The ARRL has done it again!

I received my November QST and as I flipping through it I came across page 82 regarding online ARRL contest uploading. This caught my interest and as I read it became crystal clear that this was a very cool newly released feature. Don't take my word for it instead take your November QST and flip to page 82 and check it out......for those of you who are not ARRL member and do not get QST......GET IT!!! Just kidding.....in a nut shell ARRL has a website  were if you participate in an ARRL contest you can upload your score and it's very slick. You are asked for your email, the ARRL contest just finished, your power, if you used spotting assistance and finally how many operated under your call. Then you add your log file which all contest software can produce. You submit it and that's it.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

9 Responses to “The ARRL has done it again!”

  • Dave NK7Z:

    Very slick… Well done ARRL!

  • Bob KK8ZZ:

    I, among many others, am happy to see this.

    LOTW is such a bothersome mess that many just won’t use it. This should increase active participation – and more logs from the casual operator – than anything they’ve done in years. I’d like to see something done with LOTW that increases its friendliness, ARRL HQ Folks. (Yes, I’m an ARRL member.. Life member for more than 40 years).

    Looking forward to the next contest !

    de KK8ZZ

  • N8wac Tony Everhardt:

    I’m one of those who think LOTW is a oain. I tried it a couple years ago and though….with today’s technology why the heck isnt it any easier? I use Eqsl. So simple. So what if ARRL doesn’t recognize it for certificates. I’m not a certificate chaser. If LOTW was easier maybe I would show a little more interest.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good afternoon Dave, yes it is a very nice move on there part and simple as well. Oh and I visited your QRZ page and followed the links to your web page were there are some very nice product reviews.
    73, Mike

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Hello Bob very nice to hear from you and thanks for taking the time to comment. I have to admit I too have troubles navigating the LOTW site. I have uploaded…..well thought I did and when I go to search a contact it’s not there! I also use and am happy with club log and EQSL as well.
    Thanks for stopping by Boy have a good weekend.
    73, Mike

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Happy Friday Tony, yes lots of ham’s out there use EQSL and have great success with it including me.
    73, Mike

  • Bart AA7VA:

    I find LOTW very easy to use with an outboard interface – DXLabs makes it easy to use, but the contest logging link given looks even easier!

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good morning Bart, I too have used the outboard interface but I used N3FJP’s logging software. It’s easy to use but the issues I have is just navigating around the LOTW website. I find I have to hunt around the site for what I want to do.
    73, Mike

  • Doug VE3OUI:

    I have tried to get a certificate No. but that’s almost impossible if you don’t live in the USA. ARRL doesn’t mind taking you money as a member Subscriber but you don’t exist otherwise. Over the years I have had hundreds of requests to log on LoTW so these hams can add to there award numbers. The ARRL does them a dis-service by blocking these points of there members..
    I too find it much easier to use E-qsl or QRZ.com
    I’m fed up chasing ARRL to help my fellow hams..

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