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Reviews Categories | Ham Software - Logging | ARRL Trusted QSL (tqsl) Help


Reviews Summary for ARRL Trusted QSL (tqsl)
ARRL Trusted QSL (tqsl)  Reviews: 6 Average rating: 4.2/5 MSRP: $0 for LoTW Users
Description: tqsl application that applies your digital signature to logs for
uploading to LoTW
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world
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W9OD Rating: 5/5 Oct 5, 2017 08:39 Send this review to a friend
Working great  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have to admit, LoTW started out being difficult to get to work, but logging programs have come up to speed and it is a piece of cake. I use MLDX, log a QSO, it is immediately sent off to LoTW, I am sure other logging programs do the same. Could not be happier
 
S58J Rating: 5/5 Oct 5, 2017 07:16 Send this review to a friend
It does what I want  Time owned: more than 12 months
For me, as a non-native speaker, I have some hard time understanding comments how difficult is the whole procedure of getting LoTW working. I just followed the instructions, all done in a short time and "voilà", here they come new confirmations for which I was somehow reluctant to send direct QSLs but were needed anyway. When done, pending on your logging program, usually it takes just a press of ONE button to upload your QSOs. LoTW saved me a lot of money and time. It is a pleasure to watch my progress towards the next DXCC Challenge bar (currently I am going towards 2000 DXCCs confirmed). I have also stats on how many new DXCC/BAND confirmations I got via LoTW only (thus no direct QSLs needed): 482 so far! Now turn this figure into usual letter envelops, paper QSL cards writing, green stamps, postal costs, ... and do the math.
 
K4DL Rating: 0/5 Oct 5, 2017 03:03 Send this review to a friend
Not needed  Time owned: more than 12 months
This silly little program is one of the flaws in LoTW. It is not needed and only slows the process. This may be the single reason LoTW cannot work in real time like all other log sites.
 
VE7IG Rating: 5/5 Sep 22, 2016 09:01 Send this review to a friend
Versativle and easy to use.  Time owned: more than 12 months
This app for making files to upload to LoTW can also be used for making small files to upload to Club Log, entered by keyboard on a QSO by QSO basis. It is very easy to use. Currently only versions 2.0 and higher work. If you have an older version, update it ASAP. If you don't keep electronic logs you can enter QSOs from your log in chronological order to obtain LoTW credit, give credits to others or facilitate IOTA matching QSOs via Club Log. Excellent!
 
K6CRC Rating: 5/5 Nov 17, 2014 07:43 Send this review to a friend
Works well  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I had been a critic of LoTW for a while. I believed that LoTW is the most visible part of the league, after QST Magazine. It should be a first class design, be easy to use, and be as universal (e.g. DX station use) as possible.

The new procedure for uploading data, Trusted QSL, has been updated. No more clunking app. Good job ARRL.
 
AA5VU Rating: 5/5 May 20, 2013 12:11 Send this review to a friend
Works As Expected  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Over the 2013 Dayton Hamfest weekend, I was able to download, install and use a preview of the ARRL Trusted QSL (tqsl) version 1.14 from http://sourceforge.net/projects/trustedqsl/files/TrustedQSL/v1.14/. The page has versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. I only tested the OS X version. Per the LoTW web page http://www.arrl.org/logbook-of-the-world tqsl v1.14 was scheduled to be available on May 20, 2013; however, this may slip 10 days to allow time for some final tweaks.

When I was in the software business, the golden rule for a new software release was a new version should let the users do exactly what they used to do but give them some options to do some things different. For existing ARRL LoTW users who are used to tqsl v1.13, the updated Trusted QSL (tqsl) version 1.14 works just the same. When you launch the new update, you will notice under the File menu there are two user options:

The option to "Sign and save..." works the same as used in tqsl version 1.13 where you select the log file to be signed and the file is saved in .tq8 format to your hard drive. You then manually upload the digitally signed .tq8 file to the server via the LoTW web page or send the file as an attachment to an email message address to .

The "Sign and upload…" option is the new addition. When you select the "Sign and upload..." option, you select your log file and the tqsl app applies your digital signature and uploads the log to the LoTW server all in one-step. This is a one-step option should make LoTW easier to use for some users.

I tried both options and they worked FB. I feel sure there are a number of under-the-hood improvements but the updated tqsl application does what is expected. It applies your digital signature to log files for upload to the LoTW server.

Check the ARRL LoTW page for availability the of Trusted QSL version 1.14.

73 Dick, AA5VU
Austin, Texas
 


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