News

Moving Ahead

I want to thank everyone that participated and gave feedback on the idea of DMRTexas being more of a wiki-style website over WordPress. I think we have reached the limit of what a couple of people can handle in the WordPress style, and so moving forward, it will allow us to be more flexible.

I am working on copying over the repeater information and hope that does not take more than a couple/few weeks to finish. The response on the poll and the messages sent to me direct were encouraging about our future.

Thank you again to everyone that helped with feedback.

-Chris, KD5HIY

Status Page Update

I received a notice from UptimeRobot that they will no longer support custom status pages on free accounts after May 5th, 2021. I am well below the 50 free monitors and do not need to pay for a Pro account since none of the monitors I have are critical.

If you have a direct link to the old page https://status.dmrtexas.net, change that to /status and that will redirect you to the same page without the pretty URL. The status tab above has already been updated to the new link and given a 301 redirect, which means it is permanent.

See the announcement below if you are interested in the details.

Dear UptimeRobot user,

We’re seeing an unprecedented number of Status pages created each week and it’s starting to cause some problems. Therefore we have decided to support custom linked domain Status pages to PRO plan users only.

The main reason is the huge load on our systems and the issuance and renewal of SSL certificates hitting several 3rd party service rate limits while slowing down the process of activating new Status pages significantly.

We still want to offer a lot of useful free services to our community and users, but we need to focus on quality and reliability too.

It’s OK, UptimeRobot, I ain’t mad at you. You are offering a great free service, so…

I hope to hear you on the air.

– Chris, KD5HIY