Remember the days when you mailed in cards to the league and it took 3 months. to process?


I'll take 10 days over that anytime.

It used to take 6 years to get your cards back from Box 88. Now I see even our Russian friends are on LOTW. And I had my PT0S 160 Qso confirmed in days.

LOTW even at 20 days is a tremendous tool. I'm confident they'll figure this out, it's probably not a hardware issue only, but the database bogging down under the mountain of data. These things aren't as easily managed and scaleable as they appear to people not in the IT world.

I don't understand the angst over a backlog of processing data during the end of the year rush. Unless the world really is going to end in a week like the Mayans predicted.

73
Don
N1DG





At 12:24 PM 12/14/2012, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:


Go to the LOTW site and read carefully. There is a discussion that
tells, in part, that new hardware is on order, and is expected to
arrive in 6-8 weeks. THEY ARE WORKING ON IT!!!

That is if you *believe* the claim that the hardware will fix it.

With a very large database, decreases in throughput can just as
easily be due to reaching a tipping point in the database structure
(the point at which the indexing fails).  Since there has been no
diagnostic data reported to support the hardware hypothesis, users
are left in a "trust me" position while the processing delay vaults
past ten days as of approximately 16:30z today - on its way to 20
days by the end of the month.

73,

  ... Joe, W4TV


On 12/14/2012 11:42 AM, Mike(W5UC) & Kathy (K5MWH) wrote:

Go to the LOTW site and read carefully.  There is a discussion that
tells, in part, that new hardware is on order, and is expected to arrive
in 6-8 weeks. THEY ARE WORKING ON IT!!!  RELAX!!!   Constantly getting
your shorts all in a wad is uncomfortable, and bad for your health.  It
raises your blood pressure.

73,
Mike, W5UC





On 12/14/2012 9:08 AM, Charlie Wooten NF4A wrote:
I wish you guys would quitcherbitchin about LOTW.....give em a chance
to fix
the problem.....don't sit there and criticize something that is
allowing you
to get DXCC confirmations in lightning speed compared to 10 years
ago....take off your "computer expert" hat and let the league's staff
deal
with the problem......

NF4A




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