Niagara ARES Packet Radio

Niagara ARES operates a combined BPQ Winlink and Packet BBS system located in St. Catharines.


Winlink Packet Gateway        VA3OV-10 145.030 simplex
Winlink VARA-FM Gateway    VE3ZPW-10 145.090 simplex

Winlink is a worldwide radio email service that uses radio pathways where the internet is not present, and is capable of operating completely without the internet–automatically–using smart-network radio relays. Winlink provides its users email with attachments, position reporting, weather and information bulletins, and is well-known for its role in emergency and disaster relief communications.  Details may be found at

Operators may use tactical addresses as may be required.

Packet BBS

PBBS Node VA3OV 145.030 Simplex

Outpost Setup to VA3OV How to
Setting up a KA-NODE and BBS

Winlink Nodes outside of the Region

VE3MIS-10    144.970 simplex
VE3EXI-10     144.970 simplex
VA3MCT-10   144.930 simplex
K2LAS-10      145.010 simplex

Next ARES in person Meeting CANCELLED Nov 18 CANCELLED, NRPSHQ