[CQ-Contest] Men Working - Pardon Our Dust

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Sat Oct 22 06:10:54 PDT 2011

You may have noticed in the last 10 days or so that the RBN has been 
down occasionally. Sometimes Skimmers can't connect, sometimes they 
connect but no spots flow, and sometimes the Telnet servers aren't working.

Alas, these are the inevitable side-effects of our efforts to make sure 
the RBN is reliable by the time the major CW contests come around. We're 
streamlining the database code and perfecting auto-restart functionality 
so that when the record loads we anticipate for CQWW CW and SS CW come 
online, we'll be able to handle them. The software guys are in two 
time-zones, and have to fit this around their real jobs, so we can't 
predict when these outages will occur.

If any software developers want to test their software against a 
simulated flow that is 50 percent above last fall's highest average, 
please contact me - n4zr at contesting.com and I'll turn on "the flood."

-- 73, Pete N4ZR
The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at 
The Reverse Beacon Network at http://reversebeacon.net, blog at 
spots at telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000 and 
arcluster.reversebeacon.net, port 7000

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