RESOLVED - RadioID.net vs. QRZ.com

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RESOLVED - RadioID.net vs. QRZ.com

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After applying the 20210125 update to pi-star when I click on a callsign to look it up, it goes to RadioID.net instead of QRZ.com. Why the change?
In my "General Configuration" section of the Configuration page, I have the URL field set to my QRZ page.
Now when I click on my own callsign it goes to RadioID.net and shows an address that is nearly 4 years out of date. I have a lot of information on my QRZ page and now none of that is being seen. :(

PLEASE READ: If you are looking for the solution of changing back to QRZ from RadioID.
The solution is in the following post: viewtopic.php?p=16596#p16596
If you don't have the Lookup section in your CSS settings, take notice of **Note 2.

This isn't that hard folks, just read the post and follow directions...
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Re: RadioID.net vs. QRZ.com

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Honestly I am kind on the fence about it all....

but the thought process goes like this;
QRZ is generic Ham related information, while radioid is only relating to the digital end of the hobby.
There is advertising on both, but less on radioid.

I can't say I have a specific allegiance to either, but in my opinion (and it is just opinion) radioid is a better fit.

Feel free to change my mind :)
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Anyway to make it a setting for us to decide? and TY TY TY for well all of it! :)
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KG6RUT wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:18 pm Anyway to make it a setting for us to decide? and TY TY TY for well all of it! :)
Yeah I can do that, lets let the paint dry for a couple of days, but nag me after that and I'll see what I can rustle up...
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Re: RadioID.net vs. QRZ.com

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I like the idea of the user being able to select which service to use
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MW0MWZ wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:21 pm
KG6RUT wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:18 pm Anyway to make it a setting for us to decide? and TY TY TY for well all of it! :)
Yeah I can do that, lets let the paint dry for a couple of days, but nag me after that and I'll see what I can rustle up...
Suh-weet!! again TY!
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KG6RUT wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:18 pm Anyway to make it a setting for us to decide? and TY TY TY for well all of it! :)
That's a fantastic idea. I like it!!!
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N7HHI wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:26 pm
KG6RUT wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:18 pm Anyway to make it a setting for us to decide? and TY TY TY for well all of it! :)
That's a fantastic idea. I like it!!!
Dont forget to bug Andy in a week or so! ;)
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N7HHI wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:26 pm
KG6RUT wrote: Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:18 pm Anyway to make it a setting for us to decide? and TY TY TY for well all of it! :)
That's a fantastic idea. I like it!!!
Also, not sure how game you are for messing around with the internals, but you could make the appropriate edits....2 files are lh.php and localtx.php both located in /var/www/dashboard/mmdvmhost.....now to figure out the exact URI to put in :)
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https://github.com/AndyTaylorTweet/Pi-S ... ost/lh.php

Lines 42 and 45, I left the old ones commented out, it's like I knew that this would come up :)
You can just comment the current ones (comment lines 41 and 44, uncomment 42 and 45 and job done).

I have to say, don't rush to change it locally unless you REALLY want to, if there is enough of a need, I'll add a flag somewhere to swap them over.
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