[Skimmertalk] Aggregator 2.6 Released

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Wed Sep 11 06:34:47 EDT 2013

Version 2.6 does not change the Aggregator in fundamental ways, compared 
to version 2.4, but there are a couple of things that make it worth 
upgrading, and that you need to be aware of. You can now log the Telnet 
output of Skimmer or Skimserv.  Check the box on the Connections tab to 
activate this option.

  *   Clicking the red X at the upper right corner of the Aggregator
    screen now works like the corresponding feature in Skimmer Server -
    that is, it minimizes but does not close the Aggregator.  We did
    this because people complained about closing the Aggregator when
    they only meant to minimize it.  To close, you now need to
    right-click the icon in the System Tray, just as with Skimmer Server.
  * All spots sent to the RBN server will now use a period as the
    decimal point in the frequency, regardless of how Windows is
    configured on your machine.  This arose when a German RBN
    contributor using AR Cluster V6 to combine spots from several
    Skimmer instances discovered that spots with a comma in the
    frequency were not being forwarded.
  * The Aggregator now asks for calibration within +/- 0.1 KHz, rather
    than 0.2 KHz as before.  This is intended to get all spots within
    the DX cluster network's 0.1 KHz rounding range.
  * Spotting station callsigns containing a "/" are now forwarded
    properly to the RBN server.

We hope you'll put 2.6 on your RBN node soon!

73, Pete N4ZR
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