19051Re: [ARRL-LOTW] Need Help Renewing Certificate
- Mar 2, 2013That's one of the primary goals of the open source tQSL project
currently being run by AA6YQ and K1MU. I expect to see the first
results from them soon (at least some preliminary concept code to
a small group of alpha testers - with a wider beta test some
weeks after that).
... Joe, W4TV
On 3/2/2013 10:50 AM, Bry Carling wrote:
> They need to make this more complicated. I can see that it is just way too simple now. ;)
> "Joe Subich, W4TV" <lists@...> wrote:
>>> I opened up my certificate a few minutes ago and it asked me if I
>>> wanted to load my new certificate from LOTW now? I say yes and it
>>> gives me a choice of two files. This is where the instructions stop.
>>> Do I want a PKSC#12 file or the TQSL file? How would I know?
>> If you received a new certificate via e-mail, simply double click
>> the attachment in your e-mail program. tQSL should launch and load
>> the "N4JQQ.tq6" (presumably) automatically.
>> To manually load a new certificate file from LotW, save it to your
>> desktop or downloads directory, open "tQSL Cert" select "File |
>> Load Certificate File", select "TQSL (.q6) certificate file - A
>> file you received from the certificate issuer [ARRL] that contains
>> the issued [new] certificate and/or configuration data"
>> Note: you must perform these steps using the same computer and while
>> logged onto the computer using the same "user account" on the computer
>> as you were using when you created the certificate request (renewal).
>> Once you have loaded the tq6 file, you would be wise to follow the
>> instructions to save the certificate (as a *.p12 file) by selecting
>> the new certificate, clicking on "Certificate | Save" and following
>> the instructions. The *.p12 file is the only "portable" complete
>> certificate and will be needed to move tQSL to another computer or
>> restore the certificate following a crash. *.p12 files should be
>> stored "off-line" - on a thumb drive, cloud storage or other media
>> that you can access from another system if necessary.
>> ... Joe, W4TV
>> On 3/2/2013 10:11 AM, gatorman_71 wrote:
>>> Followed the steps in the help file. Uploaded my request this
>>> morning. Instructions become vague at this point. I opened up my
>>> certificate a few minutes ago and it asked me if I wanted to load my
>>> new certificate from LOTW now? I say yes and it gives me a choice of
>>> two files. This is where the instructions stop. Do I want a PKSC#12
>>> file or the TQSL file? How would I know?
>>> I took a chance and chose the PKSC file. Windows then shows me a box
>>> that says select certificate file. At this point, I'm completely
>>> My file is on my desktop but when I tell my computer to look in my
>>> desktop, it isn't there?????????? In fact, none of the files on my
>>> desktop show up.
>>> I realize this is probably as clear as a bell to everyone else but I
>>> continue to find LOTW, after all these years, a pain in the ass. No
>>> wonder more ops aren't using it.
>>> Steve, N4JQQ
>>> Yahoo! Groups Links
>> Yahoo! Groups Links
> Bry Carling
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