Niagara ARES Packet Radio

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

Winlink

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.

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
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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
K2LAS-10      145.010 simplex in Lancaster, New York

Next ARES Virtual Meeting Jan 20