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Re: [CQ-Contest] L.O.T.W.

To: "Igor Sokolov" <ua9cdc@r66.ru>, "Art RX9TX" <rx9tx@qrz.ru>,<cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] L.O.T.W.
From: "Van K7VS" <wa7fab@cdsnet.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 17:19:40 -0700
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
WOW!  Well Igor, that was a pretty weak response!  If fact you DIDN'T 
respond but completely skated around the comment with more nonesense!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Igor Sokolov" <ua9cdc@r66.ru>
To: "Art RX9TX" <rx9tx@qrz.ru>; <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] L.O.T.W.

>> IS> I agree with Bill fully. LOTW is missing participation from a
> lot of
>> IS> users because of the complexity. None of those whom I know here
> in
>> IS> UA9 is on LOTW although there are several on eQSL.CC
>> IS> I have tried LOTW myself and gave up. I think I will wait till
>> IS> is more user friendly and then I will be able to upload my
> 55000 QSO
>> IS> as well as 30 000 QSO from different DXpeditions.
>> IS> 73, Igor UA9CDC
>> You're  not  honest  with us, Igor. Last year you told us that you
> had
>> uploaded  all your logs to the LoTW when it was in beta-testing
> stage,
>> and  only  reason  you don't use LoTW now is that they require to
> send
>> your papers to the ARRL.
>> --
>>  73...Art RX9TX        25-Jul-05 12:24 UTC
> I always liked new ideas and always tried to be amongst the first to
> try them.
> I indeed been participating in beta testing of LOTW because I thought
> it will make the process of QSLing simpler. It did not. At least not
> to the extend I was looking for. Still I would be prepared to put up
> with unnecessary complexity for some time but I refuse to participate
> in the system that permanently suspect me in fraud and therefore
> requires me to send photocopy of my passport to prove that I am who I
> am. If we follow this logic ARRL should ask those sending contest
> logs for ARRL contests to supply photocopy of passport and license.
> Or better yet, turn up personally with all the proofs of identity
> starting from birth certificate. Sorry but that is not for me. I am
> not that interested in QSL. I am not collecting awards. Besides I
> have very good QSL manager.
> 73, Igor UA9CDC
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