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moderated Re: WAC Award

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 12:31 PM, Gilbert Baron wrote:

This would never work without more hardware

+ I'm not aware of any evidence that the hardware currently hosting LoTW is anywhere close to running out of steam. WAZ support was added two years ago without any noticeable adverse impact.

+ Of course adding new functionality and new users can't go on forever without adding capacity, but with major post-contest submission surges being processed within a couple of hours, I suspect there's capacity for another popular award or two.

     73,

         Dave, AA6YQ


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


moderated Re: WAC Award

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

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.

+ Bart, can you comment on the status of hiring the developer(s) necessary to implement additional award support in LoTW?

     73,

              Dave, AA6YQ

 

 


moderated Re: WAC Award

Dave AA6YQ
 

+ AA6YQ comments below

 

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.

 

+ The ability to enable an  ARRL-authorized award sponsor or contest sponsor to submit an ADIF file containing QSO records and receive an ADIF file indicating whether or not each submitted QSO is  confirmed via LoTW was suggested years ago, and was prototyped by ARRL staff. To my knowledge, no subsequent progress was made, but I don’t know whether the status is the result of a policy issue (“Should we allow this? How much should we charge?”) or a development/documentation resource issue.

 

+ I would love to see a mechanism like this fully developed/documented and released, as I believe it would greatly extend the use of LoTW by organizations from small local radio clubs running weekend sprints to large national organizations offering awards to hams worldwide. As a side effect, more ops would participate in LoTW, to everyone’s benefit.

 

        73,

 

               Dave, AA6YQ

 

 

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


moderated Re: 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


moderated Re: WAC Award

Gary Hinson
 

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


moderated Re: WAC Award

WA8RZR - Jan Blair <wa8rzr@...>
 

Much appreciated Bart!

Thank you,

73,

Jan Blair
WA8RZR


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of Bart Jahnke <w9jj@...>
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 12:39:51 PM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <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


moderated Re: 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


moderated Re: WAC Award

WA8RZR - Jan Blair <wa8rzr@...>
 

Thanks John, yes, I have the same exact question.

Jan Blair
WA8RZR


From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of John Morphet <jmorphet@...>
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 8:57:06 AM
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: [ARRL-Awards] WAC Award
 
Currently the Worked All Continents award requires paper QSL cards to qualify for the award. What would it take for the IARU to recognize QSLs confirmed by LoTW.  LoTW is probably more secure than paper QSLs, anyway.

John, WØZI


moderated WAC Award

John Morphet
 

Currently the Worked All Continents award requires paper QSL cards to qualify for the award. What would it take for the IARU to recognize QSLs confirmed by LoTW.  LoTW is probably more secure than paper QSLs, anyway.

John, WØZI


moderated Re: Test

James Brown <k5jaz@...>
 

Got it. Thanks!


On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 9:07 AM <w9jj@...> wrote:
New Message - Testing 1234 

Welcome to all ARRL-Awards group participants.

73 Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Moderator
ARRL Radiosport Manager


moderated Re: Test

Gary Hinson
 

As requested:

 

"five nine in Sparks NV QSL?" [:-)
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"five nine in Sparks NV QSL?" [:-)
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Hello up there from the Far Side.

 

73

Gary  ZL2iFB

 

From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> On Behalf Of Skip
Sent: 25 October 2019 07:38
To: ARRL-Awards@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] Test

 

Please copy "five nine in Sparks NV QSL?" [:-)

73,
Fred ["Skip"] K6DGW
Sparks NV DM09dn
Washoe County

On 10/24/2019 7:06 AM, w9jj@... wrote:

New Message - Testing 1234 

Welcome to all ARRL-Awards group participants.

73 Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Moderator
ARRL Radiosport Manager


moderated Re: Test

Skip
 

Please copy "five nine in Sparks NV QSL?" [:-)

73,
Fred ["Skip"] K6DGW
Sparks NV DM09dn
Washoe County

On 10/24/2019 7:06 AM, w9jj@... wrote:
New Message - Testing 1234 

Welcome to all ARRL-Awards group participants.

73 Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Moderator
ARRL Radiosport Manager
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moderated Re: Test

WA8RZR - Jan Blair <wa8rzr@...>
 

Yes, copy here too.

Thanks & 73,


Jan Blair

WA8RZR



From: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...> on behalf of k2fw@... <k2fw@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:26
To: ARRL-Awards@... <ARRL-Awards@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Awards] Test
 
Yes, it seems to be working FB.

Steve  K2FW


moderated Re: Test

k2fw@...
 

Yes, it seems to be working FB.

Steve  K2FW


moderated Re: Test

W3UR Bernie McClenny
 

Seems to be working Bart.
Bernie

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On Oct 24, 2019, at 10:06 AM, w9jj@arrl.net wrote:

New Message - Testing 1234

Welcome to all ARRL-Awards group participants.

73 Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Moderator
ARRL Radiosport Manager


moderated Test

w9jj@...
 

New Message - Testing 1234 

Welcome to all ARRL-Awards group participants.

73 Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Moderator
ARRL Radiosport Manager

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