Re: Winlink Wednesday
John Hill - KF5VO
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Welcome to Winlink!
First, I would recommend reading the Winlink Wednesday web page here: https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home
The net is a wonderful way to get involved with Winlink because it gives you someone to send e-mails to, and someone to send them back.
If you're reading this message, that means you already have an internet connection, and you already said you're a ham. That's all you need to get involve in the net. The intent is to learn the Winlink software as well as your radio station setup. If your radio station isn't set-up for Winlink, you can still use a Telnet session, which I believe may be what you're referring to about "not necessarily directly through Ham Radio".
For Radio sessions, you don't necessarily need a TNC. You can use a sound card device such as Signalink. Some of the HF radios have a sound card built in. If so, you can use that with a Winmor session. We have quite a few people checking into the net through HF gateways. If there are no VHF gateways near you, then HF would be one of the directions you can go. If there are VHF gateway nodes near you, then you can use a sound card device with VHF/UHF.
Hope to see you check in this coming Wednesday.