HamQTH.com and qrz.com are similar services, but HamQTH.com is free of charge and free of advertisement. For both you have to register first, before you can use the xml based queries. Enter your account data in Preferences–>Databases.
When you click the small (disclosure) triangle, the result side window opens. The queries are enabled now, there are no menu items. A query starts:
The contest interface uses a similar panel.
The mid part shows the result as plain text, with the original field names. A double click on a row performs one of the following action where applicable:
Found addresses can be used for address label printing, see the QSL menu. (n/a for contest)
When coordinates (red needle) were found, the map will be drawn. The map shows the path and your own location (green needle) as well. For your own location, the location from Preferences–>General–>My grid square is used. Your location will not be determined using other methods. The magenta lines represent the subsquare, or the Square when only 4 digits are available.
To see a bigger map, use Menu–>Window–>Map. This window shows the same information and provides further features. You can enter a grid square (up to 10 digits) to see the location, or you can long click (0.1 - 0.75 sec) into the map to determine the QRA locator. (Magenta needle) The Square and the Subsquare are drawn as well for your orientation.
User data from Club Log can be shown in the HamQTH/qrz.com table of results. You have to load the data first: Menu–>Online–>Load Club Log user data. This database is updated weekly.
The entries have the following meaning:
After a log import (i.e. contest), some useful information may be missing in your logbook. Missing data can be added with results from HamQTH.com or qrz.com. Mark the QSOs in question in the log table and use: Menu–>QSO–>Add QSO data. The results will be listed in a table. Red written entries may contain false information, because the returned data are from a different callsign! Some data fields can be edited, just double click a cell. To save the new information, select the rows you want to use.
The location from selected QSOs can be presented on a map. When the exact location is unknown, the default position for the DXCC entity is used. Menu–>QSO–>Show selected stations on map This function is also available in the QSO search window.
The results from a DXCC entity search can be presented as well: Menu–>QSO–>Show entities on map All listed entries will be shown.