Recent Updates

We’ve added a few new pages to the site that you might want to investigate.

The Section Manager’s newsletter for September, 2020 can be found on the Resources menu drop-down list.

Radiograms Made Simple is a basic tutorial on the ARRL Radiogram form.

Dan, K7REX, has produced a series of videos about Winlink and other topics.

Both of these pages can be found on the Public Service dropdown menu. Also, the links to the list of Illinois Traffic Nets and to the Illinois Sideband Net web page have been moved to the Nets menu dropdown.

We will be continuing to add more resources. Check the menus for new items.

New HF Gateway – NC9IL

ATTENTION WINLINK EXPRESS HF OPERATORS

NC9IL is now an HF Gateway on 3592.5 kHz (CF) providing ARDOP and VARA service. Please use NC9IL and send performance reports to: K9LJB; WB9QPM; W9DSR (Winlink)

Join the P2P Winlink Slack Group

The purpose of this Slack group is very simply a meeting place for Hams who have Winlink Peer-to-Peer message handling capabilities (or those who would like to). It’s also a Peer-to-Peer group. Everyone has an equal opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions as to what this group will become. The idea is to make it feasible for Hams to move message traffic expeditiously on a state, regional or nationwide basis in the event of a disaster which may include a collapse of the primary communications grid as we know it (cell service, internet, repeaters, etc.).

We have been experimenting with P2P after our ARES Sunday Net for several months, and now is the time to put what we’ve learned into practice. If you’re familiar with Slack, you should feel right at home.

You can share your thoughts on what you’d like this site to provide. For starters, we’re building a database for you to locate a station in another city or state that you will be able to call on to handle P2P messaging going forward. You can create a communications project and post schedules(i.e.: band, frequency, time information) as desired. And if you need, or can provide training, please post that in the training channel.

If you’re interested in participating, please sign in with your ARRL netemail address on the P2PWinlink Slack Channel. (If you don’t have an ARRL.net email account, please send your preferred email to: WØLEN@arrl.net).