[CQ-Contest] A little LoTW gotcha
Mike Fatchett, W0MU
w0mu at w0mu.com
Wed Feb 9 20:11:53 EST 2005
I think it is easier getting top secret clearance than access to LOTW.
It has to be the more user unfriendly system around and I am an IT guy.
I am all for eliminating as much cheating as possible but where do you draw
the line. I spend my time chasing dx not trying to hack into the ARRL
computer so I can fake DXCC. There has to be a better way.
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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of David Pruett
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 10:17 PM
To: Bill Turner; RTTY reflector; Contest reflector
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] A little LoTW gotcha
I did get a note from the ARRL that my certificate was going to expire. I
submitted the renewal according to instructions, and yet I never got a new
certificate back. So I'm screwed just like you and I followed all the
At 10:20 PM 2/8/2005, Bill Turner wrote:
>Did any of you know that your LoTW certificates have to be renewed
>every year? I found out the hard way last night after trying to upload
>my XE RTTY log. The program continually crashed for no apparent reason,
>just before I tried to sign the .adif file. After much head scratching,
>I found my certificate, which I originally got on Jan 20, 2004 had
>Normally, one can renew the certificate easily by selecting a menu
>option, but once it has expired, that option no longer exists. You have
>to apply for a new one. Too bad one does not get a warning of any kind
>- at least I didn't.
>So check your certs, guys, and don't get caught short like me.
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