[CQ-Contest] LotW Status 2012-12-10
Ktfrog007 at aol.com
Ktfrog007 at aol.com
Mon Dec 10 11:52:52 EST 2012
I think LOTW is terminally overwhelmed unless it is seriously upgraded and
some implementation problems are fixed. Before the current difficulties
it was becoming more popular than ever. I would expect this to continue,
especially since IRCs will soon no longer be sold here in the US.
My last file that was incorporated into the database was uploaded on Nov
26 (from the WW-CW) and loaded in on Nov 30. I uploaded files as far back
as Nov 11 that were never loaded in. I think they were lost, so I uploaded
them again but they never did appear. Since Nov 26 I've uploaded four
files with no results.
It seems to me a big mistake was made when the WPX award was activated for
everyone. This must result in a huge processing load for every upload,
which has to be checked against everyone else in the system. WAS and VUCC
accounts are activated by those who want them. WPX is fairly popular (I'm a
big user) but most probably are not interested.
I don't see how in the future other additional awards can be handled like
In a message dated 12/10/2012 3:21:48 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim,
wn3vaw at verizon.net writes:
For those keeping track of the current Logbook of the World uploads...
As I've mentioned previously, I had two uploads on Sunday December 2nd.
One very early in the morning (EST) after I was done with the ARRL 160
contest, another later that afternoon for the remainder of my November 2011 log.
Sometime between late last night (2300 EST / 0400 Z) and a few minutes ago
(0930 EST / 1330 Z) my ARRL 160 log was loaded. [Already with several
confirmations!] I'm still waiting on the other, though I'm sure that there are
a (figurative) TON of contest logs in the queue ahead of it.
The LotW web site is also back to reporting a 7 day delay as of this
morning. Considering the 10 Meter contest logs being sent in, that's not a
So it's going slow, but the important thing is: It's going. Patience!
73, ron w3wn
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