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Re: Signed, not encrypted (Re: [ARRL-LOTW] Fed up and frustrated.

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  • wb4iuy@teara.org
    It really shouldn t be this complicated. This reiterates a point that has been brought up many times...after all these years, the league still thinks this
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 3, 2010
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      It really shouldn't be this complicated. This reiterates a point that has
      been brought up many times...after all these years, the league still thinks
      this level of difficulty is acceptable, yet can't get basic awards added
      that were promised many years ago.
    • Rick Murphy/K1MU
      ... It isn t that complicated. While it s true that logs aren t encrypted prior to uploading (just digitally signed), that s unimportant to the average user.
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 4, 2010
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        At 10:42 PM 11/3/2010, wb4iuy@... wrote:
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        >It really shouldn't be this complicated.

        It isn't that complicated.

        While it's true that logs aren't encrypted prior to uploading (just
        digitally signed), that's unimportant to the average user.

        And if you're having troubles getting things to work, there's plenty of
        help available - here on the list, and AA6YQ's detailed directions.
        73,
        -Rick
      • Peter Laws
        ... It s really not. Yes, you have to request a certificate and yes, you have to prove that you are who you say you are to get it. So what? Yes, you have to
        Message 3 of 5 , Nov 4, 2010
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          On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 05:43, Rick Murphy/K1MU <k1mu-lotw@...> wrote:

          > It isn't that complicated.


          It's really not.

          Yes, you have to request a certificate and yes, you have to prove that
          you are who you say you are to get it. So what? Yes, you have to
          import that certificate into TQSL so that it can sign logs. So what?
          Yes, you have to sign logs before entering them in the system. Again,
          so what?

          Is that really harder than setting up a transceiver, erecting and
          adjusting an antenna, and running feedline to it? Oh, and then *gasp*
          you have to *gasp* learn how to use the radio! Morse, Baudot, PSK31!!
          The horrors!

          Come on guys, this is a TECHNICAL HOBBY. If you are a technophobe,
          perhaps you could look at, say, stamp collecting.


          That said, HQ seems to go out of its way to hide how it works through
          poor documentation ... not to mention screwing up the root certificate
          and making folks turn their system clocks back!

          Fortunately, the amateur radio community has taken up the task of
          providing actual support for LoTW here on this list and in the form of
          AA6YQ's directions and K1MU's sorely needed updates to TQSL.

          Peter
          N5UWY


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          Peter Laws | N5UWY | plaws plaws net | Travel by Train!
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