Last night [26-MAr-2016 @0422z] I had made my 20M CW QSO – they had the best signal into the SF Bay Area yet – booming, and Vadym was as good as any operator as I have heard on any DXpedition. When I did not see my QSO – I alerted the team, and after finding out that the laptop they were on was connected to only a couple other laptops but not all – we decided to simply swap it out. We are looking into what caused it – but it seems that it is the laptop itself – because after swapping the bad one out – everything started working just fine. And we had over planned and have 5 backup laptops. I will report back what the team wants me to do about this support wise, but I recommend if you had made any QSO and it doesn’t show up – for any reason – do what I am doing – working them again until it shows on DXA. I feel your pain!
I also have one of the exact same laptops sitting on my operating desk where I can follow along with any problems that they might have. This was by design.
Chalk this one up to Murphys Law – the team knows to simply stop when their N1MM+ laptop is not not connected to all computers in the N1MM+ Network – this will prevent any more of this from happening. This was NOT a DXA issue – but bad laptop – or so it seems.
Spit Bay – the plans are still to activate Spit Bay – but we obviously need to get Atlas Cove humming with at least all 4 “cylinders” firing, and get our QSO’s and rate up. We are all working hard to do just that.
We hope you like the job the Support Team is doing – please let us know. We are forwarding any tickets where we get thoughtful suggestions and recommendations for the team – and we are adjusting where we can to try to prevent more “bumps in the road”.
I see we just hit 10,000 QSO’s – and we will work hard to get crackin’ . . .
73, Rich KY6R