Winlink

Attention All Winlink Users!

On Sunday, July 16th from 15:00 UTC until 17:00 UTC (two hours) the Winlink development team will be testing a new central messaging server (CMS) system.

This test requires no action on your part, other than to use the system as you normally would during the period. However, if you use it during this period, potential impacts could include:

  • Temporary system outage (unlikely)
  • Messages from a winlink account to another winlink account that are not retrieved by the addressee before the end of the testing period will be lost. Mail to Internet (SMTP) accounts as well as mail from Internet accounts will not be impacted.
  • Mail from Internet accounts may be duplicated (received a second time) after the testing period.
  • Changes made to account settings (password, forwarding address, sysop details, etc.) during the test period will be lost.

With these impacts in mind, we hope you help us by using the system during this period.

Thanks.
Winlink Development Team

Staying Connected At Sea

Tom and Nancy (KK4HZA) Zydler cruise aboard their Mason 44, Frances B. Tom's article, "Staying Connected at Sea," describes how they use their Pactor modem and HF SSB radio to connect to the internet for email and weather. It's published by Cruising World Magazine, and you can read it online here.

Field Day: Send 11 Winlink Messages for 200 Points

If you want to optimize your Field day score, consider sending 10 messages from your site via RF for 100 points. Then, receive your ARRL Section Manager's Field Day message via email over a Winlink link, for another 100 points. See the Field Day rules for all the info.

To make things easy, Winlink operators have set up a database of Field Day site stations that will exchange messages with you. Check out the Winlink forums in the support area and search for 'Field Day".

UPDATE: Josh, WA7FPV, is managing the list here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=15ZdZMRe6rLoqv_TeOWk88toz1eC2qV_EfYR1_y...

Note: If you are a Google user, you may need to open the above URL in an incognito window. If you are prompted for credentials or you get a message saying you don't have access... use an incognito window. The above URL is a read-only link to the Google sheet that stores all the response data - it does not require any password or special permissions to access.

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