Normally I stay out of these topics but there is an irony here that I just
cannot pass up. On
another reflector there is a huge discussion raging about the "dumbing down" of
our hobby. Here, I
find people moaning and groaning about the "complexity" of setting up an LotW
You can sure tell when the bands are punked and there are no contests!!
73, Ted W4NZ
Antennas on Tennessee - September 11 - The Tennessee QSO party
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|Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2005 2:54 PM
|Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] L.O.T.W.
|In a message dated 7/24/2005 11:17:46 A.M. Central Standard Time,
|Bill Turner wrote:
|>The moaning and groaning is right on. LoTW is far too complex for the level
|>of security needed. I can log into my bank account with only a user name
|>and password and do financial transactions in perfect security. No
|>"certificates", no "signing" of transactions, no .TQ8 files, no .p12 files,
|>no yearly renewal, etc, etc.
|>Each of us should put pressure on our ARRL director to fix it. LoTW should
|>be a source of pride to the ARRL, not a source of endless complaints.
|>LoTW user since day one... that's how I know.
|Wow.."too complex"?? Are you kidding? I am one of the most computer
|illiterate people you will ever meet, & have found it VERY easy to navigate.
|everything else, it takes a little effort to READ about how it works.
|Look, all you need to do, is, 1) get the certificate, 2) transfer your ADIF
|files from your normal logging software to the tq8, then either email or
|upload the tq8 files. How much easier can it get?? Kudos to the folks who run
|LOTW, it is a great program.
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