To me, the problem isn't using it, it is getting it approved. It takes
multiple steps several days apart each. I don't know what the process is
for DX stations, but it can't be any less difficult and the time span has to
be even greater.
Last Saturday, I submitted my request, I have now received my post card and
now I await an email. all this is to get approved. I admit, that once
approved, I just have to tell my logbook program, N3FJP, to upload the
contacts and I am good to go, or I can create a file, certify it and upload
it. That isn't the problem, it is getting approved in the first place that
takes so much time.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Bill Turner
> Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2005 10:05 PM
> To: KI9A@aol.com; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] L.O.T.W.
> At 11:53 AM 7/24/2005, KI9A@aol.com wrote:
> >Look, all you need to do, is, 1) get the certificate, 2) transfer your
> >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
> >LOTW, it is a great program.
> "How much easier can it get?" you ask. Ok, here's how I envision it:
> 1. Go to LoTW website.
> 2. Enter your user id and password.
> 3. Upload ADIF file.
> 4. Log out.
> How's that for easier? Or do you really prefer the morass of .tq5, .tq8
> .p12 files? And what about the nonsense of every single QSO being
> signed? Think about that one for a minute. If I have made an error of some
> kind, every QSO gets digitally signed with the wrong information. What
> would be the difference from just uploading an ADIF file which I certify
> be correct just by the act of logging in?
> The important point of all this is that we are missing QSLs from stations
> who took one look at LoTW and gave up because it is unnecessarily
> complex. How many more states/countries/provinces would you have
> right now if LoTW were user-friendly like it should be?
> Bill, W6WRT
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