August 27th 2021 -- Change of WSPRNet URLs - Fix for broken maps.

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August 27th 2021 -- Change of WSPRNet URLs - Fix for broken maps.

Today we changed the way WSPRNet works to enable future hardware changes that will provide better redundancy in the event of server outages. In short, the spot handling and the rest of the WSPRNet features have been divided into two different domains. This has had some short-term issues that we believe are resolved.

However, the Google Maps API Key fix may no longer work IF you have a restriction under HTTP Referrers.

If this is you, then the following steps should help:

1. Go to https://console.cloud.google.com/apis/credentials
2. Select the Project you created for your Map API Keys
3. On the left side, click on "Credentials"
4. Click on the API Key you set on your WSPRNet Account under "API Keys".
5. In here you will see the referrer which you can delete or edit. In either case, make sure the old one is gone and the new one is:

*.wsprnet.org/*

What this does is ensure your API only works with the WSPRNet website, so it's an additional safeguard.

Hopefully, you'll be back in business.

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