Lost computer disk. Installing TQSL to VISTA laptop
- Hi all, I hope someone can help me. My shack desktop PC died on me and while waiting for it to be rebuilt I decided to use my laptop (MS VISTA) and reinstall TQSL. I had the certificate files on a USB memory stick and copied it back to the TQSL directory but it did not work. I dowloaded the files from the LoTW website but same response.
It seems I need a p12 file but with the old installation lost due to the computer crash I cannot create it.
What am I to do now? Will applying for a new certificate (actually three for old calls) solve my problem or is there something else I need to do?
Tnx es 73
- At 05:21 PM 5/1/2009, Karel Bezuidenhout wrote:
>Hi all, I hope someone can help me. My shack desktop PC died on me andGo to the LotW home page - http://www.arrl.org/lotw/ and click on the
>while waiting for it to be rebuilt I decided to use my laptop (MS
>VISTA) and reinstall TQSL. I had the certificate files on a USB memory
>stick and copied it back to the TQSL directory but it did not work. I
>dowloaded the files from the LoTW website but same response.
>It seems I need a p12 file but with the old installation lost due to
>the computer crash I cannot create it.
>What am I to do now? Will applying for a new certificate (actually
>three for old calls) solve my problem or is there something else I
>need to do?
"My computer crashed" link in the "LoTW User's Corner".
What it says is "If you did not save p12 files then you will have to
request a new certificate. See
<http://www.arrl.org/lotw/getStartedGuide.pdf>Getting Started for
instructions on requesting a certificate."
I'd suggest saving your certificate after you get it replaced.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you're probably going to have
to start over.
- Hi Rick
Tnx for the reply. I read that part as well. I just hoped somehow there was another way out.
I actually had two fatal PC crashes. The first one had my backups on its disk, the next one the original TQSL installation. I suspect it was due to lightning as I lost a ADSL modem as well.
Seems like one or two backups are not enough.
I applied for new certificates already. Should be up and running again soon.
73 de ZS6WN
Yahoo is bouncing e-mail sent to you:
(reason: 554 delivery error: dd Sorry your message to
jaapoosten@... cannot be delivered. This account has been
disabled or discontinued [#102]. - mta1188.mail.ne1.yahoo.com)
That's probably what happened here - the e-mail from ARRL telling you
that your certificate was about to expire was rejected by Yahoo.
At 03:48 PM 8/18/2013, jaapoosten wrote:
>b.t.w.If you right click on that circled key icon, what does the popup menu
>Did you try to retieve data form your old HD using an HD adapter tool
>SATA or ATA?
>I have also a problem with TQSL
>suddenly I can no longer sign and upload log files
> the message is no valid certificate found
>just like that. Tha last upload i did was 29 July
> When I look with TQSLCert the 2 keys I had are gone
>But I have my PA0O.p12 file saved
>Load certificate file gives no error but it says:
>Loaded private key for: PA0O
>Duplicate Trusted Root Authority certificate: American Radio Relay
>League Logbook of the World
>Duplicate Certificate Authority certificate: American Radio Relay
>League Logbook of the World
>Duplicate User certificate: PA0O (J.C. van Oosten) DXCC = 263
>Root Certificates: Loaded: 0 Duplicate: 1 Error: 0
>CA Certificates: Loaded: 0 Duplicate: 1 Error: 0
>User Certificates: Loaded: 0 Duplicate: 1 Error: 0
>Private Keys: Loaded: 1 Duplicate: 0 Error: 0
>Configuration Data: Loaded: 0 Duplicate: 0 Error: 0
>and the certificates will not come back
>did they silently expire? I think not because then the key is present
>but with a red cross marked. I had that once
One thing you can try is to enable display of all certificates. Start
up tqslcert, use "File","Preferences" to open the preferences window.
On the "Certificates" tab, select both "Renewed certificates" and
"Expired certificates". Do you now have two PA0O certificates displayed
My guess is that the PA0O.p12 that you restored is a backup of an old
callsign certificate; it's not working since there's a newer one
installed. Or, perhaps it's expired.
What I suggest is that you delete any PA0O certificates that show up in
TQSL and create a new, unsigned certificate request. Upload that to
LoTW and they should issue you a new certificate.