HamQTH privacy information

HamQTH is a web based callbook. Without your data it can't work and properly serve to its users.

What kind of data HamQTH collect?

When you register, HamQTH needs at minimum the following data:
 
  • Callsign
  • Name used when you are on the air (usually your first name or nick name)
  • QTH
  • Country
  • E-mail

It would also be great if you could provide more personal data e.g.:
 
  • Postal address - some people would like to send QSL also direct to your postal address
  • Picture of youself and/or your shack
  • Links to your social network pages (e.g. Twitter, Facebook)
  • Some brief infromation about you (what are you interests, etc.)

To provide accurate information and more details, HamQTH will collect data from these resources on regular basis:
 
  • FCC database - data is imported every day from http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=transaction&page=daily#am
  • OK callbook - downloaded and processed by hand from http://www.crk.cz/CZ/OKCBC
  • Reverse beacon network - HamQTH runs a small deamon that collect data from RBN, filters it, and provides it on the dx cluster website. Every callsign has last 200 spots stored in the database. Older spots are deleted automatically.
  • DX cluster network - HamQTH has it's own dx cluster connected to global DX clusters network, and save all spots to the database.

Why is data collected?

HamQTH is web based call sign database and its purpose is to provide public data about other ham radio operators. Data is provided for free, there is no fee you have to pay the get the data back throught the website or using API. Data is provided to other registered ham radio operators via the website or API.

Were is data stored?

HamQTH uses a server from OVH. The server is located in datacentrum in France. Backups are also stored in the same datacentrum and uploaded daily to a server located in the Czech Republic. Therefore, data is still in the EU. The server is protected by strong passwords and backups are encrypted.

How long will be data stored?

HamQTH will have the data until the user asks to delet it. It may take up to 30 days to delete the data from backup data but will disappear a few days later.

Who is the HamQTH owner

HamQTH is owned OK7AN - Petr Hlozek, 17. listopadu 1065, 277 11 Neratovice. You can contact him via email petr@ok7an.com or using Contact form.