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WA9PIE-2 DX Cluster Moves to a New Home


The WA9PIE-2 DX Cluster has moved to a new, hosted environment in the Google Cloud — WA9PIE-2 on Port 8000. The move followed a disk/storage failure at the former host, which destroyed files and data, causing a few weeks’ outage and an unsuccessful recovery.

WA9PIE-2 was rebuilt from scratch, and as of August 9, the system has been rebuilt in the Google Cloud. WA9PIE said it’s on faster hardware that is able to scale up along with usage. The environment is limited only by the amount of computing power in the Google Cloud.

WA9PIE-2 is directly connected to cluster nodes around the world, where more than 80 percent of the world's DX spots originate. This eliminates the need to maintain multiple telnet sessions.

WA9PIE-2 does not filter spots; users can apply their own filtering by band, mode, or region. The WA9PIE-2 cluster has also automated the update for DXSpider, the AD1C country and prefix data, the FCC database, Keplerian data, and other databases to stay up to date. All are welcome to connect.