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ac5ez
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Re: missing lotw download

Post by ac5ez » 04 Apr 2017, 15:54

Terry,

I found the problem!

The problem was with my password. In an effort to use a password that is very strong I sometimes insert a special character, i.e., "!@#$%", into the password. LoTW allows the use of special characters in passwords so I though nothing of it so I inserted the "#" tag into my password. It works fine for manual logins. No big deal right? But a password with some of the special characters causes the XML scripts to do funny things. Apparently the "#" is one of them. I logged in to LoTW and changed my password, removing the special characters. Changed the password in Log4OM to match the new LoTW password and boom it worked! All my QSL's were download just fine.

So, if anyone is having this same problem make sure their password DOES NOT have any special characters in it that might affect how the XML script works.

I love Log4OM it is great! Can't wait for version 2.
73, my friend
Ken, AC5EZ

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Re: missing lotw download

Post by IW3HMH » 06 Apr 2017, 12:07

Checking the normalization routine also. Thanks for reporting
Daniele Pistollato - IW3HMH

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Re: missing lotw download

Post by ik2egl » 15 Apr 2017, 18:36

hI ALL
thank for the info,

my old pwd generatd by LOTW created the problem Qy+EPEdi
I have just done changed with a more standard one and all is fine
73 de Don IK2EGL

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Re: missing lotw download

Post by OK1FWG » 27 Feb 2019, 23:14

This is a shame for the nice software as it is not handling all characters in the password. I had ie. to remove '+' from my password just to be able to log in to LOTW. Tsss.
After the change, up/dwn of logfiles is okay.

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Re: missing lotw download

Post by G4POP » 27 Feb 2019, 23:17

OK1FWG wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 23:14
This is a shame for the nice software as it is not handling all characters in the password. I had ie. to remove '+' from my password just to be able to log in to LOTW. Tsss.
After the change, up/dwn of logfiles is okay.
Ask LOTW why they issue passwords that have characters their software download API will not recognise

Surely it not a huge problem having to update a password?
73 Terry G4POP

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