Re: [ARRL-LOTW] Help?
- At 09:04 PM 8/29/2007, Murray wrote:
>I just sent this e-mail out to ARRL but I am hoping someone here canOn your new PC, did you import your saved certificate? You should have
>help me faster....
>I am having some trouble getting tQSL to take my certs. Back a few
>months ago I got a new PC and loaded N3FJP's logging software to
>continue using as my log.
a .p12 file saved from your old PC; importing that on your new PC is
necessary to get your private key restored.
If you didn't do that, you must start over. If you know your postcard
password, lotw-help@... can help you recover with a new cert.
>I now have close to 150 contacts to be logged and I can not connect toThat probably means you don't have a valid private key for the
>LoTW because I do not have a signed cert. All I get is a circle with a
certificate you're trying to use. Restore it from your backup .p12
file. If you don't have a backup, contact lotw-help.
Again, for emphasis: your certificate, which you can download from the
LotW site, has a corresponding private key. That private key is ONLY
stored on your PC. If you don't back it up elsewhere, it CAN NOT BE
RECOVERED. Mine is stored on a floppy in my desk drawer, on two
separate PCs, and on a USB thumb drive. Note that my last name is
Murphy, so I'm pretty careful about such things. :-)