However, when LoTW either crashes or delays processing for more than a day, then, what about the viability and resilience of traditional QSL cards?
There will be something to be said about an analog backup when chasing coveted awards like DXCC, 5BDXCC, or WPX first five hundred.
Think about analog?
Logbook of The World Web Page Now Features Daily and Hourly Status Updates: The ARRL has created a new informational page to issue daily status updates and information of interest to the Logbook of The World (LoTW) user community. These updates will include planned downtime and changes that will impact LoTW operations. In addition, LoTW’s processing queue is now updated hourly, telling how many logs and QSOs have been uploaded to the LoTW system and are awaiting processing. New hardware that will improve LoTW’s throughput is on order and is expected to be running in six to eight weeks.
Rick Murphy, K1MU, and Dave Bernstein, AA6YQ, have been charged with rebooting the Trusted QSL open source project. If you have demonstrably strong C++ development skills that you’re interested in applying toward improving LoTW’s usability and efficiency, please contact Bernstein via e-mail…