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 in St. Catharines
Packet digipeater VE3RFM 145.030 in Fonthill
Winlink VARA-FM Gateway VE3ZPW-10 145.090 simplex in Fonthill
VARA- FM digipeater VE3RRH-5 in Welland (experimental)
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 winlink.org.
Operators may use tactical addresses as may be required.
Winlink Nodes outside of the Region
VA3OG-10 145.030 simplex in Brampton
VE3MIS-10 147.585 simplex in Mississauga Hurontario and Central Parkway
VE3YSA-10 145.070 simplex in Mississauga Square One area
VE3EXI-10 144.970 simplex in Streetsville
VA3MCT-10 144.930 simplex in York Region
K2LAS-10 145.010 simplex in Lancaster, New York