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[aprssig] More thoughts on (was) Connected Packet

Mike Nettles Mike_Nettles at centurytel.net
Tue Dec 28 22:33:31 UTC 2004


Most of the HF use of winlink is the user using HF and Airmail. Using HF and
Airmail you could connect to any one of the 44 or so winlink PMBO's (winlink
bbs's) scattered around the world . If you were in an area that had no
internet connections from whatever disaster, you could use HF and send email
style messages to anyone from HF by connecting to a PMBO that does have an
internet connection.
Like others have said, its another tool in the ECOM toolbox, like APRS,
packet..psk hf..vhf..ect.
73
Mike kb5wbh

BTW, packet still lives on in AR.   www.arkansashams.org/packet


>I was not aware that WinLink utilized HF backbones as well as Internet.
>That certainly changes my perspecitve on its usefulness!
>



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