jmwooods at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 17 15:28:34 PST 2012
I don't call that process simple. My beef with LoTW is that it's needlessly complicated to use. In my opinion, the ARRL spent far too much time on security and too little time on user-friendliness. One should never need to look up instructions to use a well-designed interface.
What's a "*.p 12" file? A tq3 or tq8 or tq5 file? Why do I need to know these things?
Check the E-qsl interface for something simple. It's straightforward, and presents information that you need to run it on the relevant page. I didn't have to wade through any tutorial or instructions to use it. I can log in on my work PC and upload logs without installing *anything* on that machine. That's a big deal for those of us who spend far more hours at work than in the shack.
LoTW is not horrible - most of us can muddle through it. Every time I use it though, I can't help but think of how it works more like a fully functional Beta version than a final release.
> From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <lists at subich.com>
>To: topband at contesting.com
>Sent: Friday, February 17, 2012 4:31 PM
>Subject: Re: Topband: LOTW
>> Moving it to a new PC or a second one is no simple
>Install a fresh copy of tQSL on the second PC and "install" your
>certificate(s) from the *.p12 "backup". You *did* create a back-up
>of all of your certificates didn't you?
>It takes less time to move/copy to a second PC that requesting the
> ... Joe, W4TV
>On 2/17/2012 1:08 PM, W2PM wrote:
>> Moving it to a new PC or a second one is no simple but again with a little bit of reading isnt bad at all.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Feb 17, 2012, at 12:41 PM, "Chortek, Robert L"<Robert.Chortek at berliner.com> wrote:
>>> It has been asked: "Why don't more people use LOTW?"
>>> I put it off using LOTW for years because I feared,
incorrectly, that it would be difficult to set up and use. Just last week, I finally got up the nerve to try it. Much to my pleasant surprise, LOTW was very easy to set up. So, using myself as a sample of one, and extrapolating from there, I believe many folks have not tried LOTW because they have the same concern I did....
>>> The many other reasons have be noted....
>>> UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
>> UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
>UR RST IS ... ... ..9 QSB QSB - hw? BK
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