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Non-conforming Gateways

The following gateway stations are running out-of-date software as of Monday, October 6. Soon we will discontinue server support for the old methods of station reporting that these stations use. As a consequence, they will appear to 'disappear' from the system as reported by the maps and lists on this web site, by third-party reporting tools and web sites, and within client software channel lists. This list is a snapshot. A current list is available at this link.

We are attempting to contact the sysops of these stations. Most are running third-party gateway software. If you know the sysops of these stations, please inform them of their non-conforming status. All they need to do to continue to operate normally is to update to the latest version of their software.

Thanks,
Winlink Development Team

A1VRF-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
AE6EQ-7 RMS Packet 2.1.19.0
AGA4CC RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
AJ4GR-10 BPQ32 6.0.7.2
DA5UDI RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
DB0LJ-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
EI3RCW-10 RMS Gateway 2.1.0.0
EI7IG-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
I0OJJ-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
I4VAM-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
IQ3VQ-15 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
IW2OHX-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
IW8PGT-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
IZ1XBB RMS Trimode 1.2.4.0
K4SRC-10 BPQ32 6.0.7.1
K5KRK-10 RMS Packet 2.1.18.0
K5YX-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
K7CVO-10 RMS Packet 2.1.19.0
K7LL-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
K9QV-10 BPQ32 6.0.5.4
KA9LCF-10 BPQ32 6.0.5.1
KB3KOW-10 BPQ32 6.0.7.1
KB9UNX-10 RMS Packet 2.1.19.0
KC0YEJ-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
KC7SOY-10 RMS Packet 2.1.18.0
KC9S-10 BPQ32 6.0.7.1
KC9SPX-10 BPQ32 6.0.3.1
KD4QIT-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
KD5MKV-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
KE5ISM-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
KE6RHV-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
KF4ATP-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
KF7FIT-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
KF9NU-10 BPQ32 6.0.3.1
KG6HSQ-10 BPQ32 6.0.7.1
KG6HSQ-13 BPQ32 6.0.7.1
KI4HDU-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
KJ4RUS-10 RMS Relay 3.0.18.0
KJ6QIN-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
KL7EDK-10 RMS Packet 2.1.19.0
LZ3CB RMS Trimode 1.2.2.0
N0QBJ RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
N1OBU-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
N1URO-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
N3KNT-11 RMS Packet 2.1.18.0
N4ATA-10 BPQ32 6.0.5.1
N4GD-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
N4GMT-10 RMS Packet 2.1.19.0
N4PLZ-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
N7JN-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
N7NIX-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
N8GFO-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
NNG9PL RMS Packet 2.1.13.0
NS7C-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
OK2KOJ-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
ON0BT-10 RMS Packet 2.1.19.0
PA1TGI-10 RMS Packet 2.1.14.0
PD0HRY RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
PI8HGL-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
PJ2A RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
PY2ZEN-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
S56IPS RMS Trimode 1.2.4.0
VA3BAL-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE2PKT-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE3HSV-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE3LNZ-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE3MCH-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE3MUS-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE3PKG RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE6GPS-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE6HM-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE7DID RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
VE7GAU-10 RMS Relay 3.0.18.2
VE7GN BPQ32 6.0.7.1
VE7TEL-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
W3CB-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
W4BGH-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
W4BOT-10 RMS Packet 2.1.18.0
W4JML-10 BPQ32 6.0.5.15
W5KAV BPQ32 6.0.6.1
W5KAV-10 BPQ32 6.0.6.1
W5SEG BPQ32 6.0.7.1
W5SEG-10 BPQ32 6.0.7.1
W6GSW-10 BPQ32 6.0.7.1
W7BO-10 RMS Packet 2.1.16.0
W7JSC-10 RMS Packet 2.1.10.0
W7PLK-10 RMS Packet 2.1.18.0
W9HDG-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
WA7V-10 RMS Gateway 2.2.0.0
WE4NC-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0
WF7W RMS Relay 3.0.17.0
WF7W-10 RMS Packet 2.1.19.0
YN1BBS-10 RMS Gateway 2.3.0.0

All Gateway Sysops: Attention!

Soon (in a week, two at most) CMS support for gateway programs using UDP or TCP access to winlink.org for Sysop, Version, or Channel information will be discontinued. Security concerns and efficiencies have prompted us to revise the databases and access methods used. Gateway developers have been involved in this transition for several months. All you need to do is insure you are using the current version of the software. You can see the current versions by visiting the winlink web site and selecting the "Tools" menu item - then "Gateway Program Versions". If your gateway is listed in the list at the left you are not using the current version and need to update.

This notice only applies to Winlink gateway programs like RMS Trimode, RMS Packet, RMS Relay, RMS Gateway, etc. It does not apply to user/client programs like Airmail, Paclink or RMS Express (although, you should keep these programs up to date as well). At this time a new version of RMS Gateway hasn't been released, but the author tells me it will be released soon.

Failure to upgrade to the current version of your gateway software will not cause it to stop working. However, it will impact the information you see on the web site and the frequency listings others see in their client programs (Airmail, RMS Express, etc.). And you will be operating counter to your agreement to abide by the system's sysop guidelines.

Thanks for your attention to this important change.

Lee K0QED
Winlink Development Team

Mexican Amateurs Support Winlink for Emergency Communications

XE2/N6KZB tests XE2BNC Gateway.

A three year program to fund Winlink gateways was completed this week with the installation of XE1CRG.

Mexico is a diverse country where HF communications plays a role in disaster recoveries and during emergencies. While Mexico's infrastructure is complete and modern, there are areas where Internet connectivity does not exists. And so Mexican amateurs who provide support to local Protection Civil offices and other agencies have had a history of using HF voice.

We conducted a demonstration for officials In 2011 of various HF data modes. Mr. Pinilla XE1VP, from the University of Mexico was impressed with the portable Winlink HF station and easy delivery to internet-based email recipients. This started a planning and funding process to install 4 complete Winlink gateways.

To date four systems at a cost of $20,000.00 have been established at reliable sites with local area support.

XE2BNC Tijuana
XE1VP Toluca
XE2EOS Chiapas
XE1CRG Guanajuato

Each system is configured with the Icom 7200 with an SCS Dragon Pactor modem. The sites are secure with local battery back-up. All gateways run Pactor and WINMOR 1600. The sites also have packet radio ports for training and local use.

Since Mexico is allowed auto-forwarding and Pactor 4 operation, all the gateways participate in the Winlink Hybrid Network, offering radio-only message transport in the event of internet failure, and MPS (Message Pickup Station) delivery. One site near the Guatemalan border, XE2EOS, looses internet connectivity from time-to-time but with HF auto-forwarding email continues to reliably flow.

This commitment by Mexico's small amateur community is also supported by F.M.R.E., (Mexico's ARRL), http://www.fmre.org.mx. Technical and financial support has come from many local amateurs: XE2SI XE2GF XE1RZ XE2EOS XE1BRX.

Winlink has proven reliable and robust for the remote email and peer messaging needs in Mexico. These systems are open to the worldwide amateur community and are actively exercised by US amateurs and many foreign visiting boaters and voyagers on the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The comfort level for officials for emergencies provided by these gateways is a testament to the dedication and hard work of
many, to include the Winlink Development Team.

--Mike Burton, XE2/N6KZB

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