/long for each address. There are gov't databases that have that translation, but it didn't appear easy to use. Since new streets are constantly being created, there is ongoing maintenance. I looked into doing it several years ago, and put it on the shelf for "sometime in the future". It's still on the shelf, and will probably still be there when I die, unless someone comes up with an easier to use mapping from street address to lat/long. One might be able to feed addresses to Google; I don't know. Google might not like the amount of data lookup.

The vanity callsign prediction process is not trivial either: Put simply, it's a recursive process.
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It has just come to my attention that QRZ has beat me to it.
There is a grid square and station locator.
GridMapper by QRZ.COM

I was told it was for supporters only. (Which I'm not- yet)
The map loaded momentarily for me then I got an error message saying the site exceeded quota for the map. Apparently, if you have a high traffic count on your google maps api, google will ask you for money and if you dont pay them, they limit you to 25,000 page views per day.

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Just used it. It works fantastic.
Even better than the mapper on vanity HQ which required a zip code. This one doesn't.
And this one lets you open up multiple grid squares at a time and view all the hams in a large area instead of just one zip code at a time.

Case closed I guess. At least until QRZ closes their site.
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Missed out on this until Government gets their act together..... :/


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We regret the disruption, but during the Federal Government-wide shutdown, the FCC is limited to performing duties that are immediately necessary for the safety of life or the protection of property. FCC online systems will not be available until further notice.

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Telecommunications companies must continue to use the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS), which will remain available during the shutdown, to file reports of telecommunication service disruptions pursuant to Part 4 of the FCC's rules. NORS allows companies to file Notifications, Initial Reports and Final Reports. The information on service disruptions is essential to maintain and improve the reliability and security of the telecommunications infrastructure.

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Hello, I found a ham membership map at GridMapper by QRZ.COM
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The accuracy is questionable. When I put in my own grid square, my call sign wasn't shown...
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The accuracy is questionable. When I put in my own grid square, my call sign wasn't shown...

Works for me.

Wow! Small world. Looks like my next door neighbor is a ham!
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Hey, that's a great resource, thanks.
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The accuracy is questionable. When I put in my own grid square, my call sign wasn't shown...
I agree, i looked all over my general area and the callsigns on the map weren't even close on a lot of them, including my own fathers.
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I agree, i looked all over my general area and the callsigns on the map weren't even close on a lot of them, including my own fathers.
There's a lot that's wrong at QRZ...
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I found this site on first result of google, might work a bit Amateur Radio Licenses Map Mash-Up
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