May 08 2008

Finally a new look!

Published by at 1:50 am under News

They said it would never happen but I have finally got around to updating the site to bring it kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. Granted, some of the HTML from 1996 is still here at the moment but over time that too will fade away. I am using WordPress to manage the web pages, the exam and morse code generation is still done by the old perl scripts. Eventually I’ll upgrade these too but for now its going to be nice just to have the site looking more respectable.

At the same time as changing the site’s organization I’ve also moved web hosting companies. This will probably result in some weirdness sooner or later but hopefully everything still works as before. If you have any thoughts on the new layout or notice any bugs, please let me know.

Now its far easier to add content than it was before with good old Dreamweaver I will endeavor to add new content and keep things more up to date. I probably need to get myself up to date first – Ham radio is moving very fast in this internet era and I’m pretty certain I am way behind the curve. Ahh well, it will give me something to do in my spare time!

Cheers! Simon, AA9PW

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Finally a new look!”

  1. Mel GOFOHon 14 May 2008 at 7:34 am

    Simon

    I have been using the morse program for some time but since Ive installed a new computer havent been able to download it through Real Player.

    If you can give me any advice at the moment I am missing the practice session.

    Regards

    Mel G0FOH

  2. Simonon 15 May 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Mel,

    I’m not quite sure what might be the problem here. Certainly the audio file format hasn’t changed on this end so it seems like it might be something on your new machine. I wonder if RealPlayer is configured to recognize .au files automatically on your computer? This help page http://home.real.com/product/help/r1p_v2g/en/MM_Media_Formats.htm would suggest that RealPlayer should work. Perhaps down load one of the .au files to your computer, open real player and then open the .au file directly – this would at least confirm that it should work if configured correctly.

    Another thought – Is your browser configured to fire up RealPlayer or some other windows audio player? You may need to go in and tweak these settings an point .au files to RealPlayer in order to solve the problem.

    Let me know how you get on!

    Best, Simon, AA9PW/G1SNT

  3. Matt (N1ZYY)on 21 May 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Wow, looks great. I’ve visited the ‘old site’ many times before over the years, and have to say the new layout looks great!

    Not sure how else to get in touch with you, but I wanted to report a problem with question G7A15 — it seems like two sets of answers got mashed together!

    Anyway, thanks for providing such a valuable resource!

    73,
    Matt, N1ZYY

  4. Simonon 21 May 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Matt – Thanks for pointing out the problem with G7A15, it had got mixed up with G7A16 but I have it all sorted out now. I’m glad you like the new look – it was long overdue!

    73, Simon AA9PW.

  5. Kingon 30 Jun 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Hi, Simon! I just wanted to say thanks again for all the support you have provided over the years to me and to others. I have passed Amateur Extra and Commercial exams due to your site and truly believe you have exhibited the very finest example of service to the amateur radio community. Best of luck with your new site and hope it is worth all the hard work. Best regards and 73, King KK5LU

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