Why Digital Communications?
Fallbrook is getting a Red Cross digital go kit, RMS
Express is the main computer program used to pass messages and control
the radio. To become familiar and maintain profundity with this system it
is recommended that you install this software on your computer. You do
not need a radio interfaced to your computer to use this program, a
internet connection is all that is needed to send and receive messages on
the system. RMS
Express consists of a main email client type interface for managing
messages. The session modules for interfacing to the internet (Telnet
WL2K), VHF packet network (Packet WL2K), HF network (Pactor WL2K, Winmor
WL2K) and a way to pass messages with out the network (P2P), have
- Accuracy of messages.
- Easier relay of messages.
- Interfaces to internet email.
- Most times faster than voice and CW.
- Easy hard copy print out.
- Less operator fatigue.
To keep proficient join the Winlink/FLMSG net that passes a weekly
exercise message, and provides Elmer. They use a additional program
for form formatting and displaying messages. To join Rob's, K6RJF drill
write him at k6rjf.rob @ gmail.com (remove anti-spam spaces to use).
Winlink 2000: RMS Express
Express is the preferred Winlink 2000 (WL2K) radio email client. It is
in active development by the Winlink Development Team and is
well-supported. RMS Express is designed to be most easily used by single
users with a single call sign but it may be used to access one or two
preset tactical addresses or alternate call signs. RMS Express supports a
wide selection of TNCs and multimode controllers, the new sound card
mode WINMOR, as well as support for HF Pactor, SCS Robust Packet,
VHF/UHF packet and direct telnet to WL2K CMS servers (for amateur radio
High Speed Multimedia [HSMM], D-Star DD mode, or internet).
System Requirements: 32 or 64 bit Windows OS (Windows XP,
Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 2003 Server), or under Windows on
the Mac using a VM engine or dual boot arrangement. Windows XP systems
require Microsoft .NET v3.5 runtime installed. There are minimal CPU
demands with the exception of WINMOR operation. The heavy DSP demands
of WINMOR require a computer of at least 700 MHz Pentium/Celeron class
and at least 512 Meg of memory. If multiple applications are running
concurrently a faster computer and more RAM may be required.
Home page http://www.winlink.org/
Download RMS Express ftp://autoupdate.winlink.org/User%20Programs/
Get started http://www.winlink.org/GetStarted
8-METERSinc Winlink "RMS Express - Part 1"
Video of down load, install, running. http://youtu.be/Kb_cEUyYF9o
9-METERSinc Winlink "RMS Express - Part 2"
10-METERSinc Winlink "RMS Express - Part 3"
11-METERSinc Winlink "RMS Express - Part 4"
12-METERSinc Winlink "RMS Express - Part 5"
Video from same group on the TNC (packet hardware) configuration, of limited interest to most. http://youtu.be/9PtUG9qaezI
Video from a different source. http://youtu.be/xg8XRpnjyuk
A sound card program if you want to monitor packet
activity with out need of hardware TNC. Does not talk to RMS Express at
RMS Gateway locations, Digi's, and Information: San Diego County Packet
FLDIGI Suite of Programs
Future plans for a local net.