Niagara ARES Packet Radio

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


Winlink Packet Gateway        VE3RRH-10 145.030 simplex in Welland
Winlink Packet Gateway        VA3AOV-10 145.030 simplex in Stevensville
Packet digipeater                    VE3RFM 145.030 in Fonthill
Winlink VARA-FM Gateway    VE3ZPW-10 145.090 simplex in Fonthill
Winlink VARA-FM Gateway    VE3ZPW-10 446.950 simplex in Fonthill
Winlink VARA-FM Gateway     VA3NAG-10 446.950 simplex in Stevensville

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

VA3OG-10     145.030 simplex in Brampton
E3MIS-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
KC2LAS-10     145.010 simplex in Lancaster, New York