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  1. #1
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    Default Winlink users please read

    Hello,
    I suppose among the forumites there is a number of people using Winlink / email via amateur bands ssb radio.
    Please take a minute to read the Winlink development team plea for help in a petition to the FCC (the US regulatory body for telecomms). There is the risk that regulations might lead to the whole US hams not participting any more in Winlink, given their involvment this might well mean the whole disappearance of the system.
    Details here
    https://winlink.org/FCC_Action

    More directly, apply here
    https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/fili...seminated,DESC
    Left column, top box, click "+Express", write your name and press enter to make the field become yellow, then in the comment box "I endorse the ARSFI position". That s all.

    thanks
    r
    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: Winlink users please read

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    Hello,
    I suppose among the forumites there is a number of people using Winlink / email via amateur bands ssb radio.
    Please take a minute to read the Winlink development team plea for help in a petition to the FCC (the US regulatory body for telecomms). There is the risk that regulations might lead to the whole US hams not participting any more in Winlink, given their involvment this might well mean the whole disappearance of the system.
    Details here
    https://winlink.org/FCC_Action

    More directly, apply here
    https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/fili...seminated,DESC
    Left column, top box, click "+Express", write your name and press enter to make the field become yellow, then in the comment box "I endorse the ARSFI position". That s all.

    thanks
    r
    Sent.

    Well done for posting the info, it would be a great loss if winlink went down, not just for sailors, maybe more so for the vital role it plays in disaster relief when all normal comms is down. Fingers crossed this won't come to anything.

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    Default Re: Winlink users please read

    Not out of the woods yet unfortunately..

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/20...adio_spectrum/

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    Default Re: Winlink users please read

    Is one of the issues the USA resisting the use of pactor by advising all modes must use open source software which is freely available. Many Winlink stations operate on pactor as well as the slower Winlink software defined TNC and Pactor is a propriety system.

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    Default Re: Winlink users please read

    Looks like winlink are making anefort anyway, 21 days messages from US stations available online..
    https://winlink.org/content/us_amate...message_viewer

    Might help, but if it doesn't.......

    Is it possible to get the LRC without spending a load of money and having to be in the uk for a few days to do the course, which I'm guessing will be well below the technical level of advanced ham.

    Suspect i know the answer already.

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