Greetings, So recently i have been polishing off my Go kit. I saw a couple videos and have the itch to try Winlink so i can add it to my list of things my go bag can do. Now I have had no other experience with digital modes of radio but I have a Yaesu FT-857d that is certainly capable of all the data modes. So my research took me to what i might need to start experimenting with Winlink. This is where I started to get confused. I noticed that if i use a program like AGWPE i wont need a TNC however this application says i have no sound card available (Motherboard's sound card is what i use to play sound on this laptop). I got my information about setting up AGWPE from here: http://www.twarc.org/departments/digital-modes/agwpe---free-version/agwpe-freeware By my research this is what i do have that i will need: -Radio capable of Digital (check) -Downloaded AGWPE (Check) -Downloaded Winlink express (check) -Cables to connect sound card to radio (they look like auxiliary cables if that's all i need then I have them) Can anyone give tips maybe tell me if I am doing something wrong? Is there something else I need I did not mention? Can I not use the motherboard sound card on AGWPE?