Date   
Tower Safety, each of us wether ground crew or Tower climber need to wake up and do our part for Safety

Steven Lott Smith KG5VK
 

We can start by watching this excellent video
on why we need to be safer at what we love
and the right tools and even more so the right attitude.

Click here to watch the Video

Come back here and add your thoughts
If you don't climb do you support those of us that do with a safe attitude?
Or do you laugh because we refrain from climbing a tower that is not worth our life AND yours

Belts are not safe, A climbing Harness is a minimum

This past 12 months we lost Four fellow amateurs to tower climbing accidents that could have been prevented

Ground crews carry the weight of those loses

Education is only one key.

73
Steve
KG5VK

Re: Winlink Wednesday

John Hill - KF5VO
 

This is a two-for message today, so it is a bit long.


I got an e-mail  on my non-Winlink address from a ham that asked why they were not included on the check-in list. I looked through all my messages and could not find his call sign in any of the Winlink mailboxes I have set up. I asked if the message was in his Outbox instead of his Sent Items box. He sent a screen shot along with the Winlink message attached. With that message, there is a Message Id. I went to the Winlink web site and logged into my account. There on the splash page after logging in, there is a menu item on the left called "US Amateur Radio Message View". Going to the Viewer page, I changed the Filter Type drop-down box to "Message Id" and pasted the vale into the "Search for:" window. No results came back, which meant that message did not go through the Winlink mail servers. I then changed the Filter Type to "Gateway" and put the call sign of the RMS Gateway Node that was in the attached message. The most recent message that was sent from that gateway node was about a month and a half old. So, went to QRZ.com and put in the call sign of the gateway and got the e-mail address of the ham whose call sign belongs to the gateway. One quick e-mail to that gateway operator, with screen shots of the errors, and the gateway owner was able to determine the issue with his gateway. He fixed it, and I got quite a few Winlink messages from that gateway.

The point here is, if you think there might be issues with messages going out, please reach out to the gateway operator. More than likely, they will want to fix the issue and will be grateful that it was pointed out. This is a big part of the reason we have the Winlink Wednesday net, so that we know systems (ours and the gateways we connect to) are working for when we REALLY need them to be working. If you think I could be of help, I always put my non-Winlink e-mail address in the CC field when sending out Winlink messages.

Also, please do not send screen-shots using your Winlink account. Use regular non-Winlink e-mail to do that.

********************************

For the comments, tell me about your favorite memory of Christmas as a child.

Remember, check-ins start officially at 12:00 am on Wednesday. Otherwise,  I may have to come up with a different name for the net.

Other instructions:

Use the "Winlink Check In" 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. If you do not find the template, you may have an older version of the templates. You can find the download from the Winlink.org web site. The instructions are in the ReadMe.txt file from the download site.

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).

IF YOU ARE USING SOMETHING OTHER THAN WINLINK TO CHECK IN:
In the body of the message, place the following information separated by a tab. 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.

date time <tab> call sign <tab> call sign <tab> location <tab> ham band <tab> session type


Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

Re: Winlink Wednesday

John Hill - KF5VO
 

This week's check-in will be a two part. I will send instructions to part two on Friday morning. Those instructions will only go out to those who check-in on Wednesday.

'Tis the season to spend time with friends and family, so the comment will be along those lines. For this week in the comments, tell me (in two or three sentences) about the worst house guest you've ever had.

Remember, check-ins start officially at 12:00 am on Wednesday. Otherwise,  I may have to come up with a different name for the net.

Other instructions:

Use the "Winlink Check In" 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. If you do not find the template, you may have an older version of the templates. You can find the download from the Winlink.org web site. The instructions are in the ReadMe.txt file from the download site.

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).

IF YOU ARE USING SOMETHING OTHER THAN WINLINK TO CHECK IN:
In the body of the message, place the following information separated by a tab. 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.

date time <tab> call sign <tab> call sign <tab> location <tab> ham band <tab> session type


Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

Re: Winlink Wednesday

Steven Lott Smith KG5VK
 

Thanks Aaron

Yes, BitLy does come in handy at times :)

Steve
KG5VK
Tele 318-470-9806
ARRL NTX Section Manager 
Please note: My Out Going Email address is LottsPhoto@...
KG5VK@... is forwarded to my Gmail address



On Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 5:27 PM Aaron Hulett | K8AMH <ahulett@...> wrote:

During last evening’s Denton County ARES net I mentioned Winlink Wednesdays and gave the web page URL over the air, which was lengthy. I’ve shortened it using the Bitly service and you’re all welcome to use this if helpful: http://bit.ly/winlinkwednesday

 

73,

Aaron | K8AMH

 

 

A person posing for the camera

Description automatically generated

Aaron Hulett  |  K8AMH

 

Section Traffic Manager

ARRL North Texas Section

 

P: 469 630 2528

E: k8amh@...

 

PO Box 479

Little Elm TX 75068-0479

 

www.arrlntx.org

 

      

 

 

 

 

From: section@arrlntx.groups.io <section@arrlntx.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Hill - KF5VO
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 12:20
To: section@arrlntx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] Winlink Wednesday

 

Thank you all for checking in! And welcome to all the new check-ins for this week.

The question this week was:
What is your favorite dish for Thanksgiving. And, do you have any favorite traditions?

As always, I did enjoy reading the responses. I've very hungry right now.

Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

I have started a Slack channel for Winlink Wednesday. If you are not familiar with Slack, it is a collaboration tool where you can chat as well as share screens. If you are having issues with Winlink, and for whatever reason you think I could help, then let me know (kf5vo@...) and I can send you a link to the Slack channel. We could do voice chats with screen shares to walk through the process.

Upcoming club presentations:
Feb 11 - McKinney Amateur Radio Club https://mckinneyarc.org/
??? - Bedford Amateur Radio Club https://bedfordarc.org/

If you would like for me to do a presentation for your club, send me an e-mail at KF5VO@...

Re: Winlink Wednesday

Aaron Hulett | K8AMH
 

During last evening’s Denton County ARES net I mentioned Winlink Wednesdays and gave the web page URL over the air, which was lengthy. I’ve shortened it using the Bitly service and you’re all welcome to use this if helpful: http://bit.ly/winlinkwednesday

 

73,

Aaron | K8AMH

 

 

A person posing for the camera

Description automatically generated

Aaron Hulett  |  K8AMH

 

Section Traffic Manager

ARRL North Texas Section

 

P: 469 630 2528

E: k8amh@...

 

PO Box 479

Little Elm TX 75068-0479

 

www.arrlntx.org

 

      

 

 

 

 

From: section@arrlntx.groups.io <section@arrlntx.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Hill - KF5VO
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 12:20
To: section@arrlntx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] Winlink Wednesday

 

Thank you all for checking in! And welcome to all the new check-ins for this week.

The question this week was:
What is your favorite dish for Thanksgiving. And, do you have any favorite traditions?

As always, I did enjoy reading the responses. I've very hungry right now.

Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

I have started a Slack channel for Winlink Wednesday. If you are not familiar with Slack, it is a collaboration tool where you can chat as well as share screens. If you are having issues with Winlink, and for whatever reason you think I could help, then let me know (kf5vo@...) and I can send you a link to the Slack channel. We could do voice chats with screen shares to walk through the process.

Upcoming club presentations:
Feb 11 - McKinney Amateur Radio Club https://mckinneyarc.org/
??? - Bedford Amateur Radio Club https://bedfordarc.org/

If you would like for me to do a presentation for your club, send me an e-mail at KF5VO@...

Re: Winlink Wednesday

John Hill - KF5VO
 

Thank you all for checking in! And welcome to all the new check-ins for this week.

The question this week was:
What is your favorite dish for Thanksgiving. And, do you have any favorite traditions?

As always, I did enjoy reading the responses. I've very hungry right now.

Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

I have started a Slack channel for Winlink Wednesday. If you are not familiar with Slack, it is a collaboration tool where you can chat as well as share screens. If you are having issues with Winlink, and for whatever reason you think I could help, then let me know (kf5vo@...) and I can send you a link to the Slack channel. We could do voice chats with screen shares to walk through the process.

Upcoming club presentations:
Feb 11 - McKinney Amateur Radio Club https://mckinneyarc.org/
??? - Bedford Amateur Radio Club https://bedfordarc.org/

If you would like for me to do a presentation for your club, send me an e-mail at KF5VO@...

Re: Winlink Wednesday

John Hill - KF5VO
 

It's your weekly reminder for Winlink Wednesday!

First, I'd like to mention that I've started a Slack channel for Winlink Wednesday. If you're not familiar with Slack, it's a collaboration tool where you can chat as well as share screens. If you're having issues, and for whatever reason you think I could help, then let me know (kf5vo@...) and I can send you a link to the Slack channel. We could do voice chats with screen shares to walk through the process.

In the Comment box of the Winlink Check-in form for this week, let me know:

What is your favorite dish for Thanksgiving. And, do you have any favorite traditions?


Remember, check-ins start officially at 12:00 am on Wednesday. Otherwise,  I may have to come up with a different name for the net.

Other instructions:

Use the "Winlink Check In" 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. If you do not find the template, you may have an older version of the templates. You can find the download from the Winlink.org web site. The instructions are in the ReadMe.txt file from the download site.

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).

IF YOU ARE USING SOMETHING OTHER THAN WINLINK TO CHECK IN:
In the body of the message, place the following information separated by a tab. 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.

date time <tab> call sign <tab> call sign <tab> location <tab> ham band <tab> session type


Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

Re: Winlink Wednesday

John Hill - KF5VO
 

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.


~John Hill
KF5VO


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] Winlink Wednesday
From: "Ben Parker via Groups.Io" <bdparker1951@...>
Date: Sat, November 16, 2019 9:12 pm
To: <section@arrlntx.groups.io>

Hey John,

I am the Delta County EC and I have been inactive for a while. I retired for a second time in 2017 and recently was contacted by Steve Davoust to help out in our county with Emergency Communications. There are not many active hams in Delta Co. and I feel that just being ready to help out if there I some real emergency might be enhanced by being able to communicate in more than one mode. Back in the late 1980s I was on Packet radio but sold my TNC. I understand there are more ways to access Winlink and not necessarily directly through Ham Radio. 

I have both VHF/UHF and HF capability so if I were to get involved with Winlink initially I wouldn't necessarily need a TNC (correct me if I am wrong). I don't have a tower but I have a 30' pole I am planning on putting a 2M 11 element beam up for 2M SSB this winter.

To keep from rambling too much, what do I need at this point in time do I need to get involved wit Winlink?

Thanks,
Ben Parker, 
Delta County EC
Cooper, Texas



On Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:03:20 AM CST, John Hill - KF5VO <john@...> wrote:


Thank you all for checking in! And welcome to all the new check-ins for this week.

The question this week was:
Who is the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for your area and how do you contact the EC?

As always, I did enjoy reading the responses. If you are a local EC, please read through the attached spreadsheet at the comments, even from people not in your area. There may be info there that could lead to training sessions.

Next week we'll get to that Thanksgiving trivia, unless someone has a better question for me to ask the group.

Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

I have no more presentations coming up regarding Winlink and Winlink Wednesday. If you would like for me to do a presentation for your club, send me an e-mail at KF5VO@...

Re: Winlink Wednesday

Kevin Grantham
 

Depends on your radio or radios.

Generally speaking, you need to get a sound card connected to the radio to support a software modem in your computer. With a single sound card interface you can choose from packet (generally used for VHF and UHF as it’s not robust enough for HF), Winmor, Ardop or VARA.

How to get the sound card connected?

Some radios have a built-in sound card and a USB connection to your computer. Some have a six-pin mini-DIN connector and you can use any of a wide variety of sound cards and a suitable cable.

Some radios have proprietary connectors - if they are widely used radios there may be cable available, or you can make one.

Worst case is having to interface through the microphone and speaker connections.

So, that’s what you need. A Windows PC, some kind of a sound card, cable, and interface to the radio.

Kevin N5KRG
--
73,

Kevin N5KRG

Re: Winlink Wednesday

Ben Parker
 

Hey John,

I am the Delta County EC and I have been inactive for a while. I retired for a second time in 2017 and recently was contacted by Steve Davoust to help out in our county with Emergency Communications. There are not many active hams in Delta Co. and I feel that just being ready to help out if there I some real emergency might be enhanced by being able to communicate in more than one mode. Back in the late 1980s I was on Packet radio but sold my TNC. I understand there are more ways to access Winlink and not necessarily directly through Ham Radio. 

I have both VHF/UHF and HF capability so if I were to get involved with Winlink initially I wouldn't necessarily need a TNC (correct me if I am wrong). I don't have a tower but I have a 30' pole I am planning on putting a 2M 11 element beam up for 2M SSB this winter.

To keep from rambling too much, what do I need at this point in time do I need to get involved wit Winlink?

Thanks,
Ben Parker, 
Delta County EC
Cooper, Texas



On Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:03:20 AM CST, John Hill - KF5VO <john@...> wrote:


Thank you all for checking in! And welcome to all the new check-ins for this week.

The question this week was:
Who is the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for your area and how do you contact the EC?

As always, I did enjoy reading the responses. If you are a local EC, please read through the attached spreadsheet at the comments, even from people not in your area. There may be info there that could lead to training sessions.

Next week we'll get to that Thanksgiving trivia, unless someone has a better question for me to ask the group.

Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

I have no more presentations coming up regarding Winlink and Winlink Wednesday. If you would like for me to do a presentation for your club, send me an e-mail at KF5VO@...

Re: Winlink Wednesday

John Hill - KF5VO
 

Thank you all for checking in! And welcome to all the new check-ins for this week.

The question this week was:
Who is the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for your area and how do you contact the EC?

As always, I did enjoy reading the responses. If you are a local EC, please read through the attached spreadsheet at the comments, even from people not in your area. There may be info there that could lead to training sessions.

Next week we'll get to that Thanksgiving trivia, unless someone has a better question for me to ask the group.

Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

I have no more presentations coming up regarding Winlink and Winlink Wednesday. If you would like for me to do a presentation for your club, send me an e-mail at KF5VO@...

Re: Winlink Wednesday

Ron Ford
 

I have a 7300 and followed the help files and got everything set up with little effort.

Ron KF5OMH

 

From: section@arrlntx.groups.io <section@arrlntx.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard S.
Sent: November 13, 2019 19:06
To: section@arrlntx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] Winlink Wednesday

 

YouTube is your friend.  There are dozens if not hundreds of videos on WinLink / RMS Express.



On Nov 13, 2019, at 7:01 PM, John Hill - KF5VO <john@...> wrote:



My experience is with VHF / UHF. I've documented that in the link (https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home). There might be some info there that you can use as a guide to getting everything working. I do have a IC7300, but I haven't used it with Winlink yet.

 

As far as frequencies, right now we're just connecting to any gateway node. From what I've been told about HF, Winlink will try to pick the best gateway based upon propagation reports.

 

 

 

~John Hill

KF5VO

 

 

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] Winlink Wednesday
From: "Edward McGinley" <
texasfiremedic1432@...>
Date: Wed, November 13, 2019 2:59 pm
To:
section@arrlntx.groups.io

John do you have a tutorial on how to set up winking? I downloaded winlink express and use a IC7300. What frequencies. What is the band plan for winlink?

Ed

 

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 21:45 John Hill - KF5VO <john@...> wrote:

It's that time once again for Winlink Wednesday!

In the Comment box of the Winlink Check-in form for this week, let me know:

Who is the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for your area and how do you contact the EC?


Remember, check-ins start officially at 12:00 am on Wednesday. Otherwise,  I may have to come up with a different name for the net.

Other instructions:

Use the "Winlink Check In" 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. If you do not find the template, you may have an older version of the templates. You can find the download from the
Winlink.org web site. The instructions are in the ReadMe.txt file from the download site.

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).

IF YOU ARE USING SOMETHING OTHER THAN WINLINK TO CHECK IN:
In the body of the message, place the following information separated by a tab. 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.

date time <tab> call sign <tab> call sign <tab> location <tab> ham band <tab> session type


Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page.
https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

Re: Winlink Wednesday

Richard S.
 

YouTube is your friend.  There are dozens if not hundreds of videos on WinLink / RMS Express.


On Nov 13, 2019, at 7:01 PM, John Hill - KF5VO <john@...> wrote:


My experience is with VHF / UHF. I've documented that in the link (https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home). There might be some info there that you can use as a guide to getting everything working. I do have a IC7300, but I haven't used it with Winlink yet.

As far as frequencies, right now we're just connecting to any gateway node. From what I've been told about HF, Winlink will try to pick the best gateway based upon propagation reports.



~John Hill
KF5VO


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] Winlink Wednesday
From: "Edward McGinley" <texasfiremedic1432@...>
Date: Wed, November 13, 2019 2:59 pm
To: section@arrlntx.groups.io

John do you have a tutorial on how to set up winking? I downloaded winlink express and use a IC7300. What frequencies. What is the band plan for winlink?
Ed

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 21:45 John Hill - KF5VO <john@...> wrote:
It's that time once again for Winlink Wednesday!

In the Comment box of the Winlink Check-in form for this week, let me know:

Who is the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for your area and how do you contact the EC?


Remember, check-ins start officially at 12:00 am on Wednesday. Otherwise,  I may have to come up with a different name for the net.

Other instructions:

Use the "Winlink Check In" 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. If you do not find the template, you may have an older version of the templates. You can find the download from the Winlink.org web site. The instructions are in the ReadMe.txt file from the download site.

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).

IF YOU ARE USING SOMETHING OTHER THAN WINLINK TO CHECK IN:
In the body of the message, place the following information separated by a tab. 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.

date time <tab> call sign <tab> call sign <tab> location <tab> ham band <tab> session type


Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

Re: Winlink Wednesday

John Hill - KF5VO
 

My experience is with VHF / UHF. I've documented that in the link (https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home). There might be some info there that you can use as a guide to getting everything working. I do have a IC7300, but I haven't used it with Winlink yet.

As far as frequencies, right now we're just connecting to any gateway node. From what I've been told about HF, Winlink will try to pick the best gateway based upon propagation reports.



~John Hill
KF5VO


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] Winlink Wednesday
From: "Edward McGinley" <texasfiremedic1432@...>
Date: Wed, November 13, 2019 2:59 pm
To: section@arrlntx.groups.io

John do you have a tutorial on how to set up winking? I downloaded winlink express and use a IC7300. What frequencies. What is the band plan for winlink?
Ed

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 21:45 John Hill - KF5VO <john@...> wrote:
It's that time once again for Winlink Wednesday!

In the Comment box of the Winlink Check-in form for this week, let me know:

Who is the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for your area and how do you contact the EC?


Remember, check-ins start officially at 12:00 am on Wednesday. Otherwise,  I may have to come up with a different name for the net.

Other instructions:

Use the "Winlink Check In" 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. If you do not find the template, you may have an older version of the templates. You can find the download from the Winlink.org web site. The instructions are in the ReadMe.txt file from the download site.

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).

IF YOU ARE USING SOMETHING OTHER THAN WINLINK TO CHECK IN:
In the body of the message, place the following information separated by a tab. 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.

date time <tab> call sign <tab> call sign <tab> location <tab> ham band <tab> session type


Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

Re: Winlink Wednesday

Edward McGinley
 

John do you have a tutorial on how to set up winking? I downloaded winlink express and use a IC7300. What frequencies. What is the band plan for winlink?
Ed

On Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 21:45 John Hill - KF5VO <john@...> wrote:
It's that time once again for Winlink Wednesday!

In the Comment box of the Winlink Check-in form for this week, let me know:

Who is the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for your area and how do you contact the EC?


Remember, check-ins start officially at 12:00 am on Wednesday. Otherwise,  I may have to come up with a different name for the net.

Other instructions:

Use the "Winlink Check In" 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. If you do not find the template, you may have an older version of the templates. You can find the download from the Winlink.org web site. The instructions are in the ReadMe.txt file from the download site.

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).

IF YOU ARE USING SOMETHING OTHER THAN WINLINK TO CHECK IN:
In the body of the message, place the following information separated by a tab. 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.

date time <tab> call sign <tab> call sign <tab> location <tab> ham band <tab> session type


Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

Re: ARRL NTX STM Report - October 2019

Aaron Hulett | K8AMH
 

SAR is Station Activity Report, which provides details on how many messages were created, moved, and delivered. PSHR is Public Service Honor Roll and is a way to report public service activities, such as traffic handling, and participation in public service events and emergency responses involving amateur radio. I have more details at https://www.k8amh.com/ntx-traffic-statistics/ as well as a whole bunch of information related to the traffic system at https://www.k8amh.com/nts-training/

 

73,

Aaron | K8AMH

 

From: section@arrlntx.groups.io <section@arrlntx.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Hill - KF5VO
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 08:11
To: section@arrlntx.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ARRLNTX] ARRL NTX STM Report - October 2019

 

For those of us who know little about the traffic system, can you define some of these acronyms? SAR? PSHR?

 

 

 

~John Hill

KF5VO

 

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [ARRLNTX] ARRL NTX STM Report - October 2019
From: "Aaron Hulett | K8AMH" <ahulett@...>
Date: Tue, November 12, 2019 12:10 am
To: "section@arrlntx.groups.io" <section@arrlntx.groups.io>

Good evening,

 

Each month Field Organization Reports are filed with ARRL HQ. This includes the NTX Section Traffic Manager report I send which provides National Traffic System station reports and traffic net details. This information is used for a few reasons, including the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) which is one way ARRL recognizes the valuable public service that radio amateurs provide. You can see a list of recognized stations in each monthly edition of QST – it’s on page 102 in the November 2019 edition.

 

I have a copy of the October report below, and I attached a PDF version in case groups.io/email clients/??? do anything to the formatting. Going forward I plan to share this report here and elsewhere to help provide better transparency into National Traffic System activity in North Texas. I welcome any comments and feedback you may have, as well as any questions about the NTS. And, if you know of an amateur radio club that would find a presentation about the NTS interesting to offer, please do let me know.

 

73,

Aaron | K8AMH

 

 

 

A person posing for the camera Description automatically generated

Aaron Hulett  |  K8AMH

 

Section Traffic Manager

ARRL North Texas Section

 

P: 469 630 2528

 

PO Box 479

Little Elm TX 75068-0479

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.arrlntx.org

Section Traffic Manager Report

For the month of October 2019

Station Reports

!

The station order has changed.

I am using an updated spreadsheet to generate this data and the station order will now be alphabetized for consistency. See Comments for more information.

 

 

 

 

Totals

SAR

PSHR

Station

SAR total

PSHR total

Originated

Sent

Received

Delivered

1

2

3

4

5

6

K6JT

108

91

0

21

86

1

31

40

0

0

0

20

K8AMH

16

96

0

9

6

1

40

16

20

0

0

20

KA5AZK

89

110

0

71

11

7

40

40

20

0

0

10

KE5YTA

223

100

1

113

109

0

40

40

20

0

0

0

KF5IOU

90

110

1

40

45

4

40

40

30

0

0

0

KG5NNA

54

100

0

9

45

0

40

40

20

0

0

0

Grand Total

580

607

2

263

302

13

231

216

110

0

0

50

 

 

Traffic Net Reports

Net

QNI

QTC

QTR

Sessions

DFW Early

292

93

614

30

DFW Late

148

22

354

29

DFW Totals

440

115

968

59

TEX

305

112

613

62

TSN

NO

REPORT

Grand Total

745

1581

121

121

 

 

Comments

Happy November! I have taken a fresh look at what I’m providing in my reports and made some enhancements. This included revamping the spreadsheet I’m using to track information, as well as this email’s layout and design. The spreadsheet does a better job of taking station and traffic net reports and automatically completing calculations and statistics, and it now directly feeds the charts I have on the statistics page. To try and be more consistent, rather than sorting station reports based on PSHR values, I am now sorting stations alphabetically. I hope this new format is a bit cleaner to follow and more informative.

 

 

Thank you everyone for your continued contributions to the National Traffic System, and as always, I welcome any comments/suggestions/feedback you have.

 

73,

Aaron | K8AMH

 

 

Re: Winlink Wednesday

John Hill - KF5VO
 

It's that time once again for Winlink Wednesday!

In the Comment box of the Winlink Check-in form for this week, let me know:

Who is the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for your area and how do you contact the EC?


Remember, check-ins start officially at 12:00 am on Wednesday. Otherwise,  I may have to come up with a different name for the net.

Other instructions:

Use the "Winlink Check In" 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. If you do not find the template, you may have an older version of the templates. You can find the download from the Winlink.org web site. The instructions are in the ReadMe.txt file from the download site.

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).

IF YOU ARE USING SOMETHING OTHER THAN WINLINK TO CHECK IN:
In the body of the message, place the following information separated by a tab. 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.

date time <tab> call sign <tab> call sign <tab> location <tab> ham band <tab> session type


Don't forget to spread the word about Winlink Wednesday. And, if you haven't already, check out the Winlink Wednesday web page. https://sites.google.com/view/winlink-wednesday-ntx/home

Re: ARRL NTX STM Report - October 2019

John Hill - KF5VO
 

For those of us who know little about the traffic system, can you define some of these acronyms? SAR? PSHR?



~John Hill
KF5VO

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [ARRLNTX] ARRL NTX STM Report - October 2019
From: "Aaron Hulett | K8AMH" <ahulett@...>
Date: Tue, November 12, 2019 12:10 am
To: "section@arrlntx.groups.io" <section@arrlntx.groups.io>

Good evening,
 
Each month Field Organization Reports are filed with ARRL HQ. This includes the NTX Section Traffic Manager report I send which provides National Traffic System station reports and traffic net details. This information is used for a few reasons, including the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) which is one way ARRL recognizes the valuable public service that radio amateurs provide. You can see a list of recognized stations in each monthly edition of QST – it’s on page 102 in the November 2019 edition.
 
I have a copy of the October report below, and I attached a PDF version in case groups.io/email clients/??? do anything to the formatting. Going forward I plan to share this report here and elsewhere to help provide better transparency into National Traffic System activity in North Texas. I welcome any comments and feedback you may have, as well as any questions about the NTS. And, if you know of an amateur radio club that would find a presentation about the NTS interesting to offer, please do let me know.
 
73,
Aaron | K8AMH
 
 
 
A person posing for the camera Description automatically generated
Aaron Hulett  |  K8AMH
 
Section Traffic Manager
ARRL North Texas Section
 
P: 469 630 2528
 
PO Box 479
Little Elm TX 75068-0479
 
 
      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Section Traffic Manager Report
For the month of October 2019
Station Reports
!
The station order has changed.
I am using an updated spreadsheet to generate this data and the station order will now be alphabetized for consistency. See Comments for more information.
 
 
 
 
Totals
SAR
PSHR
Station
SAR total
PSHR total
Originated
Sent
Received
Delivered
1
2
3
4
5
6
K6JT
108
91
0
21
86
1
31
40
0
0
0
20
K8AMH
16
96
0
9
6
1
40
16
20
0
0
20
KA5AZK
89
110
0
71
11
7
40
40
20
0
0
10
KE5YTA
223
100
1
113
109
0
40
40
20
0
0
0
KF5IOU
90
110
1
40
45
4
40
40
30
0
0
0
KG5NNA
54
100
0
9
45
0
40
40
20
0
0
0
Grand Total
580
607
2
263
302
13
231
216
110
0
0
50
 
 
Traffic Net Reports
Net
QNI
QTC
QTR
Sessions
DFW Early
292
93
614
30
DFW Late
148
22
354
29
DFW Totals
440
115
968
59
TEX
305
112
613
62
TSN
NO
REPORT
Grand Total
745
1581
121
121
 
 
Comments
Happy November! I have taken a fresh look at what I’m providing in my reports and made some enhancements. This included revamping the spreadsheet I’m using to track information, as well as this email’s layout and design. The spreadsheet does a better job of taking station and traffic net reports and automatically completing calculations and statistics, and it now directly feeds the charts I have on the statistics page. To try and be more consistent, rather than sorting station reports based on PSHR values, I am now sorting stations alphabetically. I hope this new format is a bit cleaner to follow and more informative.
 
 
Thank you everyone for your continued contributions to the National Traffic System, and as always, I welcome any comments/suggestions/feedback you have.
 
73,
Aaron | K8AMH
 
 

ARRL NTX STM Report - October 2019

Aaron Hulett | K8AMH
 

Good evening,

 

Each month Field Organization Reports are filed with ARRL HQ. This includes the NTX Section Traffic Manager report I send which provides National Traffic System station reports and traffic net details. This information is used for a few reasons, including the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) which is one way ARRL recognizes the valuable public service that radio amateurs provide. You can see a list of recognized stations in each monthly edition of QST – it’s on page 102 in the November 2019 edition.

 

I have a copy of the October report below, and I attached a PDF version in case groups.io/email clients/??? do anything to the formatting. Going forward I plan to share this report here and elsewhere to help provide better transparency into National Traffic System activity in North Texas. I welcome any comments and feedback you may have, as well as any questions about the NTS. And, if you know of an amateur radio club that would find a presentation about the NTS interesting to offer, please do let me know.

 

73,

Aaron | K8AMH

 

 

 

A person posing for the camera

Description automatically generated

Aaron Hulett  |  K8AMH

 

Section Traffic Manager

ARRL North Texas Section

 

P: 469 630 2528

E: k8amh@...

 

PO Box 479

Little Elm TX 75068-0479

 

www.arrlntx.org

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.arrlntx.org

Section Traffic Manager Report

For the month of October 2019

Station Reports

!

The station order has changed.

I am using an updated spreadsheet to generate this data and the station order will now be alphabetized for consistency. See Comments for more information.

 

 

 

 

Totals

SAR

PSHR

Station

SAR total

PSHR total

Originated

Sent

Received

Delivered

1

2

3

4

5

6

K6JT

108

91

0

21

86

1

31

40

0

0

0

20

K8AMH

16

96

0

9

6

1

40

16

20

0

0

20

KA5AZK

89

110

0

71

11

7

40

40

20

0

0

10

KE5YTA

223

100

1

113

109

0

40

40

20

0

0

0

KF5IOU

90

110

1

40

45

4

40

40

30

0

0

0

KG5NNA

54

100

0

9

45

0

40

40

20

0

0

0

Grand Total

580

607

2

263

302

13

231

216

110

0

0

50

 

 

Traffic Net Reports

Net

QNI

QTC

QTR

Sessions

DFW Early

292

93

614

30

DFW Late

148

22

354

29

DFW Totals

440

115

968

59

TEX

305

112

613

62

TSN

NO

REPORT

Grand Total

745

1581

121

121

 

 

Comments

Happy November! I have taken a fresh look at what I’m providing in my reports and made some enhancements. This included revamping the spreadsheet I’m using to track information, as well as this email’s layout and design. The spreadsheet does a better job of taking station and traffic net reports and automatically completing calculations and statistics, and it now directly feeds the charts I have on the statistics page. To try and be more consistent, rather than sorting station reports based on PSHR values, I am now sorting stations alphabetically. I hope this new format is a bit cleaner to follow and more informative.

 

 

Thank you everyone for your continued contributions to the National Traffic System, and as always, I welcome any comments/suggestions/feedback you have.

 

73,

Aaron | K8AMH

 

 

Re: Veterans' Day

Jimmy Dominguez
 

Thanks Greg!
Thanks for your past as well as your current service!

On Mon, Nov 11, 2019, 6:17 PM Greg Evans, K5GTX NTX SEC <k5gtx@...> wrote:

Good Evening Fellow Veterans;

 

I want to wish everyone Happy Veterans Day, and I sincerely hope you know the respect and gratitude for your service to our country. It is an honor to share this day with you and to be of service to you.

 

73,

 

Greg Evans, K5GTX

ARRL NTX SEC

ARRL NTX ASM

WINLINK: ARES-NTXSEC