District 5 ARES – WinLink Information

Some useful information on using Winlink in the Virginia Beach / Chesapeake area. Winlink Website: https://winlink.org/ Winlink User Login: https://winlink.org/user WinLink Downloads: https://downloads.winlink.org/User%20Programs/ WinLink Wedensday’s: https://winlinkwednesday.net/ Download WinLink Express: https://www.winlink.org/WinlinkExpress   Chesapeake Location: WinLink Vara FM Peer to Peer node on Wednesdays on 145.550 A local user (Blair Gillam – Read More …

Norfolk Harbor Run, Nov 23rd & 24th Events

Local Upcoming Public Service Events (November) Virginia Beach is hosting 2 Events: Chartway Norfolk Harbor Run, Nov 23rd  (Saturday) is the 5K/Kids 1K and on the 24th (Sunday) is the 1/2 Marathon and 10K Race. They need about 25 Radio Operators to cover different positions They need at least 12  people Read More …

Surprising explanation of Amateur Radio from a non-amateur

Linus is a very technical guy in Canada who does some excellent tech videos.  Was surprised to see he did a spot on ham radio.  Overall, very positive and good explanation of amateur radio. Some explanations are little too simplistic,  but to see someone who isn’t into ham radio (as Read More …

EMCOMM MTG 3/10/18

CARES will be having our monthly EMCOMM Meeting this Saturday (3/10/18) starting at 9:00am at the CARS Clubhouse. Steve Nowak (KE8YN) will be demonstrating how to setup and install WinLink and how to operate the software to send and receive traffic and forms. He will also be demonstrating the ARES software for Read More …