Unscheduled downtime for XLX740

Unscheduled downtime from 28 JUN 2018 20:00 EDT to 29 JUN 2018 08:00EDT

The datacenter that XLX740 is located in suffered from a cascading HVAC failure, forcing administrators to shut down many servers in the affected sections to prevent loss of hardware due to overheating. Unfortunately, the server that hosts XLX740 was one of the servers needed to be powered down.

As of 08:00 EDT, services have been restored and reporting healthy. New backup snapshots have been taken, and no further issues have been reported.

Thank you for your patience!

73 de KC1AWV

XLX Multi Protocol Reflector Gateway

I would like to announce the creation of XLX740! XLX is a multi-protocol reflector for D-Star networks. I also intend on supporting D-Star <-> DMR transcoding in the future, once I can purchase the requisite AMBE hardware. I will probably have to house the transcoder at home as well, since the XLX740 reflector is actually located in a co-located data center in Chicago.

Right now, Module A is slated for transcoding. Module B is used for Scheduled Nets – usually ARES nets, but there’s no reason that another net couldn’t be scheduled that doesn’t conflict with anyone else. Module C will be used for ARES Drills and Events. Module D is used for D-Star testing. Module E is used for DMR testing. Module F is used for International Peering (reflectors on reflectors!) with other XLX peers. Module F is for general ragchew, which will also have transcoding enabled. Modules G-Z are for future use.

Please feel free to connect at any time, and have a chat or just sit back and listen in! If you want to link your XLX reflector with XLX740, please contact me at kc1awv@arrl.net and let me know.

If you want more detailed instructions on how to connect to XLX740, I have a page there that can help. You can read more here.