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Receiver of the week

Receiver of the week - AWA Fisk Radiolette
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Brand: AWA.
Model: Fisk Radiolette.
Valves: 80, 6A7, 6D6, 6B7, 42.
Year of manufacture: 1936.
Place of manufacture: Ashfield, NSW.

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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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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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