E-Mail Over HF With ARDOP Winlink

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  1. K0PIR

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    See how to download, install, setup, send and receive e-mail using Winlink Express.


    I have used ARDOP with my ICOM 7610, ICOM 7300 and my little QRP Transceiver (Elecraft KX2). So, in case of a Internet outage in your area, using Winlink Express, you will be able to send email over HF. Not to mention VHF and UHF if you have that capability in your shack.

    See The full article here.
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  2. N1MHD

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    I watched your YouTube this weekend, set up an account, configured the software and my IC-7300, and successfully and reliably was sending email via HF. Thank you for taking the time to put together the video, Rich, much appreciated.

    73 de N1MHD
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  3. K0PIR

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    Thank you so much for commenting and letting me know. That’s great! Best 73 and good DX!
  4. W1YW

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    Pardon me for asking, but I don't know the answer at this level, and am wondering whether this re-transmission is legal. Certainly commercial 'spam' re-transmission is not.Your comments appreciated.

    Chip W1YW
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  5. K0PIR

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    Hi Chip, thanks for watching and commenting. The short answer is this is just like any other digital mode and passing radio traffic. RTTY, BPSK, SSTV, CW, etc. On SSB nets you’ll hear hams passing traffic in the form of a radiogram. We can send radiograms with Winlink too. Not to mention weather reports and other things. I encourage you to visit the link in the original post and Winlink.org. There are many uses for this.

    I hope that helps.

    Be safe and 73!
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2020
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  6. KY5U

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    Good video, good content, minimum on camera time (good), no "uyh uh uh" all good. Good content knowledge. Moved really slow, perhaps a rehearsal or two.... Worth the time to watch.
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  7. KG5THG

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    Winlink is great for sending text sms messages also. As those are short, it goes pretty good if prop is in your favor to a working relay.
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  8. N4EGA

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    Awesome. Would love to see more ham making use of WinLink.
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  9. K0UO

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    You can go to just about any Marine HF radio shop South of the US border and in parts of Europe and Asia, they'll set you up on this great email service, which cost nothing compared to the satellite.
    One place I know of in Panama will even get you a fake amateur license call to use, and in Mexico they lease you their call license which is perfectly legal. At this time in Mexico that's about the only way to get a amateur call
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  10. N1LZF

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    Thanks there Rich.
    I tried that mode and tweaked my settings and it works great. Thanks, Mike N1LZF
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