Northern Utah WebSDR
sdrutah.org


Why is the connectivity to the Northern Utah Websdr changing?

Since it first came online, the Northern Utah WebSDR has been connected via three wireless hops using a (semi) local ISP.  Unfortunately, the connectivity to via this ISP has recently become unreliable at times.  Being that the Northern Utah WebSDR's site is in a very rural area, it is difficult and awkward to get a good Internet connection to this system - and there are a lot of "moving parts" in doing so.

What is happening:

To maintain reliable connectivity long-term we will be switching to a new ISP (Internet Service Provider) in the near future - this transition to occur in the middle to late part of July.  For various reasons we will also have to change the URL:  The "utahsdr.org" (and "utahsdr.com") domains are being replaced with "sdrutah.org" - at least for the time-being.

The Northern Utah WebSDR has not been hacked!


Please understand that the need to redirect the WebSDR pages to this new web location (e.g. hostname) IS NOT an indication of the WebSDR system having been hacked - this redirection is completely intentional and is intended to smooth the transition as much as possible.  We wish we could have avoided this kludge while making this change, but it just didn't work out that way.

What will change:

While the new ISP should improve connectivity, there will be a slight downside:  The current ISP has provided individual IP addresses for the servers - but this will probably not be the case in the future as port-forwarding will be required.  This is one of the reasons that the new landing page is set up - both to help users find the "new" URL and to allow us to redirect them automatically to the new ISP when the change is made.

Possible outages before/during the change:

Because of the work that will need to be done, there will be a period - perhaps several days - where the Northern Utah WebSDR will be down.  The exact timing of the transition to the new ISP is currently unknown due to U.S. holidays, the ISP's priorities and availability of time, but it is expected to be completed by mid July.

It is also possible that the connectivity to the Northern Utah WebSDR via the current ISP will be completely lost prior to the change - but if you have updated your bookmarks, you will automatically be directed to the right place once the change has been made.  If/when the Northern Utah WebSDR itself goes offline, this information page will be kept up-to-date with news.

Our commitment to the amateur radio community:

Because it is considered to be a valuable resource for the Amateur Radio community, we have a number of volunteers who are donating time and money to keep this system on the air - now and in the future - and we are doing our very best to make sure that it will be here in the years to come!
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