Winlink Wednesday 2021

John Hill - KF5VO

It's that time once again for Winlink Wednesday!

This week we will continue the theme of New Years Resolutions. Or, if you don't like those, then we can call them goals. To make the goals achievable, you can use the SMART method. SMART is the acronym meaning Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based. For example, instead of saying "I want to do more digital modes", you could say something like "I want to learn RTTY and participate in at least 3 RTTY contests this year" or "I would like to complete the Work All States award using FT-8 this year". So, what would be your HAM related goals? Let me know in the comment section of the Winlink Checkin form.

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 separated 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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