ad: vanity

LoTW TQSL error

Discussion in 'Computers, Hardware, and Operating Systems' started by K3RW, Sep 8, 2019.

ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-rl
ad: Subscribe
ad: abrind-2
ad: L-MFJ
ad: Left-2
ad: Left-3
  1. K3RW

    K3RW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm guessing this may be a configuration or computer error on my end, but when I go to the TQSL program to upload new QSOs for LoTW, I get frequent notifications that 'a new version is available'.

    When I first had the program, several years ago, I'd tell it to update, and it would. Seemed everything is fine. But in the last year or more I get some computer mumbojumbo.

    I'm using Windows7 and I get a popup after I tell it to 'update' the program, and it cames from Windows Installer. From the 'about' screen I get this is TQSL V2.5 and Config data 11.9, if that helps.


    Here's what it says:

    Windows ® Installer. V 5.0.7601.24460

    msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

    Install Options

    </package | /i> <Product.msi>

    Installs or configures a product

    /a <Product.msi>

    Administrative install - Installs a product on the network

    /j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]

    Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user

    </uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>

    Uninstalls the product

    Display Options


    Quiet mode, no user interaction


    Unattended mode - progress bar only


    Sets user interface level

    n - No UI

    b - Basic UI

    r - Reduced UI

    f - Full UI (default)


    Help information

    Restart Options


    Do not restart after the installation is complete


    Prompts the user for restart if necessary


    Always restart the computer after installation

    Logging Options

    /l[i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|x|+|!|*] <LogFile>

    i - Status messages

    w - Nonfatal warnings

    e - All error messages

    a - Start up of actions

    r - Action-specific records

    u - User requests

    c - Initial UI parameters

    m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information

    o - Out-of-disk-space messages

    p - Terminal properties

    v - Verbose output

    x - Extra debugging information

    + - Append to existing log file

    ! - Flush each line to the log

    * - Log all information, except for v and x options

    /log <LogFile>

    Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>

    Update Options

    /update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]

    Applies update(s)

    /uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>

    Remove update(s) for a product

    Repair Options

    /f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>

    Repairs a product

    p - only if file is missing

    o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)

    e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed

    d - if file is missing or a different version is installed

    c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value

    a - forces all files to be reinstalled

    u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)

    m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)

    s - all existing shortcuts (default)

    v - runs from source and recaches local package

    Setting Public Properties


    Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the

    command line syntax.

    Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Portions of this software are based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.


    What does this mean, and how do I correct it? Is it a command-line thing?

    73 de Greg, K3RW
  2. WJ4U

    WJ4U Ham Member QRZ Page

    K3RW likes this.
  3. KS2G

    KS2G Subscriber QRZ Page

    I had a similar problem trying to update via the link provided in TQSL.
    Contacted ARRL and, as KJ4VTH posted, they advised downloading the updated version directly:
    And that worked.
    K3RW and WJ4U like this.
  4. K3RW

    K3RW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Did you have any trouble importing the station certificates (or whatever that hard to install thing was)?
  5. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    You don't "import" anything, you just install the update. it will retain all needed data.

    I have updated the program when a new version is available, as long as your current cert is valid, there is no issue.

    In fact, once I even received a notice that my cert was expiring soon, and I should renew it, which I did with no problems.
    KS2G and K3RW like this.
  6. K2CQW

    K2CQW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I ignored it. The world didn't end.
    KQ9J likes this.
  7. K3RW

    K3RW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just tried it--it worked! Thanks so much.


Share This Page