Winlink Basic Operation Workshop - Online!

Winlink Live Presentation Schedule

Oliver Dully, K6OLI, is presenting a Winlink Basic Operation Workshop in multiple online sessions via ZOOM. It's well underway, but the good news is that each session is recorded and available for streaming or downloading. Here are the details:

Topic: WK2 - Winlink Basic Operation Workshop
Speaker: Oliver Dully, K6OLI
View Video: https://vimeo.com/443288476
Download Video: https://vimeo.com/user107547861/download/443288476/1281494e61
Link to the video collection: https://vimeo.com/user107547861

Join SEC-ARES https://groups.io/g/SEC-ARES for future Zoom presentation announcements. This same group has ongoing ARES discussions that your welcome to participate in. You will need to include your name and call sign.

Feature Article: Filling the USGS 'Donut Hole'

By Adam Davidson, W9ASH

On July 2nd , shortly before midnight local time in Hawaii, a dozen Amateur radio operators did something nobody had ever done before, something that shows the best in amateur radio and could herald a transformation in the role Hams can play in emergencies. They felt an earthquake and sent detailed reports that were immediately used by the United States Geological Survey to assess the magnitude and damage done by this latest tremblor. Their reports used a special email program, Winlink Express, that operates through high frequency radio even when normal communication channels are down.
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WINMOR is Deprecated

10 July 2020 -- The Board of Directors of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation voted in a recent virtual meeting to deprecate the WINMOR HF mode in the Winlink system. The protocol was introduced by its author Rick Muething, KN6KB, at the 2008 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference in Chicago. It was the first popular 'sound card' radio mode to offer an alternative to HF hardware modems for bulk digital transport. Rick moved on by developing the Amateur Radio Digital Open Protocol (ARDOP), which was introduced in 2015 as a replacement to WINMOR with superior speed, robustness, and multiple bandwidth options. Nevertheless, until recently, WINMOR remained popular for learning and experimentation while other more robust and better-performing new modes became the workhorses of Winlink message transport.

The Winlink Team now devotes its resources to other projects and will drop support for WINMOR on the Winlink system. Other modes offer the same advantages with superior performance.

We request all HF RMS gateway sysops still offering WINMOR to remove it in favor of ARDOP, VARA HF and Pactor 3 or 4, where permitted by local rules. In an upcoming release WINMOR will be removed from Winlink Team software, making way for better, speedier, more robust and modern HF digital modes. WINMOR had a good, long and productive run.

--The ARSFI Board of Directors
--The Winlink Development Team

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