SP DX Contest 2021 is coming on April 3, 2021
We would like to invite you to participate in the SP DX Contest this weekend (starts April 3 2021 1500 UTC, ends Saturday April 4 1459 UTC).
This contest has a long history, with the first contest held in 1933.
This is the biggest operating event of the year in Poland with typically over 1000 SP stations on the air on both CW and SSB. For some, it is a competitive event, for others it is a chance to make a QSO with old friends. And for others yet, it is their only contest experience of the year and an opportunity to be seen and heard and to have fun.
The success of this contest depends on the participation of DX stations like you, whether you are a veteran contester or just enjoy making casual contacts and giving SP stations an opportunity to work DX. It does not matter how much time you can spend and how many QSOs you can make, we would like to see you in our logs!
Please visit https://spdxcontest.pzk.org.pl/2021/
2021 SP DX Contest Committee
SP5ELA main log on-line
♣New project 2018 beta: https://log.rf.pl/sp5ela-beta-2018/
♣New project 2018: https://log.rf.pl/sp5ela-2018/
The new log design was created in cooperation with Spike SP9NJ, a capable php programmer. The log has been improved by the ADIF numbering of DXCC entities, country names and country flags. The QSO confirmation columns were also separated into "classic" and LoTW.
♣Old project (2008-2018): https://log.rf.pl/sp5ela/
This project is based on scripts written by Richard SQ9MDD. The last version of the log script was dated 2008. I adopted these scripts at the end of 2008 with some modifications to my own needs. In 2017, these scripts were modified again with the participation of Jacek SQ5BPF. 105.3K QSO search time is 4 seconds.
My logs are on two servers - the SP5ELA / SP5PBE standalone club server and the second high-power commercial server. In both cases of on-line logs, the input script data is exported from the logging program (eg. Logger32) in the ADIF standard (text file). My main log contains over 109,000 records and has several dozen Mb. The QSO search time in the log is about 1 second. Good score!
In order to maintain the high standard of operation of the portal, I bought ALPHASSL's SSL/TLS certificate for the next 2 years through the GlobalSign distributor.
The SP5ELA /SP5PBE HP-server. HP Proliant N40L Microserver Project.
PHOTOS OF HP N40L server - password: public
Those who know what computers are, they know what this toy is for. This server is a compromise of computing power / resources and power economics. It has a hardware RAID and bay for 4 3.5 "SATA drives. RAID provides data storage security. The project assumes an analysis of the use of MikroServer as a workstation, file server (file backup), router, NAS, etc. Work on starting next elements is underway on OPENBSD system.
The cost of initiating the project of the new HP Proliant MicroServer G7 N40Lw server with RAID1 version is about $500. The project was financed with the own funds of club members. IT work was done by the members of the club: Zbyszek SP5DXM, Zygi SP5ELA, Jacek SQ5BPF. The project envisages maintaining the server installation for a period of 5 years. The total cost of the project is about $2000 PLN.
Taken from HP's N40L Spec Sheet. CPU Details enriched from Wikipedia AMD Turion, CPU Worldand AMD.
CPU AMD Turion II Neo N40L (1.5 Ghz) K625
Champlain (45nm), L2 Cache: 2 × 1 MB; FPU Width: 128-bit
Bus speed 200 MHz, HT Clock: 1600 MHz, Multiplier: 7.5x
TDP: 15 W; Socket ASB2; Official CPU Release: May 12, 2010
Chipset AMD RS785E/SB820M
RAM PC3-10600E Unbuffered DDR3 ECC @ 800MHz
Documented max: 2x4GB; Actual tested: 2x8GB non-ECC
1x2GB ECC included (N40L)
Graphics Onboard AMD HD4200 VGA: 128MB, 1920x1200 @ 60hz
PCIe 2.0 16x @16x port for dedicated graphics
Storage SATA Gen2: 4x internal bay, 1x internal/ODD, 1x eSATA rear
1.5 Gbps (stock); max 3.0Gbps (modified BIOS)
SATA Hardware RAID modes: 0, 1, JBOD, 10.
4x 3.5" internal non-hot-plug drive enclosure bays
1x 5.25" internal ODD quick release bay
(SATA ESP hot-plugging can be enabled with modified BIOS)
NIC Onboard NC107i PCI Express Gigabit 10/100/1000
Peripheral Ports 1x PCIe 2.0 16x @16x
1x PCIe 2.0 1x (+ 1x PCIe 4x for Remote Access Card)
Low profile cards only
USB 2.0: 7 total (2 rear, 4 front, 1 internal)
Sound Onboard HD Audio, no sound output
Requires HDMI audio capable graphics card
Power 150W (non-redundant)