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LOTW Complaints

Mar 28th 2012, 15:40

W4RIG

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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We can understand why it takes two hours to process uploads to LOTW but WHY does it take so long for LOTW to accept the uploads? Why does ARRL provide LOTW if it can't support it better than it does - W4RIG (not a fan of LOTW)
Mar 29th 2012, 23:01

K0STK

Joined: May 14th 2011, 20:53
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Based on my experiences using LoTW (I'm just a member) ...

There are most likely separate mechanisms for the receipt of uploads and the processing of those uploads.

Submissions to LoTW are most likely queued for processing in order of receipt. Notifications are sent out after each upload is processed.

Your complaint is a bit vague, but it sounds to me like you're asking for an e-mail acknowledgement upon initial receipt of a log submission. Is this what you're asking for?

Personally I have no complaints about LoTW; never had a problem using it. And the QSL confirmation process it sure faster than snail-mail, even with a 2-hour latency.
May 4th 2012, 01:26

NM5GB

Joined: Jun 12th 2007, 09:44
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I wish they'd make it more user friendly! I only download every other month or so and it is WAY complicated to log then even MORE complicated to download. I know the big concern is security BUT with all the secure means of using the net you'd think they could find an easier way!
This issue is the biggest reason I don't use LoTW more often and has been my issue since LoTW started!
Jan 24th 2013, 15:00

K4DL

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I tried LOTW about 6 or 7 years ago. Found it not very user friendly and when I tried to use it again later on a new computer I could not get back on. I just use paper cards, after all it's not really a QSL without the card.
Feb 27th 2013, 19:39

N6YJA

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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can't log on.
Feb 27th 2013, 22:57

K0STK

Joined: May 14th 2011, 20:53
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Quote by N6YJA
can't log on.


https://p1k.arrl.org/lotwuser/default was up for me when I just tried it.

Your LoTW username and password are in the e-mail (from the ARRL) containing your signed certificate.
Apr 21st 2013, 04:07

BillieMarie

Joined: Oct 24th 2012, 03:08
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I can't log on and I give up, I don't need this aggravation.
This is a horrible system that is a nightmare to use, and I'm a web designer... I seen bad before but not that bad.
Apr 24th 2013, 13:10

K0STK

Joined: May 14th 2011, 20:53
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Quote by BillieMarie
I can't log on and I give up, I don't need this aggravation.
This is a horrible system that is a nightmare to use, and I'm a web designer... I seen bad before but not that bad.


Did you go through the intial postcard process?

Did you run TrustedQSL to generate your certificate request?

Did you manually e-mail the certificate request (TQ5) file as an attachment to lotw-logs@arrl.org or upload it at https://p1k.arrl.org/lotw/upload?

Once you complete those steps you will receive an e-mail containing the username and password you need to log-in to LoTW along with the certificate that you need to install in to TrustedQSL.

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