K6TU.NET propagation as a service
- Why a web service?
- Why isn't the service free?
- How long is the free trial?
- What are the free features?
Automating the production of large scale predictions isn't straight forward. K6TU.NET uses a wide range of software tools to generate propagation predictions. Many of these tools are difficult to get working in a Windows environment. I built K6TU.NET to make it quick and easy for Hams to develop their own predictions without a large investment in time, software and the learning curve of VOACAP.
Generating large scale predictions requires a lot of computation and generates a high volume of graphical data. Although computer power has become inexpensive, neither it, the electricity to run it or the bandwidth to access it are free. I host K6TU.NET on a cloud server to provide reliability and fast access - this enables me to keep the cost down for subscribers. I have a list of new features that I will add - I would also like to hear about your ideas for new capabilities. The subscription price for K6TU.NET is comparable to many other Ham subscription services and I hope you find it useful!
The free trial is 30 days. During this time you have full access to all the features of the service. At the end of the trial period you may continue to use the free features.
K6TU.NET provides On-Demand features. These allow predictions to be made for a single band/hour with your configured transmit and receive configuratons. As a registered user, you have access to these features without needing a subscription.