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The First List And Comments On LoTW

First List As Of 21 December 2012

Good afternoon from the shackadelic #hamr zone where I’m listening to PV8AA running rate during 2012 WPX CW earlier in the year. Currently, there is a swarm of stations on Paolo, PV8DX rate frequency, and he is efficiently executing our RadioSport adrenaline rush.

In the meantime, between my vicarious thrill of listening to Paolo, PV8DX an accomplished DXer and RadioSport operator at PV8AA; a significant load of LoTW credits were downloaded into my log. The Swains Island DXpedition confirmed on respective band slots in addition to 4O3A, D4C, and D3AA.

LoTW Queue Status As Of 21 December 2012

As of 21 December 2012 at 1301 UTC approximately (n = 26,301) individual logs are in the LoTW queue for processing then on 22 December 2012 at 0001 UTC approximately (n = 26,665) individual logs are awaiting processing with a 10 day, 14 hour, 40m, 16s backlog of credits yet processed.

I’m of the opinion that LoTW is one of the ARRL’s signature programs because all of our awards are based on its credit system. First, it was explained to me that current system hardware will be replaced in the very near future, explanation accepted. Then, an initiative to reinvigorate open sourcing of Trusted QSL, in order to improve functionality and efficiency.

The last communication to membership from the ARRL was 11 December 2012 and 10 business days have elapsed since the severe disruption of credit processing. Where are status updates that quantify progress? Where are we in regards to the open source project? Has any hardware arrived and from whom is membership purchasing the hardware from?

Frankly, this is unacceptable, organizations thrive on two way communication channels with almost daily updates to all those concerned especially if one of your signature programs is failing spectacularly. I’m losing confidence in the credibility of the system because of the lack of information. My question is, “What is going on?”

73 from the shackadelic near the beach.      


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