It's a shame we couldn't get things up ready for you. It looked like we may be able to do that but the DB server started running poorly. That indicates several things, lots of work taking place in the host's datacenter, hardware issues with server/switch fabric or another user is bashing the server (the way we do!) My reticence in making external changes to something which is suddenly performing different to usual is based on years of trying to not to break things more than they are broken. Anyway, all of a sudden the DB performance was back to usual and I was happy to push the updates.
Maybe we'll get a chance to work you should you return for the contest next year. It may still be unactivated at that point although some of the UK activators who work for companies providing services on Ascension (and we can guess what they are!) are trying to get a quick work posting there so they can add ZD8 to their regions / associations activated lists!
Given the DB was behaving, I pushed a big JA update last night. Andrew VK3ARR and Toru JH0CJH know exactly how many new summits there are in the update. JA5/JA6/JA8 updates will come next year. I was going to get the OE update in place as well but the source data decided to hide itself from me. That's now visible so, hopefully, tonight for OE to complete the December updates.