JOTA and Winlink from Mexico

Scouts were introduced to Winlink operations from FMRE, (Mexico's ARRL like organization), headquarters in Mexico City.
It was very successful according to Edgar Davila XE1YED station manager. Children like and understand computers and email, a great introduction that can lead to other aspects of amateur radio. Connections via Winmor 1600 and Pactor to gateways in Mexico on 40 meters.

Good job also to XE1BST Pedro who operated portable to provide the conversation from the field and who had many Scouts in attendance at his location.

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From: On Oct 24, 2017, at 12:06 PM, "Joaquín Solana XE1R - IARU R2

During the weekend of the international event JOTA 2017, the headquarters of the Federación Mexicana de Radioexperimentadores, A.C. received 4 groups from different provinces of Mexico City. Special mention should be made of the presence of Scout National Chief Jose Luis Cárdenas and the Vice President, Federico Ortiz as well as members of the ASMAC National Board of Directors.

Within the activities carried out by the Scouts in the Federation, they were communicated using different bands in SSB, it is worth mentioning that they also made communications in digital modes such as FT8, PSK31, JT65 as well as the electronic mail service by HF called Winlink, with great acceptance among the participants.

For the traffic between Scouts, the special callsign for the JOTA event, 4A0ASM was used, which also used the National Scout Chief to give a message to the different provinces in México.

Source: FMRE/XE2O.
Colage Photo: Diego Varela C. XE1YDC, Heber Palafox.

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Scout Sophia, operates Winlink for JOTA 2017
XE1BST field operations
XE1LM FMRE Hdqs
Winlink Linkomatic