The vk2bv.org web site has been migrated to a new AWS instance to provide better performance as the original instance type simply wasn’t adequately resourced. The new instance is already proving more capable and performant.
If there are any issues please email me at jason AT ball.net and I’ll get onto it ASAP.
A quick post to remind people that there is a variety of club merchandise available on Cafe Press. I’ll add a merchandise page to the web site just as soon as I find a cafe press plugin that actually works, in the meantime wander over, have a look, and buy something knowing a little of that purchase comes back to the club.
The WARS home page should be significantly faster now as I’ve just switched enabled Amazon Cloudfront for all media files, this provides a very fast front end cache (aka CDN – Content Distribution Network) taking the load off the (small) server we have hosting the web site.
Hopefully this will also help with the occasional ‘stalls’ we are getting due to the current t1.micro instance, which will continue until I migrate the pages to a reserved instance.
If anybody experiences any issues with this, please let me know.
The Vk2BV Annual Auction will take place on July 4th 2015.
This event contains plenty of Radio & Electronic goods for sale. It is open to all to buy or sell whether a club member or not. You should find everything you want to know about the auction on this page, but if you have a query, send an email as below.
In our experience the best sellers are low to medium priced useful bits of equipment, components or vintage items of collector interest. Non-working computers and associated components as well as domestic equipment such as TVs or VCRs will no longer be sold due to lack of buyer interest. Apart from the auction itself there is the popular low value item trash & treasure stand.