After many years of service, the original Florida NXCore server has gone offline for the last time. We had planned to keep it running until the end of June, but it had been showing signs of imminent failure. Over the weekend, it transferred its last byte.
Before that happened, we had already completed the migration of all active talkgroups and reflectors over to the new Icom server. As a result, the outage will not be noticed by any of our users. If you have a repeater or reflector that needs to be connected to the new server, please contact KD4ACG as soon as possible, and we’ll get you all set up.
The loss of the server also means the loss of our Kenwood server for the time being. Since it only supplied one talkgroup, which was itself inactive, we are not going to move that server just yet. This loss will not affect any talkgroups that Kenwood repeater owners are receiving from other servers. This also does not affect any reflectors, since all those use the Icom protocol for linking.
As the old system fades into the sunset, we want to acknowledge the efforts of its original owner, Ralph, W4ORL. When he unexpectedly became a silent key in 2018, a group of NXDN users “adopted” the server, and continue its service to the NXDN community. We are grateful for the work he started, and proud to continue his legacy.