Site News

Version 1.4.3

  • Improvements to UI on some pages
  • Added new breadcrumb module to better handle navigation / SEO 
  • Improved graph layouts and render speed. 
  • Added support for git tags to generate version numbers
  • General code cleanup
  • Added support for WSJTX direct logging without the need for additional software.
  • added additional solar data elements.
  • improved breadcrumb module to permit post category detection, blog and software now navigate correctly.

Version 1.4.4

  • Added mapping support using Open Streetmap displaying contacts made to date.

Version 1.4.5

  • upgraded to npm 16 ( latest stable release ) this improves site performance now.
  • fixed issue with npm build for production, this means now css and other important assets are now minified correctly.
  • minor syntax updates

Version 1.4.6

  • moved admin template to node 16 and improved workflow.
  • improved and fixed bugs in front end menu system, this now operates correctly
  • fixed mobile drop down menus ( BR032 ) menus now operate correctly issue as css media query problem.
  • improved menu and image render performance.
  • added new features to hamqth query system.

Version 1.4.6

  • Core improvements 
  • Upgrade Laravel to 8.6
  • Removed unwanted code
  • Added admin notifications ( real-time ) 
  • Code Cleanup with CallBook module.

Version 1.4.7

  • New wsjtx adif file unloader, this permits you to upload and process the WSJTX adif logfile for processing, this operates as a back-end job and adds new contacts to the database.
  • improved MacLogger DX unloader
  • Improved UDP Server
  • added supervisor configuration to run background queues
  • MacLogger DX import now runs using a queue
  • added logbook search to find existing stations worked.


  • Enable band to be edited via backend ( complete ) 
  • add call lookup to backend
  • add new section for development of WSJTX
  • enable drag and drop of images on blog posts.
  • add meta data to blog posts to enhance SEO.
  • add header images to blog posts categories.
  • add images menu entry with galley of images
  • add ability for blog posts to host a gallery.
  • add a new image transition to auto convert images to webp.
  • code clean up to reduce or remove any hard coding.
  • add downloads section
  • add forum and forum style posts with similar features to Lotus Notes & Domino ( replicator ).
  • add pagination to all front end pages where needed.
  • add data created or updated and author to blog posts.


We are aware of the following issues

  • BR032 menu on mobile not operating as expected needs investigation. (FIXED)
  • there is an issue when the callsign look up server hamqth is not available this causes the udp server to crash and not recover need to improve error handling. ( FIXED )
  • fixed issue with no breadcrumb on about menu selection
  • error in log re breadcrumb generation
  • error when no flag is found.
  • paginate blog

General Notes

  • Fully activated staging area so that new software developments can be tested prior to release
  • deployment scripts updated to prevent starting background tasks when deploying to staging area.
  • we have also installed the opcache to further enhance PHP stack this is now performing very well.
  • switched caching to redis as opposed to memcached.

Future Versions

Version 1.4.8

  • Forum
  • Front End Notifications
  • Front End Login for Admins