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[aprssig] APRS Link

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Sep 18 13:21:43 UTC 2006


It is important to note that the APRSlink system was 
Designed to allow a D700 or D7 HT user to send and
Receive his WinLink or regular Email using only the
Radio and not even need a PC.  This is not immediately
Obvious on the APRSlink web page. 

If someone has a PC, then usually they would log onto 
a TELPAC node directly to Read their mail.  So the 
Real advantage of APRSlink is being able to send/rx
Email using only the D7/D700 radio front panel if you 
are in A remote situation and need this capability. 
Think Emergency preparedness....   De WB4APR

> APRSLink provides a link between the Automatic Position 
> Reporting System (APRS) and the Winlink 2000 Radio e-mail 
> system.  APRSLink allows APRS users to:
> 
> *	read short e-mail messages sent to their 
> callsign at winlink.org account  
> *	send short e-mail messages to any valid e-mail address 
> or Winlink 2000 user    
> *	perform e-mail related maintenance (see commands below)

> *	be notified of pending Winlink e-mail via APRS message 
> *	query APRSLink for information of the closest Winlink 
> interface (Telpac gateway or PMBO)       
> 
> For more info check out: http://www.winlink.org/aprslink.htm





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