Well credit where its due, congratulations to ARRL LOTW (Logbook of the World) Staff after the latest upgrades to their system.
There was much criticism from some corners about the delays and performance of LOTW over the last few months but after the hardware upgrade, what a fantastic difference it has made. Logs are uploaded with incredible speed so whatever technicians have done has made a huge impact on the doubters of LOTW and a huge difference on its performance.
Granted my latest upload of my personal log was only a few Qso’s but nevertheless to process it and have the results available in less than 2 seconds is incredible (see below).
2013-01-22 08:26:04 LOTW_QSO: Successfully processed 32 QSO records in 1.571724 seconds 2013-01-22 08:26:04 LOTW_QSO: 1 QSL record entered 2013-01-22 08:26:04 LOTW_QSO: No errors encountered
It wasn’t a fluke either! I have uploaded several other logs for ‘managed’ stations and there upload has been at equal speed. If you would like to know more about LOTW then click the image above.
I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.
I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.
IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.
In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.