Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] Emailed QSLs
Why would people not use LOTW? I
would assume the cost to verify a
digitally signed card or use a LOTW contact would
be the same price or
should be. That is essentially what LOTW is less
the card and graphics
etc. It is just the data of the contacts required
for the awards.
I understand wanting to avoid or reduce the costs
mailing a card and getting a reply back. LOTW
already does this. Do we
need another system? I have no issues with
DXpeditions making LOTW
available immediately to those who donated. Most
will upload the
complete log after 6 months or more. I think
paying outright for a LOTW
confirmation is pretty lousy.
CQ Magazines USA-CA requires written confirmation
of all 3077 counties.
Today the costs for doing this are very high. I
with CQ to allow emailed confirmations and was
shot down. I was met
with resistance from the old guard that did not
want to allow people to
have an easier and less expensive way to get an
award. CQ will allow
hand written cards or sheets of paper if you
happen to contact the same
person in many counties which helped.
I think we do need to be open to the changing
LOTW is not an option for USA-CA at the time. The
price for using LOTW
if USA-CA was ever added to LOTW would probably be
On 1/18/2022 10:38 AM, Gilbert Baron wrote:
> On the other hand, with the likely low usage
this would have and the significant development
effort it would take, I doubt this will happen.
> Outlook LT Gil W0MN
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> Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] Emailed QSLs
> None of the emailed cards I’ve received have
had digital signatures.
> But if they did, I would support them being
> + An email message digitally-signed with the
sender's LOTW "Callsign Certificate" would provide
authentication identical to what TQSL now
provides. ARRL staff would need a means of
validating the authentication.
> de AA6YQ