As previously stated I wish to run some informal NETS for the purposes of testing out different modes of communication on a regular basis.
The purpose is to have fun, try different bands, protocols, digital vs voice, SSTV, etc, etc. So, whether you are interested in EMCOMM or not, please get involved in trying things out.
I would like to suggest we start at 8PM on the 2nd & 4th Monday evenings each month. So the first meeting would be 8th April, then 22nd April and so on.
The first test is connectivity over winlink. And I am open to ideas on what to test next.
If you wish to participate but do not have things setup, take a look at this youtube video that explains the basic steps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRv9DbqnnDg
If you have a current winlink.org email address would you please share that email address with this group, or if there is concern over giving your email address out, please send directly to me at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to compile a contact list that we can use during emergencies for emcomm purposes.
Also, please confirm if you currently run (either over the internet or via RF) the winlink express (or older RMS express) software.
The paclink-unx and Pat experiments were successful. These can be useful but lack forms and templates etc. They also cannot do VARA, except perhaps via socket communications over TCP/IP to a Windows PC. There might be a solution the forms support which requires more manual intervention than Winlink-Express but I've done no research into that.
Once I figured out how to use the Go runtime enviroment, Pat was very simple to configure and use. Paclink, which interoperates with a mail server, is a bit more complicated to configure.
I too am trying the paclink-unix and following your instructions too.
Right now trying to get paclink-unix running on a Raspberry Pi. Making progress but it's quite an extensive setup, including compiling from source. It looks promising though, as it marries winlink to a standard email message transfer agent (sendmail or postfix) which would be ideal for 24x7 operation.