In January 2021 I re-hosted the K6TU.NET (Propagation as a Service) site to a new platform.
Those users who had an active subscription at the time of the migration (January 14th, 2021) had all their content (locations, predictions, etc.) migrated to the new site.
Accounts without an active subscription were not migrated and do not exist on the new site. If you are in this category, please register for an account with your callsign and email address using the link on the front page. All new accounts receive free access to all the site capabilities for a 30 day trial period. After the trial period is over, you can continue to access the on-demand predictions as well as the terrain profile service without a subscription.
Access to full predictions and other advanced capabilities of the site require a subscription. All subscriptions require manual renewal after 12 months – K6TU.NET does not store any payment information and won’t renew your subscription automatically.
If you had an account on the old site and have a lot of content which you had created, please contact me directly if you would like the content migrated. Migration services require you subscribe to the service on the new site.
Why a “new” platform?
I created the original site in 2012 with a set of technology choices that seemed reasonable at the time – the core platform of K6TU.NET is a Content-Management System which holds the different content items like locations, predictions, station configurations etc. as well as the relationships between them. Based on my earlier work as one of the admins of WSPRNET.org created by Bruce W1BW, I chose Drupal version 7 as the CMS.
The choices stood the test of time well until 2019 when Drupal 8 was released and the end-of-life for Drupal 7 was announced. Unlike prior major revisions to Drupal, version 8 abandoned backward compatibility and required a complete re-implementation. Even as I considered migration to Drupal 8, Drupal 9 was released (largely uncooked!).
Faced with a re-implementation, I chose to bite the bullet and migrate to WordPress as the new CMS choice. Although a different learning curve, the resulting site is far stronger and makes it much easier to add new capabilities.
Thank you for supporting K6TU.NET over the years!