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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).