[Skimmertalk] [RBN-OPS] New RBN Aggregator Available (version 0.92b)

Mack McCormick w4ax.mack at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 15:42:33 PDT 2011

The new aggregator installed flawlessly. Thanks for continuing to improve
ham radio and provide this valuable resource.



On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM, Pete Smith <n4zr at contesting.com> wrote:

> **
> Many CW Skimmer or Skimmer Server users are probably aware of the
> Reverse Beacon Network. The RBN uses a small piece of software called
> the Aggregator to collect spots from CW Skimmers and Skimmer Servers all
> over the world and forward them to the RBN's database server.
> Since the inception of the RBN, we have been using an effective
> bare-bones version of the Aggregator written by Felipe, PY1NB, founder
> of the RBN. Now, thanks to the programming skills of Dick, W3OA, we
> have a new, Windows Aggregator in a near-final beta form, available for
> download and use. In addition to being much easier to configure and
> use, the new Aggregator has some important new features.
> * It adds the option of a master.dta check to Skimmer Server (like the
> Paranoid validation mode in CW Skimmer).
> * It also allows users to send spots to the Aggregator without first
> filtering them to remove the non-CQ spots. The Aggregator then forwards
> only those spots the RBN requests. For now, that will be CQ spots for
> HF and all spots for 50 MHz and up. In the near future this will allow
> us to experiment with spotting the NCDXA HF beacons, and probably other
> tricks that have not been possible up till now.
> * And finally, the new Aggregator permits RBN contributors to connect
> locally to it with their logging programs, either taking advantage of
> the new filtering capability or not, as they wish.
> For the full story and a download link, see the Reverse Beacon Network
> blog at http://reversebeacon.blogspot.com/.
> --
> 73, Pete N4ZR
> The World Contest Station Database, updated daily at
> www.conteststations.com
> The Reverse Beacon Network at http://reversebeacon.net, blog at
> reversebeacon.blogspot.com,
> spots at telnet.reversebeacon.net, port 7000
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