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[Update] Morse Code site back up!

Update – April 9th 10pm MT, The morse code generator should be back up and running again, please let me know if there are any issues.
Simon, AA9PW

As many of you have noticed the online morse code generator was down, then back up briefly and now is not working again. My hosting company moved the AA9PW site from one server to another and some of the necessary code libraries required for the morse code generator were not present on the new server.

The morse code generator does have a few ‘non-standard’ moving parts behind the scenes to generate the audio file and convert it to an MP3 file that works on the web and when they move servers this does tend to cause issues. I know what needs to be reinstalled and will be working with the hosting company to get this fixed over the next few days.

Thank you for your patience while I work this out.

Simon, AA9PW

Latest General license pool available & other updates

The General license pool for exams between July 1st 2019 and June 30th 2023 is now available on the new site. I’ve named it ‘General 2019+’ for now, I will take down the old general pool tomorrow so that folks are only using the correct pool for current exams. My apologies for taking such a long time to update the questions.

Screenshot of the new General license pool test prep page on AA9PW.com
Screenshot of the General license test prep page´╗┐

The updated site has been live for the past 6+ months and appears to be working pretty well. I am likely to sunset the current test prep scripts (that you access from the menu on the top right hand side of aa9pw.com). This will allow me to retire some of the venerable perl scripts that I’ve been using, simplify my hosting environments and enable me to focus on improving the functionality on the main site.

Some other updates to the site:

  • Fixed some payment issues so you should be able to upgrade to the custom tests and results tracking again.
  • Added back the User Voice feedback widget that had been missing (the lightbulb icon in the bottom right corner of each page)

Please let me know how things go and if there are any issues!

Best, Simon, AA9PW.

Site Updates

Hi there! I had a few issues on the AA9PW.com site but I’m using the opportunity to update a few things and I’m working to get things back up and running as quickly as I can.

The practice tests are up and running (see the links on the right hand side). I’m still working on the morse code practice page which is giving me a little more of a challenge but I hope to get that resolved shortly.

Please bear with me as I reassemble the rest of the pieces!

Many thanks. Simon, AA9PW