[CQ-Contest] RBN Status Report

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Fri Jun 6 07:12:31 EDT 2014

Just to update from my pre-WPX report...

The RBN's AR Cluster V6 server failed repeatedly in the early hours of 
WPX, so we made a decision to pull it and replace it with the Linux 
relay server.  That is the configuration we are currently running - 
VE7CC's Windows relay server, on the now-misnamed 
arcluster.reversebeacon.net, port 7000, and PY1NB/KM3T's Linux relay 
server on telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000.  Both of these performed 
well throughout WPX, as did the other Linux relay on 
relay2.reversebeacon.net, port 7000.

The only downside, for those end-users who have been connecting directly 
to our nodes, is that you are not able to set up filters or issue other 
user commands (sh/dx, etc.).  The solution is to find and use a "retail" 
server that you like.  http://www.dxcluster.info is a good source, 
arranged by node software and with notes for those that carry RBN 
spots.  There are a lot of them, and of course, with Telnet, geography 
is really not an issue

At some time before long, we will be reconfiguring the DNS and renaming 
these servers, but for the moment, they retain their old names.

We're still looking for additional RBN contributors in Africa and Latin 
America.  If you're interested, please drop me a note.

73, Pete N4ZR
Check out the Reverse Beacon Network at
blog at reversebeacon.blogspot.com.
For spots, please go to your favorite
ARC V6 or VE7CC DX cluster node.

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