Registration Keys to be Applied to Winlink Express
Registration Key Price Reduction
20 May, 2016--Important announcement about several planned changes in the Winlink system:
In an upcoming release, RMS Express will be renamed Winlink Express to better reflect its function. To prevent disruption with current installations, the default installation folder will continue to be C:\RMS Express\, and the parameters file will continue to be called RMS Express.ini. No changes will be required by existing users. Simply update your software next week
Unregistered Winlink Express users will be asked to purchase a Winlink Express registration key for each callsign. If you use the same callsign on multiple installations of Winlink Express, you can enter the same registration key on each instance. You pay only once for each callsign.
If you've already paid for a WINMOR TNC registration key, your WINMOR registration key will work with Winlink Express. Purchasing another key is NOT needed.
Registration is NOT required: You can always use Winlink Express with full functionality without purchasing a key. However, if you don't enter a registration key, Winlink Express will display a popup reminder screen asking you to please register. Although not technically a donation, the purchase of a registration key supports the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation and the Winlink system. You should consult with your tax advisor whether the purchase is tax-deductible for you.
On release of Winlink Express, the price for both WINMOR TNC or Winlink Express registration keys will be reduced. The new price will be $24.00 per callsign. If organizations want to register more than 17 callsigns, special pricing applies. Contact the system administrator for help with group registrations.
Worldwide, the Hybrid system has had much success, both off and on the ham bands. The only place in the entire world that we had restricted the radio-only process without human intervention was in the United States even though it is legal here via Part 97.221. We restricted radio-only with expectations of there being more digital space in the US than was currently available.
If you use Winlink, or correspond regularly with someone who does, please donate to ARSFI. By giving $25 each year you will do your part to keep this important system running. Donations are tax-deductible by US federal taxpayers. A donation is always the best way to say "thank you" to Winlink volunteers!
The Winlink radio email system and software are built, maintained and supported entirely by volunteers.
Victor D. Poor, W5SSM (SK)
Rick Muething, KN6KB
Lee Inman, K0QED
Phil Sherrod, W4PHS
John Wiseman, G8BPQ
Steve Waterman, K4CJX
Tom Lafleur, KA6IQA
Lor Kutchins, W3QA
Neil Hughes, VE1YZ
Don Trotter, VE1DTR
Phil Sutherland, VK6KPS
Scott Miller, K6SKM
Mike Burton, XE2/N6KZB
Kevin Hedgepeth, NB7O
Tom Whiteside, N5TW
Gerhard Kmet, OE3ZK
Michael Kastelic, OE1MCU
Don Moore, KM0R
The entire Winlink system is dedicated to the volunteer Gateway Station Sysops who support and run the thousand-plus stations around the world. Without them, Winlink would not exist. Be sure to write with generous thanks to the sysops who provide your service (RMSCALLSIGN@winlink.org).
Volunteers attend daily to the Winlink web site, e-mail groups, tutorial groups, nets, user registrations, access rights, RMS servers, catalog and bulletin updates, and much more. The Winlink Team also receives generous technical input and contributions from authors and developers. We thank the following outstanding contributors for their dependable, invaluable and prominent services and superior work products. Bravo!
Don Felgenhauer, K7BFL
David W. Barrow III, N9UNR
Bud Thompson, N0IA
Ron Knaggs, N1GYX (SK)
Rick Frost, K4REF
Bill Kuechler, N9ACQ
The 2000-2017 Platinum Club Gateway Sysops on-air in 2000, and on-air today!
Martin Spreng, HB9AK
Grady Williams, K6IXA
Eric Simmons, KB6YNO
California Yacht Club Radio Amateur Group, K6CYC, and Eric Oistad, KF6DZT
Jerry Curry, KL7EDK
Joel Michello, KQ4ET
Rudi Wendrinsky, OE4RYC (SK) Operated RMS OE4XBU
John Burke, W7BO
San Diego Yacht Club Amateur Radio Group, W6IM, and Rod McLennan, W6MWB