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Receiver of the week

Receiver of the week - Airzone Cub
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Brand: Airzone.
Model: Cub.
Valves: 6M5, 6N8, Unknown, 6X5GT.
Year of manufacture: 1950.
Place of manufacture: Camperdown, NSW.

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System Maintenance

On Sunday, 5th March there will be a site outage for the purpose of carrying out system maintenance.

At the same time I am going to clear out the 'memory' in everyone's account that remembers unread threads. There is a lot of data stored on this function due to the number of inactive members and a few who for some strange reason only read one or two of the forums.

The removal of this data build-up will lighten up the weight of the database a bit. So for a period of time following this, everyone's account will show that they have read every comment - none will show in bold as unread.

This work will take place between 08:00 and 12:00, NSW time.

Written at 22:32 on 21 February 2017 by Brad.
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Equipment upgrades programme

Recently I mentioned elsewhere that soon the host server for this website would be replaced. This is still in the pipeline and will be done over the coming 4-8 weeks.

As part of a general renewal of equipment a new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) was installed this afternoon. For the benefit of those not familiar with such machinery, this device keeps the servers and modem powered up in the event of a loss of the municipal electricity supply. At the time the web server is replaced the UPS will undergo a real time stress test - where the power will be turned off and the UPS batteries allowed to completely drain until everything shuts down. This will give an indication of how well everything is working and the time the UPS stays up for before a complete shutdown occurs.

Down the track I do have plans on doing something about the ad-hoc connection dropouts. I realise this is a pain and once detected, there is equipment in place to permit a remote restart of the modem however apart from that I am not currently in a position to further improve things. A permanent solution is more likely early in 2017 when the host servers will be shifted to a new location and thus have different and hopefully better connections to the Internet.

Written at 17:42 on 17 August 2016 by Brad.
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