Re: Winlink Wednesday

John Hill - KF5VO

It's that time once again for Winlink Wednesday!

Here in the United States, our next major holiday coming up is Thanksgiving. As our Canadian friends know, the holiday of Thanksgiving in Canada (Canadian Thanksgiving) is celebrated on the second Monday of October, which this year would have been October 12th. Why was the second Monday of October chosen? Let me know in the comments of this week's check-in. I'm also interested to know if the answer I have matches the answers of our Canadian friends that check in.

Other instructions:

Use the same template when checking in.  As a reminder, to use the template, when the New Message screen is opened, click on the menu items Select Template --> Standard Templates --> GENERAL Forms --> Winlink Check In.txt.

Make sure in the Send To box to put my call sign, KF5VO.

In the location box, put the name of your city/town, and which gateway you're connecting through (if known).

In the body of the message, place the following information seperated by a tab. Include the info between the stars below. This is how the information is sent if you are using the Winlink form. It makes it much easier for me to tally the results. I have a script that tallies the check-ins, and it looks for the information below, between the strings "TAB Delimited:" and "Semicolon Delimited:"


TAB Delimited:
title (or blank)<tab>date time <tab> call sign <tab> call sign <tab> location <tab> GPS Coordinates (or blank) <tab> Grid Square <tab> ham band <tab> session type <tab> Comments (please do not put tabs or line spaces in the comments)

Semicolon Delimited:

Happy Winlinking!

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