[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 
the WPX.
Kermit, AB1J
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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