VHF

VARA FM Version 4.01 Released

VARA Speed Levels

We are pleased to announce that Jose Alberto Nieto Ros EA5HVK has released VARA FM version 4.01 as of 1700UTC November 28, 2020. Highlights of this release are:

  • The addition of a digipeater capability to extend the effective range similar to AX.25 Packet but without collision protection. Up to two digipeaters are supported.
  • Significantly improved weak signal operation through the addition of a lower data rate speed level.
  • Improvements for operation with inexpensive HT radios and through voice repeaters.
  • Various performance enhancements.
  • VARA FM callsign sign display displays station IDs currently using the channel
  • New Ping feature showing VU readings and Signal to Noise Ratios

*** NOTE*** Version 4.01 is NOT compatible with previous VARA FM releases. Transition to the new version should be managed locally.

Download version 4.01 here.

Speeds shown in the table above will be dependent upon your sound card interface, RF levels, proper calibration, direct connect and/or number of digipeaters used.

Please post questions to the Winlink Programs Group as needed. Several beta testers who are present there will try to help during the day.

--The Winlink Team

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