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/
A local user (Frank Stapanowich) has shared information on a local Va Beach Digipeater.
- The KN4DUF-10 Winlink Gateway has been upgraded to the latest version of VARA FM 4. This version offers the following improvements:
** The addition of a digipeater capability to extend the effective range similar to AX.25 Packet but without collision protection. Up to two digipeaters are supported.
** Significantly improved weak signal operation through the addition of a lower data rate speed level.
** Improvements for operation with inexpensive HT radios and through voice repeaters.
** Various performance enhancements.
** VARA FM callsign sign display displays station IDs currently using the channel
**New Ping feature showing VU readings and Signal to Noise Ratios
- New version can be downloaded at https://rosmodem.wordpress.com/
There are several user/setup guides available at this web site.
*** Important: Version 4 is not backwards compatible with version 3. You must upgrade to version 4 if you are trying to connect to a gateway running version 4. ***
As always, there is a free low speed license and a fast paid license available. There is no additional license fee for upgrades to version 4 if you already have a paid version.
Please test Both VARA FM and VHF packet ports on this gateway as much as possible. Frequency is 145.090 MHz.
- Advise me of any problems at email@example.com
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