Major news (Apr-May 2012)Email alias, Facebook, WikiHamRadio

News Major news (Apr-May 2012)Email alias, Facebook, WikiHamRadio
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Email aliasNow there is the opportunity to create an e-mail alias on
The alias allows anyone to send a message to you without knowing your real e-mail address. For example, if you send an email to iw1qlh @ , the email will be automatically forwarded to the real mail inbox even if the sender is not required to know it.
This function can be useful if you want an e-mail address easy to remember (callsign @ or if you don’t want to let your real address be known or if you want an address which doesn’t change during the time.
To activate the function Login -> Modify profile -> Mail alias.

FacebookThe integration with the social network Facebbok has been completely updated.
Now, once you have activated the link between and Facebook, it is possible:
To use an application on Facebook in order to see your own QSO and the ones of your friends;
To allow the view of your own logbook on a Facebook page;
To publish automatically the number of countries working in on your own Facebook home page.The complete instructions are available at the following address: is enriched with a web-site reachable at the following address: Through this site, which is similar to WikiPedia, it is possible to make available for the community your own radio experiences (electronic,experiments, etc).
So if you are an amateur radio or an electronics enthusiast, remember to share your knowledge and experience on WikiHamRadio.

Other news (Apr-Maj 2012)
Possibility for the web site to remember your last login and not to ask again your password(Keep me logged in)
It has been optimized the update of the ViewLogbook.aspx page,which now is able to visualize also the hour of the last changes to the logbook and the program used.
We are preparing HRDLabel version 6, which will allow to print the QSL just drawing the data directly from

DropboxIt has been completed the integration with Dropbox so it is now available. Dropbox is the virtual box which make available for free 2 GB of space, attainable from all your own PCs and mobile devices.
From the page Backup & restore-Dropbox is possible to follow an easy guided procedure that allows to publish a daily copy of your own logbook on a Dropbox folder .
At this point, installing the client of Dropbox on your own computer, we will have a daily version of the logbook automatically aligned.

TwitterIt has been implemented a new page that allows the integration with the social network Twitter.
Once the integration has been activated, it will be possible to update automatically your status on Twitter (sending a Tweet) each time that :
Every new QSO
On a new country worked
When you are “On-Air”
Every band changeThe function will be active and it can be configured from the page Modify profile-Twitter.

Display of QSO – New type of scriptOne of the function more appreciated of is the one that allows to publish the own QSOs on the personal web site or on the own page of
Furthermore, it is possible to publish information on the “OnAir” status, to enable the search of QSO, to visualize the results of the research divided for bands.
In addition to the two mode already present (Text and Image), it has been added the IFRAME mode which is compatible also with; I remind you that the “Text” mode is not functioning anymore within QRZ since the java scripts has been deactivated on the pages.
The code can be produced through the graphic interface at the page Login-Create Script; once you have decided the graphic aspects (dimension, color, etc) it is sufficient to copy and paste the script in the web page desired.

Server infrastructureIncreasing security problems lead us to abandon the previous architecture in order to move to a mixed cloud environment based on HyperV and VMware.
The server web has been moved to this new infrastructure.

Entities PageNext to the “QSO map” page, it has been located a new page called “Entities”, from which it is possible to see the list of the countries we worked on.
The visualization occurs through a list of flags, an image presenting the number of countries confirmed and a graph from which you can see the progression during time of the countries in which we worked.
The last 2 representations can be uses also in external web sites (for example the own web-sites or
As you can do for the “QSO map” page, you can deactivate this page from the Login page -> Privacy.

Quick linksFrom the new page “Quick links”, it is possible to visualize the list of links useful in external web-sites (for example the own web-site or on
To access the page, it is necessary to log in with your own username.

Instant QSLOn the page “Quick link”, it can be find an advice regarding the insertion of a macro in DM780. By inserting this macro in the 73 message, it is given the possibility for our receiver to see his/her electronic QSL practically in real time (at the saving of QSO).
Many thanks for the QSO
Your instant QSL on<his:callsign>
My paper QSL card is sure via …
The best 73, ..
As described in the message, this iQSL doesn’t want to substitute the traditional transmission system but it just would like to make our conversation more kind.
The name Instant QSL (iQSL) substitutes the previous “QSL Deluxe”.

Dropbox integrationThe experiment on the integration with Dropbox has started.
Dropbox is a virtual box which makes available for you 2GB of disk space accessible from every PC and mobile devices.
As soon as this first step will be completed, it will be possible to activate a daily copy of your own logbook in a Dropbox folder, increasing in that way the availability and security of your data.
By doing this experiment, the backup and restore voices have been reorganized and put under the menu “Backup and restore”.

QRZ.COM has disabled javascript inside its pagesIf you are using javascript to display your logbook inside your QRZ page then you have to change the script.
To create the right script Login -> Create the script -> select “View image (no javascript)”.
Now copy this script inside your biography page on QRZ.

New languages: catalan and chineseNow catalan and chinese languages are available. Thanks to EB3MA (EB3CML) and BD4UJ.
Write me if you would like to translate into your language. Your contribution will be helpful to the community!

New languagesThese new languages are available: German, French, Norwegian, Slovenian. I would like to publicly thank EA5HEF, F0GRC, LA2YSA and S52UF for their great work.
Write me if you would like to translate into your language. Your contribution will be helpful to the community! translation is startedI am preparing for the translation. I am starting with the italian language.
Write me if you would like to translate into your language. Your contribution will be helpful to the community!

Service down on 29 AprilDue to technical issue (fire in UPS room), has been down on 29 April from 05:17 until 14:37 UTC.
During this time QSOs were not stored. So, if you want to store your QSO on the server you have to resubmit it.

HOT changes- OQRS Get your QSL through the Online QSL request
– Statistic Follow most interesting Dxpedition using the statistics
– POI Share your Point of Interest with the Hamradio community

Japan Earthquake – Emergency frequenciesMarch 11, 2011 – A series of earthquakes has struck off the coast of Honshu Japan around 05:46UTC today causing extensive damage to the country and also triggering Tsunami waves and warnings across the Pacific.
At this time there are no reports of amateur radio involvement in the disaster response but it would be appreciated if extra care was taken to avoid any emergency traffic. The IARU Region 3 Emergency Centre of Activity frequencies are
3600 kHz
7110 kHz
14300 kHz
18160 kHz
21360 kHz
The situation is developing as it can take many hours for a tsunami wave to cross the Pacific ocean, more information will be provided when it is available.

Ham Radio Deluxe build 2816Ham Radio Deluxe build 2816 is able to send to also information about QSL status (sent/received).
Now you can use the page “Login -> View DXCC list” to have a list of your confirmed country.
To use this feature follow these steps: a) download and install Ham Radio Deluxe build 2816 – b) Clean you logbook (Login -> Utilities -> Purge logbook) – c) Upload your full logbook
In order to syncronize logbook data, using the new build the changes made on a QSO will be notitied and updated in

Display your logbook into Facebook and QRZ.COMRead instructions on Resources (

Display your logbook into QRZ.COMNow it’s possible to display own recent QSO into QRZ.COM page. Open to read the instructions. is now is now mobile. Try on your mobile device to stay always tuned! is returnedAt last we have a new server dedicated to Many thanks to all donors, without them this result could not be reached. Please leave me a week (more or less) to perform the optimization of the new server.

New Vista Gadget”Current Activity Gadget” is a Vista Gadget usefull to show current activity in the HF bands, solar image, solar flux, sunspot number. Follow the link “Links – Resources” to download it.

Webcam utility” utility” is a small program used to send live images of your webcam on the site Follow the link “Links – Resources” to download it.

AlertsAlerts are now active. You can receive e-mail or SMS notification when a selected event is active. To select events Login -> Modify profile -> Alerts

Public chatNow you can communicate with your friends in the new public chat. You must log in to send a message.

More details in user profileNow in the page ‘Login -> Modify profile’ you can insert a short description of your activities, manage the Facebook integration, delete or modify your picture, set privacy options on your logbook.

Facebook integration (beta)Integration between and Facebook is started. To activate -> Login -> Modify profile -> Connect to facebook

GraphsAdded the page ‘View graphs’ containing these graphs: ‘Number of QSO per hour’ and ‘Number of QSO per week’

New featuresThese features are now available: Webcam, Locator and QSO map (see Forum for furher information)

”On Air” Vista GadgetOnAir is a Vista Gadget usefull to show all “on air” user. Follow the link “Links – Resources” to download it.

New versionVersion 0.3.0 is online. (Friends list – Web site bug)

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