Maryland QSO Party 4.6.6 Now Available! LoTW Service Disruption.

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Hi All,

We have two quick announcements for you from N3FJP Software headquarters...

Maryland QSO Party 4.6.6 is Now Available!

We've updated the in state and out of state versions of the Maryland QSO Party software (4.6.6) for the latest rule changes. As always, upgrades and new programs are free to registered users. If you are currently running a version of our software released after January 2021 and are Internet connected, each program should detect the new upgrade and offer to retrieve it for you on start. If you have any problem with the automatic upgrade, or you are running an older version, you can install the latest versions directly from our web site.

ARRL Logbook of The World (LoTW) Server Disruption.

The ARRL LoTW server is experiencing a service disruption. We've been receiving lots of e-mail regarding the sudden, recent inability to upload to ARRL's LoTW server, requests for fixes and insights on the timeline for service resumption.

The LoTW server requires restoration by ARRL before you will again be able to upload QSOs from our software. Please note that we are not directly affiliated with ARRL. While we have no doubt that the good folks at ARRL are working extremely hard to correct the problem as quickly as possible, we do not have any additional insights to provide regarding LoTW repair time estimates, beyond what ARRL has posted on their web site. For ARRL's latest updates, please visit their link here.

And for the latest LoTW server status, check this site here.

Currently, for this event, (from the link above) ARRL reports that:

"We are in the process of responding to a serious incident involving access to our network and headquarters-based systems. Several services, such as Logbook of The World® and the ARRL Learning Center, are affected. Please know that restoring access is our highest priority, and we are expeditiously working with outside industry experts to address the issue. We appreciate your patience. This story will be updated with new developments."

And in response to the questions we always receive when we neglect to include the following in our e-mail announcements...

Package Upgrade Information...

If you have registered one or more individual programs and would like to upgrade to N3FJP's Software Package or N3FJP's Software Package and CD for full use of all our Amateur Radio software, we would be glad to apply the amount that you have registered so far as a credit towards that purchase. Please send us an e-mail directly and we'll let you know your balance.

N3FJP's Software Package includes more than one hundred programs for contesting, net management and general logging Amateur Radio applications, as well as our WX Warn weather software! In addition to full use of all these programs, registered package customers are also entitled to receive free passwords for any new software that is added to the package and free upgrades to existing programs. You'll find all the details on the Register Now page at

Donations are Gratefully Accepted!

And in response to the often asked question for which Kimberly, Chris and I are very grateful...

"I know your upgrades are free, but I also realize how much time and effort support, coding these enhancements and new programs take and that your pricing policy doesn't fully reflect that. Can I send you something to show my appreciation for your continued efforts?"

Yes, thanks so much, your continued support in any amount is very welcome and deeply appreciated! You can use this page:

or send your contribution by mail, payable to Affirmatech Inc., to:

G. Scott Davis
118 Glenwood Road
Bel Air, MD 21014-5533

Thank you so much for your continued support!


As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly, Chris and I really appreciate it!

73, Scott, Kimberly and Chris


Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

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