February 14, 3017 monthly meeting

February 2017 monthly meeting will meet on the second Tuesday of February at 7:00 pm ET. The location is Fellowship Bible Church, 480 W. Crossville Road, Roswell, Room 203.


During our January NFARES meeting, we covered Winlink Express using Telnet Winlink (Internet) and Winmor Winlink (HF) sessions.

There may be times when shorter distance RF to Internet (Winlink) communications can be helpful. This can be done with VHF and UHF radios. However, to do this with Winlink Express, a physical TNC (Terminal Node Controller) has been required. Fortunately for us, programmers have created virtual TNCs that work in software and do not need a physical TNC device. (A sound card is still needed) For the past several years, we have had a suite of programs called AGW Express that worked, but were quite "finicky". AGW Express is no longer available. A "new and improved" virtual TNC is now available. It is called Sound Modem TNC.

For our February meeting, we will cover the installing and configuring of Sound Modem TNC with Winlink Express using the Packet Winlink session and VHF/UHF radios.

You can bring your laptop and SignaLink (or equivalent) to our meeting to do the setup. Do not bring your radio, since it is unlikely that we could successfully use it inside the meeting room.

You can get a head start by following the instructions in the document below:

VHF Packet Winlink Sound Modem TNC Instructions

Suggest that you download the software before the meeting.

See you on the 14th.

Mike - AD4MC

You are welcome to join us for either of these activities.