Suggestion: smaller historical files

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Suggestion: smaller historical files


this is about the monthly historical files: in 2008 it may have been true that "file sizes range from 1-20MB", as the download page suggests, but thanks to WSPR having become popular over the years, the monthly files weigh in at around 2GB these days.

It has been nearly impossible for me to download those files, and even when I succeded, I found out that my computer was unable to open them.

A separate log for each band would seem ideal, but I suspect it may be easier to modify the script that controls the log file creation process with an eye on getting shorter time intervals rather than getting the data separated by band, and in that case a good choice might be a 3 day interval, which would yield files of about 200k in size.

Tks & 73