Re: Signed, not encrypted (Re: [ARRL-LOTW] Fed up and frustrated.
- 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.
- At 10:42 PM 11/3/2010, wb4iuy@... wrote:
>It isn't that complicated.
>It really shouldn't be this 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.
- 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,
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!!
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.
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