For most of my life, two of my interests have been back-country canoeing and camping, and Amateur Radio. I often combined these two activities, carrying QRP radios on canoe trips. Starting off with the Heathkit HW 8, then the Argonaut 509, followed by the SCG2020, and now the Yaesu FT-817ND (or Elecraft KX3 if weight is not too important). The last three years I have added PACTOR capabiity--without too much weight penalty using a small 8” Win8 Tablet, and an end-fed resonant antenna covering 40m, 20m & 10m. No need for an antenna tuner.
A new app for sysops is open on the Winlink web site, www.winlink.org. Once
logged in, look for the Sysop's Message Monitor in your user menu in
the left column. Clicking the link will list all the messages flowing
through your gateway(s), allowing you to read them and review
attachments. Only gateway-authorized sysops may access the app.
This web application replaces the desktop application called Sysop (or RMS) Message
Manager. If it is installed on your computer, you should uninstall it.
Gateway station sysops should regularly monitor the messages their stations
handle because they bear responsibility for transmitting legally permitted
content, according to the local rules governing your radio operations. If
you find your station has sent or received prohibited message content,
follow the suggested actions in the app page.
Thanks for your generous participation and contributions to the system.
Happy New Year!
Gateway Sysops will find the program "RMS Activity Reporter" is now available as an app on the web. To use it, log in and navigate to it using the user menu you see in the left column. The current desktop program (version 184.108.40.206) is the last one, is now deprecated, and has been removed from distribution. Our aim is to simplify your lives. Utility programs that require server connections like this might as well be web apps, and we can save you disk space and maintenance headaches by moving them to the web.
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 ([email protected]).
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