There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the LONP, and the tracking of your contacts. Hopefully I can shed some light on what/how things are happening.
When you submit your log to the endorsement checker, and it completes its run, your call sign turns blue in the list, indicating that it is a link. Clicking on the link will open up your personal endorsements page. Showing endorsements earned, in progress, and not started. Also you will see a " menu bar " that has links to other awards available to members. To check your LONP standings, click the link circled in the image below.
This will take you to your LONP standings page. Which shows all
the levels that have been completed. (Some of you may have green
bars on the Award, will explain this later. The below image shows
my (K5SP) levels completed along with some numbers that are links.
If you click on the numbers (i.e. 741), you will see the calls
that were approved for that particular level. (I have completed
The next column over is the members you have worked towards the next endorsement level. Naturally it is called the In Progress report. If you click on the blue number it will give you a report of your last log upload, showing date, time, call, band, mode, and their 070#. Here is what mine looked like today:
What this tells me is that the endorsement check is working fine on LONP up to this point. It is the process after this that has broken down. All the LONP data is kept in a google sheets document. In the past, that was updated by the software to build a row that looks like this one:
This row actually shows my efforts for the 350 award. Notice
that this one is row 562, and the columns show my number, my call,
the date the cell was updated, the date I got LONP, my LONP
number, the award level, and number credited. The last column
contains all 352 member numbers that I have worked. Every time
you submit your log a new row should be added with all the updated
information, that has stopped happening. (I think included the
manual ones we have almost 700 rows on this tab of the sheet. ).
As part of the script being run on hamclubs.info (which we do not
own), performed these actions. It gathered all your data, and
created a new row, placing that data in the appropriate spot. It
also automatically updated the web site standings for LONP.
(using iframes and .tt files). This is now broken.
Now we could replicate this, if, someone could tell me how to extract the data from the In progress column and write it to the sheet. Imagine having to manually enter all those numbers by hand for every member for every level. We do not have access to the scripts that performed all these actions to try and debug them, we do not have access to the data on hamclubs.info. So our hands are tied with limited ability to use what is available through the checker and manually try to reconstruct the LONP standings.
I have some ideas in mind that members might be able to do to help. That will follow, as this is rather lengthy and the longer it gets, the less people read.
I, and the other board members are open to suggestions, and all assistance would be appreciated.
Jim, K5SP #483
Executive Director/Member Services Director
Bob Motyl KK6KMU
Thanks for the update of the problem. I'm no help when it comes to software. Black magic,