WinLink info

Winlink Global Radio Email…

…is a network of amateur radio and authorized government-licensed stations that provide worldwide radio email using radio pathways where the internet is not present. The system is built, operated, and administered entirely by licensed “Ham” volunteers. It supports email with attachments, position reporting, weather, and information bulletins, and is well-known for its role in interoperable emergency and disaster relief communications. It is capable of operating completely without the internet–automatically–using smart-network radio relays. Licensed Winlink operators/stations use both amateur radio and government radio frequencies worldwide. Support for the system is provided by the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc., a US 501(c)(3) non-profit, public-benefit entity. Winlink Global Radio Email®️ is a US registered trademark of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc.

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GMRS anyone?

As many of you know the license fee for GMRS is going down to $35 for a 10 year period. Pasco County has many GMRS licensees out there. A lot of us have an Amateur radio license and a GMRS license. They operate on 462MHZ, and there are repeaters. Most of the ham gear with 440 Mhz in it can be modified for GMRS use.

The price is right $3.50 a year gets up 22 channels simplex and 8 of them can be used for a repeater.

In Pasco County, there are a couple of repeaters up and running.

More information can be found at