I submitted a short list to LOTW on 11-11-2012 and still nothing on 11-17-2012. I know the ARRL is the only real organization that represents amateur radio in the U.S. and we most certainly need them. I support their efforts, though I have not always been in agreement with their decisions. That said, LOTW is a disappointment and it's getting worse. Their DXCC card checking is painfully slow, around 6 weeks turnaround time even with inputting our own data with on-line applications. 20 years ago it was 8 weeks, no big improvement with all the advances in technology (I know bigger work load). The local volunteer card checkers work hard to process cards, but still the long waits once submitted. I'm a DX'er, that what interests me, so maybe they are great in other areas, but as far as I'm concerned the ARRL is failing me. No more extra contributions ($250 last year) from this end. Are they getting too top heavy with salaries?? What's happening?