Wildcard Wednesday Map from 3/15/23
As promised, here is the map that was generated by Winlink Express using the Winlink Check In forms that were submitted. There were 27 check ins for the week but there doesn’t seem to be that many markers on the map. I must have some more learning to do myself and experimenting with filters. There are no labels on the image but I can tell you that while interacting with the map on the program, I can hover over a marker and get all the information from the form to appear. Thanks to all for participating in this exercise. I’d…
Getting Started With Winlink
This month for the Wildcard Wednesday check in, I linked a playlist of YouTube videos published by the San Diego ARES. These short videos are great at explaining some of the basics to new users of Winlink. Please check them out. All credit goes to San Diego ARES. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-7mirT-kjfs84FQzLr-qv066Kl94rtYM
December 2022 Schedule
During the month of December, the net is going to be on “cruise control”. This means you can still check in on Wednesdays if you like and I will acknowledge your message but I will not be sending reminders or wrap ups. I hope everyone is able to enjoy the holiday season in each their own way. I look forward to seeing everyone on the log in 2023!
Saved Forms and Favorite Template Creation
This week we will learn how to create a saved, preloaded form for checking in to the net. We will also learn how to create a favorite template to quickly access templates that we frequently use. To create a saved form, start a new message and open a template as you normally would (ICS 213). Fill out the form with all the required information but leave out the time and date. You will enter that each time you load the saved form. Click Save INITIAL data on the lower left. You will be prompted to rename the form to whatever…
Net Check In Details for 6/29/2022
There is an extra Wednesday this month and that makes this an unscheduled net check in. This week, please report your field day activities if you participated. If you did not participate in field day, you can check in with the standard check in message.
Wildcard Wednesday – 5/17/2022
Scenario: A 7.2 earthquake has occurred off the coast of Eureka causing major damage to local infrastructure. Landslides have severed internet connections and knocked out cell towers. Communication systems are down. Your neighbor knowing you are a ham radio operator has come to you. They want to let their family out of the area know that they are ok but they cant make any calls or send any emails and have asked if you could help them.Your neighbor John Smith asked if you could send a message to his daughter Jane Smith and let them know that even though he…
“Wildcard Wednesday” Check – In Details *3/16/22*
For this weeks check in assignment, send a standard check in message to KN6CEI. I also request that you check and update your contacts list in Winlink and make sure everyone you have is up to date as well as adding new emergency email contacts (preferably email addresses outside of Winlink) to your list. We will be using these contacts you add in an upcoming net to keep your whitelist updated and make sure you can communicate with your emergency contacts for times of need.
This is a great video by OH8STN on using Vara for peer-to-peer Winlink. Enjoy!
Holiday Net Schedule 2021
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! With the holiday season approaching I am going to put this net on cruise control until after the new year. What does this mean? It means that this message will serve as your Winlink assignment for this week and all of December. I will not be sending out weekly assignment reminders all December. Please continue to check in on Wednesdays by using standard check in format or a form of your choice. Use this time to check in new ways (new forms, new bands). It’s your choice! I will still acknowledge your check in each week by…
Humboldt Winlink Wednesday Text Message Drill – 9/22/2021
Here is this weeks exercise: Practice sending text messages to your own cell phone. If you do not use text messaging, you can send a message to my cell phone using the address in my example your received in this weeks Winlink message. I will reply back to you confirming receipt. The second part of the exercise is talking with you emergency contacts and finding out what cell providers they have and getting the address recorded either in your Winlink contacts or with pen and paper. It is up to you if you want to send messages to them to…