> Winlink (which to me is not even ham radio - more like VOIP or SKYPE).
There are a lot of things in ham radio that don't particularly float my
boat but I am willing to consider the use of our allocations by licensed
amateurs to be "ham radio." I don't want to start off an argument
about hybrid network-RF operating - it's something we do via ham radio
and that is sufficient for me. I happen to think it's pretty cool that
hams have created a world-wide network to exchange messages using
sophisticated digital protocols that in some cases, such as WINMOR, were
developed non-commercially. You are entitled to your preferences, of
> What is gonna happen in an emergency when the Winlink's are all down.
Tom, I think you should educate yourself about the *current* Winlink
system and its ability to handle traffic without any Internet
connectivity. There have been a number of advances in the last decade
to make the system a lot more robust and enable individual RMS stations
to operate in a standalone mode.
> I participated for years in traffic nets and the fun was always in
the proficiency of these guys to pass traffic on CW with great
> LOT of these guys are now the ones I now work in the CW contests.
Think most of the good ones came from traffic nets.
Yes, it was and yes, we did. Thanks :-)
73, Ward N0AX
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