Endorsement checker question
A little insight into the software issue. The endorsement
checker is not working, the contest checking software is having to
be modified by K9DWR for every contest, the membership application
software is not working. (I am getting the applications, but, the
approval is not working.) I am currently approving all
applications by hand. So far I have been able to access the
membership spreadsheet on Google Docs with no problems. (Google
is the entity that deprecated some of their Application
Programming Interface (API) methodology.
The software error that is being generated is not a new one. I have seen this exact error in the past, and it involves software not owned by the club, but by KJ4IZW (his old call, he has a new one now). We do not have access to his scripts to attempt a "fix". I am of the opinion that David can fix the problem, but he is incommunicado with anyone at this time.
The current leadership of the club is diligently working to "get everything back on track". David Rock is doing an excellent job of making sure we have contest scorers available for each of our contests. Software development is a slow process, and he does have a full time job that only allows him to work on club software on a part-time basis, and he does have other familial activities that take up valuable time. Currently, we do not have the ability to provide the instant scores presented like contests in the past. Other members of the leadership are taking the results provided by the new scorers, verifying the data by hand, and compiling the results which are given to the membership in email form.
We WILL persevere, we will get there eventually. Patience is
requested from the members while the issues are being addressed.
Just like the current health issues worldwide, we will strive to
overcome all obstacles, and the best PSK club worldwide will
Operate PSK, and have fun!
On 3/23/2020 7:52 AM, Loren McCullough wrote:
Jim, K5SP #483
Member Services Director
DAVE KB3RAN 1692/381
Thanks to all for working on the software problems. I still enjoy PSK contacts: quick ones where I just get a callsign and sig report and maybe a QTH and LOC and those I am talking to for 15-20 minutes or more. Also the contests keep me alert trying to get just one more station without getting a dup. Sorry for the few dups I made during the weekend contest; I was multitasking during part of the contest.
This is still a great mode of communication where a lot of information is passed in a short time with not so much power.
Keep on trying to get the logistics corrected. I'll still be here making contacts and anxiously awaiting the day those sticker arrive whenever that is.
Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
I like PSK31 qsos which consist of a very brief exchange, but I also like ragchews.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I will remind all you 070 folks of the delightful nature of the variety of endorsements on offer. In particular I would draw your attention to the Ragchewers 3/30 - make 3 qso’s each 30 minutes or longer.
One of the qso’s that netted me that award was a long conversation with a young ham, I seem to remember he was 11, who explained to me all about drones and what features I might want to consider as I considered purchasing one. His knowledge of the subject was encyclopedic and his ability to explain the issues to me was incredible.
Good fun, all of it. Thanks to all of you working so hard to keep 070 going, I truly appreciate it.
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!