Short Videos Help New And Experienced Operators

To help Winlink's newbies overcome software fright when operating Winlink Express for the first time, San Diego, California ARES created a series of 24 short videos to help newcomers find the right button to click in the Express software menus. The topics of the short videos range in difficulty from simple, such as sending a Winlink email to a Gmail account, to challenging, such as using software tools to locate a neighbor operating in the vicinity.

The 24 videos range in length from one to five minutes and cover the tasks that a deployed operator might be expected to accomplish in the field.

The video content gives operators experience sending messages with and without attachments. For example, ICS Forms become .xml attachments for transmission; however, the Radiogram and Race Tracker templates re-format data but do not result in an outgoing attachment. The videos demonstrate sending both types of messages.

The videos provide tips for creating neatly-formatted, automatically-generated ICS Form 309 Comm Logs which are impressive documents to turn over to a Served Agency as soon as an exercise concludes.

The San Diego ARES Winlink video playlist is open to the public and is located at:

. . . Rob

New Video "How-To's"

Rick Frost, K4REF, is churning out the video tutorials. These new items are now available in the Book of Knowledge:

  • Using RMSLinkTest.exe to check connectivity
  • Using the Picture Editor in RMS Express
  • Viewing HF Propagation Forecasts in RMS Express
  • Set the Squelch in WINMOR TNC

Check them out! Go to the Book of Knowledge.

Updated Video Tutorial from K4REF

Early last year Rick Frost, K4REF, contributed an excellent video series for new Winlink users. Today, we present his updated productions for 2014. This is worth your time, and is of a quality in content and presentation far above most of what you'll find if you search the web. Thanks, Rick!

You can watch the videos right from our knowledge bank, here.

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