Winlink Thursday

This page will be dedicated to both the weekly Winlink assignments as well as the Map displaying all of those that participated with the reports.

**Winlink Thursday #031**

**Primary NCS – KA6ETE**

**Receiving Station – NOCOARES-1**

“This is a reminder for the Colorado ARES Region 1 District 1 Winlink Thursday and open to all Amateur Radio Operators.  While ARES membership is encouraged it is not required to participate in the Winlink training sessions.”

Who:  All Amateur Radio Operators

What: Winlink Thursday

When: Weekly starting at 5:00pm MDT Wednesday thru 6:00pm MDT Thursday

How: Each week the Winlink scenario or request will be sent out and published on the CO ARES R1D1 website.  Each participant should follow the instructions as closely as possible.  While we are working towards all operators to send Winlink messages via RF, we will accept those that use the Telnet Winlink for the current time to aid in the learning process.

This week’s assignment: Thursday October 6, 2022

This week participants will be sending their Winlink messages to the Tactical/Auxiliary call sign listed above as the “Receiving Station”.

In addition, this week we will also be tasking participants to send a “Winlink Check In” form.  To find this template follow the instructions below:

1.            Open your Winlink program

2.            Start a new message

3.            Click on Select Template located at the top of the message window.

4.            Click on the + symbol next to “Standard Templates”

5. Click on the + symbol next to “Mapping-GIS Forms”

6.            Select the “Winlink Check In.txt” template

The “Winlink Check In” form will open in a browser window and allow you to fill in the data to be reported. Enter all information needed in the heading and in the comment section enter your current mode of operation for Winlink being used.

Once you have the information filled in click on submit, this will transfer the attachment and information over to your Winlink message.  Once all the information is posted to the message window you can fill in the address it is being sent to.  Remember that when sending to another amateur radio operator you only need to put in the call sign of that individual.

Purpose:  The purpose of these weekly scenarios is to learn and practice using an alternate form of communication that can be valuable in Emergency communications.  The ability to send a completed form in its original format will reduce the likelihood of something being miscommunicated. 

Only forms sent during the specified timeframe will be counted.  Video demonstration can be found on the Colorado ARES R1D1 website at www.coaresr1d1.org/winlink-tutorials/

73, KA6ETE