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Receiver of the week - Airzone Cub
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Brand: Airzone.
Model: Cub.
Valves: 6X5GT, ECH33, EBF35, EL33A.
Year of manufacture: 1948.
Place of manufacture: Camperdown, NSW.

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Site Maintenance - Sunday, 26th June

At around 08:00 on Sunday, 26th June, there will be a loss of access to the site for about one hour. The database will receive a small upgrade to permit the inclusion of a new forum feature. Following this, more routine tasks such as Windows updates and firewall maintenance will be carried out. The site should be available again by 09:00.

Whilst the site is not available a holding page will be displayed.

Written at 22:16 on 18 June 2016 by Brad.
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Timeline for the closure of narrow site

A few weeks ago I made an idle comment regarding plans to close down the narrow version of this site - still in use by a few members who have older monitors with an aspect ratio of 4:3.

The narrow site, due to the age of its software, will be closed down at the end of 2016 due to its age and the extra work required of me to keep it running. The wide version of the site, located at the home URL, is the current main site and any changes and improvements over the last two years have only been added to the wide version.

It is now time for members still using the narrow site to upgrade their monitors to suit the wide version of the site. This will include three or four members who use the magnifying feature in their web browsers to enlarge text. After the 31st December, 2016 the URL leading to the narrow site will be redirected to the wide site.

To be as fair as possible I am giving all members about eight months' notice. Shortly after the start of 2017 there will be some changes to the main site and these will include a slightly larger font to make the site easier to read for those with less than perfect eyesight, and these days I include myself in that category. The sidebar is also likely to disappear to permit more space for the forums.

I've decided to dispense with the idea of images uploaded by members appearing in their posts as the feature is simply too cumbersome to manage and develop. Instead members will be able to upload files and these will appear at the bottom of their posts as attachments. This system is in use on the UK and US forums and seems to fit in well with members there. This feature will likely roll out this year and I am testing code relating to it at the moment. It is proposed that JPG and PDF files will be permitted for upload, as is the current policy.

Just recapping on the original topic: The narrow version of this website will close down on the 31st December, 2016. There is no possibility of an extension to this deadline so members using that site are advised to upgrade their monitors in advance.

Written at 08:36 on 30 March 2016 by Brad.
Comments: 5

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