* Copyright (c) 2001 American Radio Relay League, Inc. (ARRL) and
* Darryl Wagoner WA1GON. All rights reserved.
* Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
* modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
* are met:
* 1. Redistribution of source code must retain the above copyright
* notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
* 2. Redistribution in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
* notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
* the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
* 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this
* software must display the following acknowledgment:
* “This product includes software developed by the ARRL and Darryl
* Wagoner WA1GON for use in the ARRL Logbook Of The World
* project (http://www.trustedQSL.org).” Also acknowledgment of
* the OpenSSL Project.
* 4. The names “Logbook of The World” and “ARRL” must not be used as
* an endorsement of products derived from this software without
* prior written permission. For written permission, please contact
* [email protected]
* 5. Products derived from this software may not be called “LoTW”
* nor may “LoTW” appear in their names without prior written
* permission of the ARRL.
* 6. Redistribution of any form whatsoever must retain the following
* “This product includes software developed by the ARRL and
* Darryl Wagoner WA1GON for use in the Logbook of The World project
* THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE ARRL “AS IS” AND ANY
* EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
* IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
* PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ARRL OR
* ITS CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
* SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT
* NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
* LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
* HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
* STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE)
* ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED
* OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
* This software consists of voluntary contributions made by many
* individuals on behalf of the ARRL. For more information on
* the “Logbook of The World” project and the ARRL project,
* please see.
Well there it is. I guess that information says it all. I don’t know what I can add that isn’t already fully covered in the section above. Please if you didn’t catch it all, read it again.
My father was super stoked about Trusted QSL Group and its mission to keep eQSL an open and free activity for amateur radio operators by promoting the Digital Signature Standard (DSS)> My father was an avid ham radio operator who loved communicating all over the
World with othr “hams”. He was also unfortunately for the rest of us, an alcoholic. Back when I was growing up he would periodically check himself into rehab promising my mother that this time he would stay sober. Back then the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) as a “chronic relapsing brain disease”. Many doctors still define excessive drinking in the same terms making the person feel that they don’t have a chance to get better. After all it’s a chronic disease. But that attitude is changing I just worked as a webmaster on a site, LifeBac, that addresses excessive drinking with a different approach. LifeBac considers alcoholism not as a disease, but as a symptom of a larger psychological issue. Their program includes both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. The medical help for alcoholics includes the use of a drug called Baclofen. Baclofen removes or strongly suppresses cravings for alcohol in 92% of people. Initial clinical trials show that Baclofen has a 65% success rate for treatment-resistant alcoholics , allowing them to return to low- or medium-risk drinking. I think the new programs that use pharmacotherapy (the drug being baclofen) and psychotherapy that treats the person not as having a disease, but rather as having larger psychological issues that result in excessive drinking have great appeal. Optimist that I am, I believe that my father might have benefitted from Baclofen. However, he is no longer with us, having died of cirrhosis of the liver a decade ago. Although my father is no longer with us, I still have such fond memories of us sharing our love of communicating to other via his ham radio.
Living in Alaska, I spend many a night talking with folks all over the world. Yup, just like my Dad. I even passed on info about baclofen to a young man in England who was in despair about his own father’s drinking.
So thank you Trusted QSL Group and ARRL. You guys are great.