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Winlink on a Pi April 11

posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:27 PM by Brian Lawler
My friend Basil, N7NIX, will be our speaker at the next General Meeting of the MBARC. This will be Tuesday, April 11, at 7 PM in the large meeting room at the Ferndale Library. He will be talking about WINLINK and show us how this can be implemented on a Raspberry Pi.

RMS (Radio Mail Server) provides a way for us to send email over RF with amateur radio. Most of the software used to do this has been Windows based. Basil is one of the authors of PACKLINK-UNIX, which allows us to interact with the Winlink 2000 radio email system with our Linux computers. Basil is also one of the programmers on the Northwest Digital Radio team. You will find his APRS nodes on your Xastir screen. Look for them on Lopez Island.

His talk will be one week before our Digital Group's next meeting. This meeting is open to everyone, so help us get the word out to other ham radio groups in our area.

 I hope you all can join us for his presentation and then we can follow up with more discussion at our own meeting a week later. If you have, or plan to have, a UDRC board, you won't want to miss this one.