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Re: {Disarmed} RE: [ARRL-LOTW] CT4GO - LOTW

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  • k3nxh
    Question for Eric. Have you set up LOTW on ANOTHER computer? If so maybe you can explain in Layman s terms how to do it. AA6YQ - Please don t respond to my
    Message 1 of 15 , Jul 30, 2013
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      Question for Eric. Have you set up LOTW on ANOTHER computer?
      If so maybe you can explain in Layman's terms how to do it.
      AA6YQ - Please don't respond to my question.

      Thanks

      --- In ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com, "roley_g3vir" <roland@...> wrote:
      >
      > Well I must one of the very dumb people. I have tried and tried but I have never managed to get LOTW to work.
      > I have joined eQSL and that seemed pretty easy, the point by point instructions were easy to follow.
      > Maybe one day they will make it easy for everyone to be able to use it.
      > I have wait a very long time so I suppose another year or so won't matter.
      > Roley G3VIR
      >
      >
      > --- In ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com, "Gary Hinson" <Gary@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Errr, "they may be clear" is a trifle optimistic, Dave. There seem to be 3 items labeled 3b at http://www.arrl.org/TrustedQSL/tQSL-help/moving.htm !
      > >
      > > There's a hyperlinked reference in item 1 on the moving page to "the instructions in 3.f" which links to a different web page - so perhaps it was intentional not to have a 3f on the moving page!
      > >
      > > 73
      > > Gary ZL2iFB (the nit-picker)
      > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ARRL-
      > > > LOTW@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave AA6YQ
      > > > Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2013 17:00
      > > > To: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Subject: RE: {Disarmed} RE: [ARRL-LOTW] CT4GO - LOTW
      > > >
      > > > Here's an example of why LotW is considered complex and difficult to use:
      > > > moving to a new computer. The ARRL Help Desk reports that this is one of
      > > > the most difficult usage scenarios for LotW users.
      > > >
      > > > To move LotW to a new computer, you must
      > > >
      > > > 1. Install TQSL and TQSLCert on the destination computer
      > > >
      > > > 2. Copy each of your Callsign Certificates from the source to the destination
      > > >
      > > > 3. Copy each of your Station Locations from the source to the destination
      > > >
      > > > However, you can't simply copy Callsign Certificates (.tq6 files) from one
      > > > computer to another; such copies would be non-functional. You must insert
      > > > each Callsign Certificate into a Certificate Container file (.p12), copy each of
      > > > those to the destination, and then extract Callsign Certificate files from the
      > > > copied Certificate Container files.
      > > >
      > > > You can copy the file containing your Station Locations from one computer to
      > > > another, but locating and placing this file can be non-trivial.
      > > >
      > > > Yes, we do now provide step-by-step instructions for this procedure:
      > > >
      > > > <http://www.arrl.org/TrustedQSL/tQSL-help/moving.htm>
      > > >
      > > > They may be clear, but they are hardly inviting.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Thanks to some excellent work by Rick K1MU, we expect the next major
      > > > release of TQSL to provide a new "Backup Station Locations, Certificates, and
      > > > Preferences" command that places all of this information in a single portable
      > > > .tbk file that you can simply copy to the destination PC. Install TQSL on the
      > > > destination PC, direct it to execute the new "Restore Station Locations,
      > > > Certificates, and Preferences" command, and you'll be in business.
      > > >
      > > > You'll also be able to protect your Callsign Certificates and Station Locations
      > > > against hardware or software failures by copying the file created by the
      > > > "Backup Station Locations, Certificates, and Preferences" command to an
      > > > external drive, to a thumb drive, to another computer on your network, or to
      > > > a free cloud storage service like DropBox, Google Drive, or Sky Drive. In fact
      > > > you'll have the option of configuring TQSL to automatically create and save a
      > > > backup file when it terminates.
      > > >
      > > > 73,
      > > >
      > > > Dave, AA6YQ
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > From: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ARRL-
      > > > LOTW@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of EricJ
      > > > Sent: Thursday, July 04, 2013 12:18 AM
      > > > To: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com
      > > > Cc: Dave AA6YQ
      > > > Subject: Re: {Disarmed} RE: [ARRL-LOTW] CT4GO - LOTW
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > The docs for 1.14 were crystal clear and worked flawlessly, Dave. Again, I
      > > > don't know why the perception that LOTW is complex; we've all done more
      > > > complex stuff on computers. But that's the perception of many.
      > > >
      > > > I only use LOTW inside HRD. I almost never have occasion to actually manually
      > > > log onto LOTW. So that simplifies things even more.
      > > >
      > > > Eric
      > > > KE6US
      > > > On 7/3/2013 7:20 PM, Dave AA6YQ wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > ------------------------------------
      > > >
      > > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > > >
      > > >
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    • Dave AA6YQ
      ... From: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of k3nxh Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:47 PM To: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com
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        >>>AA6YQ comments below

         

        From: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of k3nxh
        Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 6:47 PM
        To: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: Re: {Disarmed} RE: [ARRL-LOTW] CT4GO - LOTW

         

        Question for Eric. Have you set up LOTW on ANOTHER computer?
        If so maybe you can explain in Layman's terms how to do it.

        >>>Install TQSL and TQSLCert on your second computer. Then copy your callsign certificates and station locations from your first computer to your second computer using these step-by-step instructions:

        <http://www.arrl.org/TrustedQSL/tQSL-help/moving.htm>

        >>>If you or anyone else finds these instructions to be confusing or difficult to follow, please highlight the offending parts so we can improve them.

                73,

                     Dave, AA6YQ

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