Announcing HOLeS

We're excited here at The K3NG Report to announce the creation of the Hosted Online Logbook Service or HOLeS.  Online logbooks have become quite popular over the years with services like eQSL and ARRL's Logbook of the World, and now entering the fray.  HOLeS supports this growing trend by allowing anyone to create their own online logbook service like eQSL or LOTW.  It will take only five minutes and a credit card number to start your own professional amateur radio online logbook service.

We're still finalizing our complete feature list and rate schedule, but here are the basic options and rates so far:

Base Packages:
Basic Service $99.99/month
Deluxe Service (your own URL like $125/month

QSL Card Printing Capability: $25/month (Lets your users print out cards)
Awards Programs: $50/month  (Offer your own awards like WAS and DXCC)
RSA QSL Card Authentication: $25/month
Triple DES QSL Card Authentication: $50/month
Modern Logbook Program Uploading Capability: $75/month
DOS or CP/M Logbook Program Uploading Capability: $250/month
Logger32 Program Uploading Capability: $450/month (Support for Logger32)
Ham Blacklist Feature: $125/month (Lets you block select users)
Rare Country Shopping Cart: $200/month (Lets your users buy rare countries and you make $$$!)
HTML Frames and Notepad Support: $25/month (You can customize your site with Notepad and use frames)
Alternate Fonts: $85/month (Use fonts other than Times New Roman on your site)

As with LOTW, eQSL, and, all online logbook sites hosted on HOLeS will be totally incompatible with other online logbook services and will not interface with them to exchange QSL information.  This includes other online logbook services hosted on HOLeS.

Later this summer we're also going to offer a ground-breaking service called Logbook Uploader of the World or LUTW.  This service will manage multiple online logbook subscriptions for amateurs, giving them a one-stop-shop to upload and download their logs and QSLs.  Users will pay a LUTW subscription fee, and LUTW will pay subscription fees for all the online logbooks the user wants to manage through LUTW.  LUTW adds a 40% service fee per managed online logbook, but we feel this will be well worth it to manage tens or hundreds of online logbook subscriptions, potentially savings users hours of frustration uploading and downloading time and having to deal with logbook program compatibility issues.

We're proud at The K3NG Report to support the needs of amateur radio operators and to be on the forefront of technology in this great hobby.  Stay tuned for more announcements!

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