I hope everyone who used the internet linking facility on the repeater managed some good contacts yesterday!
Unfortunatley, due to some inappropriate operating practice this morning (Wednesday 1st January), the internet linking has temporarily been turned off. The reason for this is that we can (and have) been been blocked from many remote nodes when this poor practice occurs. Often these blocks remain permanent, preventing users who use the facility correctly from being able to enjoy the linking to its fullest extent.
The linking will be turned back on in due course, but not until some security measures have been installed on the node. These measures were in place before the node was rebuilt. I had rather hoped it wouldn’t be necessary to have to install them on the new PC. Sadly, that appears not to be the case.
Best regards, Mark, G4EID.