Re: QRZ Error Message


I receive the error message that I've described only when I have ACL open.  I use QRZ lookup service and my reason for posting in this group was because I thought there might be some glitch in the interface provided for client programs ( N3FJP) that connect to the QRZ.COM database.   

I have no issues accessing the QRZ site with a browser.




On September 17, 2019 at 1:03 PM Pat Whelton <pwhelton@...> wrote:

Thank you Dean for taking the time to comment on QRZ’d problem and then reminding us that it doesn’t belong here.
Pat - KZ5J
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:16 PM
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] QRZ Error Message
Has anyone bothered to ask the QRZ folks about this? It could be something they have set up as their security. I have never seen an online account that does not time out after a period of inactivity. Something that clearly has nothing to do with Scott's software is getting a lot of time on here.

Dean, KC9EOQ
On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 8:00 AM Pat Whelton < pwhelton@...> wrote:
Sorry my tracking is not that detailed.  It’s just frustrating when you’re in a hurry and you want to look up QSL info on a rare one and QRZ won’t give you the address until you log on.  You then log on and figure that’s the end of it but a couple of days later you have to logon again.
Pat - KZ5J
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:55 AM
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] QRZ Error Message

Good morning Pat.


Have you noticed or can you look back and see how long it was since the previous entry when this happened?  That just might be interesting to know.  I suspect it is something like 12 hours, but I don’t think I’ve ever experienced it twice on one day, so my log wouldn’t show something like that.


Have a GREAT day sir.


Vy73 - Mike - KD5KC.

El Paso, Texas - DM61rt.

SOTA W5T-Texas Association Manager.

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From: <> On Behalf Of Pat Whelton
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] QRZ Error Message


Glad I’m not the only one having problems with QRZ.   My issue is I have to log on to QRZ more often than I would like.  I can understand being forced to logon maybe twice a year but more than that is a pain in the a**.  I’ve been keeping track of it and here is my experience in the last two months:


QRZ Login


8/06/19 – Twice




9/15/19 – Twice


A little much in my opinion.


Also I my subscription is paid up unitl 5/31/2020 and I really don’t use QRZ all that much.




Pat - KZ5J


Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:30 AM

Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] QRZ Error Message


Morning Paul.


I get the same error.  I am not certain if the computer going to sleep has as much to do with it as the time elapsed since the last QRZ database access.  I get this error early in the morning after sleeping all night, but I sometimes get it after logging the local 80m guys at 5-am, then late in the afternoon making another contact.  It seems if I make several contacts spread through-out the day (like SOTA chasing) that the database is “kept alive” by the periodic use.  The computer often goes to sleep between entries, but the error only appears after a prolonged sleep.  I’ve not bothered to try to time it.


What frustrates me more is this.  I have a computer dedicated to logging and digital.  I’ve told that computer to “Remember”
my credentials for QRZ.  But every now and then it forgets something and I have to manually log into QRZ again.  That doesn’t happen real often.  Not even monthly.  But even once is more than I intended.  I use strange passwords, and I don’t trust password management programs, so when it does this I have to look it up every time.


I’ll leave you with this.  To err is human….. but to really foul things up takes a computer.


Have a SUPER day.


Mike – KD5KC -- El Paso -- Texas.


The canyons are calling, colorful and deep.  But I have promises to keep.

And miles to go still in my Jeep...   And miles to go still in my Jeep...


Big Bend JEEP Rear


ADVENTURE:  The respectful pursuit of trouble.





From: <> On Behalf Of Paul Rasp
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:10 AM
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] QRZ Error Message



Is this error as a result of my computer going to "sleep"

"There was an error accessing the QRZ internet database. Session Timeout."

Or is there some other explanation?






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