Out of Lockdown, Back to Work

Following many clubs coming out of lockdown, I have been really busy, not only having attended a number of LEFARS field events, but also re-engaging with a number of clubs with my RSGB RR12 hat on.

Working on the Bookstall at both the Huntingdon Radio Rally and the Cambridge repeater Rallies in September was a welcome return to some sort of normality with many people taking advantage of the Rallies to get out and about.

In addition, a physical visit to Braintree and District Radio Amateur Society (BADARS) was a welcome outing and an on-meeting with Cambridge and District Amateur Radio Club, kept me busy answering questions on a number of subjects.

Still to come in October I have a physical meeting with Sudbury and District Radio Amateurs (SAnDRA) and an on-line meeting with Thurrock Acorns.

I am currently enjoying my tenure as RR12 for the RSGB. Hopefully my enthusiasm for the hobby, honesty and willingness to help will demonstrate that the RSGB is there to support everyone in the hobby and to give a great service to it’s members.

Now, only if I had some time to play radio!!

SSL Woes sorted!

I was alarmed after some people that log into my repeater dashboard via this site said that there was an SSL issue with it.

Fortunately for my Repeater website, I host that on my own dedicated web servers that are run by my own company F.O.I.T Ltd or Farm Out IT! Sorting SSL’s for that site is a doddle, but this site pre-dates that site and is still hosted on 1and1 Ionos.

A quick phone call to Ionos and a bit of whinging later and they sorted it.. But I have to say that their SSL application process was as clear as mud, and their own help pages were returning a 500 error and were unavailable!

Anyway, they sorted it now, so all is well and good until December when the SSL will require renewing!