W5EHS has been re-located to a new web-server. It's invisible to the user (you). We have moved from a server on the East Coast of the USA to one (or more) on the West Coast.
About a year ago there was a hostile takeover (at least in my mind as one of the clients) of my original ISP web-account (servers in Ohio). All my 15 or so websites (including this one) were physically relocated to servers located at a different provider, as physical as data files can be...
Not my choice of service provider.
There were many operational problems right from the start. I worked through them. Recently I discovered very serious issues with the new ISP's mail servers. Their registration security certificates were bogus. Microsoft Outlook posted security warnings every time I accessed email. Then I discovered the SMTP server would not pass any email that was a "threaded" response. I was forced to switch to a SMTP server in the AWS cloud, to which I have access.
That was the last I wanted to deal with issues from the provider. This move would have been invisible except I made a change in the W5EHS URL.
I had the website installed in a sub directory of the domain "tedatum.com" but now it is back into it's own URL (htttp://w5ehs.com).
Since you are reading this, make a new bookmark on your browser and capture the new URL. You may have to delete the old bookmark first.
Thanks for the contact! QSL?
In my opinion it is not a human communication experience. The only purpose is to establish that two amateur radio stations (not operators) were able to exchange a verified minimal exchange of station call signs and minimal report data such as location code and signal strength. I have yet to see the operator name included in the exchange.
The human effort amounts to a mouse-click on a call sign on the video screen and then lean back to watch and wait.
Ha! Just kidding. I am only as old as I want to believe.
I was thinking of an aniversary coming up next year. Fifty years as an amateur radio operator and station owner. It about time I do something Extra. To me that means qualify for the Extra Class amateur radio ticket. It's only a 50 question exam these days.
My computer interest is turning back to the small microchip processor such as the Parallax products. Writing small computer code and having total control what it does has always been one of my best life experiences. From the very early days of my computer experience, this is what is most enjoyable.
I don’t get as much enjoyment from running just a store-bought application. I enjoy using the computer but the MOST enjoyment is seeing you own thought processes being executed. Tweaking the basic code to do exactly what is personally desired.
A new video card was added to the system. The onboard (built-in) video has been used since day one. It was and can do everything needed as far as a station computer. But I share the computer with my 8 year old granddaughter when she visits and she (and I) play Minecraft with it.