RE: [ARRL-LOTW] Ok, How do you go putting DX stations on LOTW?
- Yes , the hoops and because of the hoops there is a huge lack of usage by
The other reason is that STILL after MANY months ONLY DXCC is supported.
I DO realize that it is not cheap to implement this but it was basically
promised in the beginning and if a plan for funds and personnel was not in
place it should never have been hinted at in the beginning.
How many years do we have to wait? Even ARRL awards like WAS are not yet
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> From: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Joe Subich, K4IK
> Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 7:59 AM
> To: ARRL-LOTW@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: RE: [ARRL-LOTW] Ok, How do you go putting DX
> stations on LOTW?
> > I had it pointed out to me that security was one reason.
> > It never occured to me someone would want to mess up a data base.
> It is not so much "messing up the database" as it is
> modifying the details of a QSO after it has been uploaded.
> I'm not an expert but the concern was things like modifying a
> QSO on 17 meters to 160 meters (the equivalent of adding a
> decimal point to a printed QSL card - which has been done) or
> downloading QSOs for other stations and modifying the call.
> Both of those types of "fraud" are easy if one is using a
> database driven system to print cards on a local printer as
> was initially proposed with eQSL.cc. By sticking with a
> system that generates an electronic signature for each
> record, LotW can verify that the QSO record has not been
> modified or corrupted and that the record was generated by
> the "proper"
> person (if he has not given his key to someone else).
> I suspect that the complainers are not really upset with the
> data verification ("security") features of the system. What
> seems to bother most people is what they perceive as the
> "hoops" one must jump through in order to sign up.
> ... Joe, K4IK
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