moderated Re: WAC Award


Gilbert Baron
 

This would never work without more hardware and that would mean more cost and that would mean these people would have to be charged. That would be reasonable. The problem is deciding what would be a fair charge. Doing it without upgrades would not be fair to current users because of the risk of overloading the system.

 

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From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Bart Jahnke
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 13:08
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAC Award

 

Hi Gary,

 

Thanks for the suggestion. 

 

Something we can add to the list for review when developing LoTW 2.0.

 

73 Bart Jahnke, W9JJ

ARRL - Radiosport and Field Services Manager

 

 

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Gary Hinson
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 2:03 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAC Award

 

OK, how about providing an LoTW API or function that lets [authorized] awards managers submit lists of entrants’ QSOs for validation? 

 

If this was available, potentially any award could start accepting LoTW confirmations … and LoTW would suddenly become even more popular.

 

Contest logs might also be validated in the same way, although the volume of checks could be problematic unless they were rate-limited (e.g. by charging for each QSO submitted?) and/or the validation function was slick as a well-oiled Teflon coated pan.

 

73

Gary   ZL2iFB

 

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Bart Jahnke
Sent: 26 October 2019 05:40
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] WAC Award

 

Hello John et al,

Yes, absolutely, it makes sense to have WAC added as an award that one can apply for via LoTW.  In fact, it and a few other awards are on the to-do list.  Also on the horizon is a refresh for LoTW, up to a 2.0 level.

Both are very much in active review on this end.  More updates will follow as we have news to report on either.

Keep the suggestions coming!

73,

 

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ

ARRL - Radiosport and Field Services Manager

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