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LOTW down now for a month Jun 13th, 05:54 3 563 1 month, 1 day ago

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LOTW down now for a month KF9UG8365@GMAIL.COM on 13/6/24
That cyber attack a month ago on ARRL's infrastructure is unfortunate. I read in one article from ARRL that the LOTW servers were not affected but access to them has been intentionally disabled.

I haven't heard very many complaints among the amateur radio community about LOTW still being down a month later.

Maybe it is time for the ARRL membership to make our opinions known. I realize many amateurs are ARRL members for various different reasons. However in my case, I wanted to communicate to ARRL that there is really only one reason why I'm an ARRL member: earning DXCC/WAS/VUCC awards. Just before LOTW went down I had sent quite a bit of money to DX expeditions and amateurs in rare DXCC entities for LOTW confirmation and/or QSL cards for our QSOs. I'm concerned these amateur radio operators will forget to provide LOTW confirmations if or when LOTW ever comes back online.

The longer the LOTW outage lasts, the more I'm not getting the service I paid for with my ARRL membership. I'm not sure when my ARRL membership expires. But I can assure ARRL I won't renew it until LOTW is available once again. So can ARRL make it a priority to get LOTW back online?

73 KF9UG

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