[ARRL-LOTW] RE: [CQ-Contest] LotW - Needs More Participation

Dick Green WC1M wc1m at msn.com
Sat May 22 16:34:01 EDT 2004


As long as they have Internet access, your current DX operators don't have
to go the long way around to look at their QSLs  and apply for awards
credits. Just give each DX station the account ID and password for his/her
LoTW account! The certificate is not needed to do these things, just the
account ID and password.

Also, it's not too late to pass the certificate on to your active DX
stations so they can upload their own logs. Just use TQSLcert's Save command
to export a copy of the certificate to a file and e-mail it to the DX
station. He can import the certificate into his own copy of TQSLcert using
the Load command. He can then use the certificate to upload logs.

73, Dick WC1M

> -----Original Message-----
> From: FireBrick [mailto:w9ol at billnjudy.com] 
> Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 8:21 PM
> To: ARRL-LOTW at yahoogroups.com; cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [ARRL-LOTW] RE: [CQ-Contest] LotW - Needs More 
> Participation
> comments at end of email
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joe Subich, K4IK" <k4ik at subich.com>
> To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>; <ARRL-LOTW at yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 9:33 AM
> Subject: [ARRL-LOTW] RE: [CQ-Contest] LotW - Needs More Participation
> >
> >
> > > So for the time being I will continue sending updates of 
> my log to 
> > > my QSL manager who does not require my sending him photocopy of 
> > > passport and license by snail mail.
> >
> > Does anyone know what standard/documentation ARRL/LotW 
> requires of a 
> > QSL manager in order to obtain a certificate for a station he/she 
> > might manage?
> >
> > For those DX stations with a traditional QSL manager, I 
> don't see why 
> > the manager couldn't upload logs in any case ... for 
> others, perhaps 
> > one way to deal with the requirement for documentation for foreign 
> > amateurs is for US (and other) registered individuals to serve as 
> > "on-line QLS managers."
> >
> > The US station could use his/her certificate to sign the 
> certificate 
> > request for the DX station.  The DX station could send logs to the 
> > "electronic QSL manager" (signed with PGP or some other unique ID), 
> > the "on-line manager" could then convert the log to ADIF (if 
> > necessary), sign the ADIF and upload it to LotW.
> >
> > Although I do not have the time & resources to act as a traditional 
> > QSL manager, I would certainly be willing to act as an on-line QSL 
> > manager if such were possible.
> >
> > 73,
> >
> >    ... Joe, K4IK
> >
> I am the manager for both a current operation from a DX 
> Country active in DXing and contesting. And A number of long 
> since inactive operations but from so medium rare entities.
> For both, I've uploaded the logs to LoTW.
> For the long since ended operations, the fact that these were 
> well known operations and were previously managed by a person 
> now passed on, made them easily certifiable by LoTW administrators.
> For the current operation I manage, the operator provided 
> LoTW administrators with copies of his license and proof of 
> his residence.
> For the long since ended operations this presented no problems.
> But if I had it to do over again, I would have had the 
> current DX station obtain his own certificate. Only because 
> now he will have to submit for awards and credits the long way around.
> I will suggest that if the DX station has internet 
> capability, persuade him to obtain his own certificate and 
> upload his logs directly. This in no way limits your ability 
> to handle qsl card requests.

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