Reminder, our next monthly meeting is tonight, Monday.  Agenda is below.  The county offices are all closed today, so its meeting will be online only.


at 7:00 pm (1900 hours) ONLINE ONLY

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5 minutesIntroductions & Welcome

5 minutesWinlink W3AEC-10 Station StatusStatus of installation of the Winlink W3AEC-10 station at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby.
5 minutesSignals Newsletter

Take a look at the latest issues of Signals, published by our own Robert G Wilson which features ARES of Delaware County in a couple of places.

The October issue of Signals, our EPA ARES newsletter is available to download at Hope you enjoy reading about our emergency communications activities throughout the Eastern Pennsylvania Section

20 minutesWinlink Demo of running RMS server

Overview of how I setup a Winlink RMS server, W3CTK-10, at my home in Villanova for other operators to connect to and use to send Winlink messages.

20 minutesUsing Winlink Digipeaters

Chester County has several new digipeaters now available.  These are running commercial equipment at prime sites, so they can cover larger distances and provide better propogation.

Roxborough Super Digi W3EOC-3 (Wide)
Charlestown Super Digi W3EOC-6 (Narrow)
West Chester EOC Digi W3EOC-4 (Narrow)

I'll demo how to use these in Winlink.

Chester County Improvements to VARA FM Winlink Network (

20 minutesConnecting Signalink to ICOM 4100/5100 for Winlink communications

I'll go over the process for connecting a Signalink USB device to an ICOM 4100/5100 (and similar other radios) to your computer to use digital modes such as Winlink.

SignaLink USB Interface (

15 minutesGeneral discussionIf we are on schedule, we can have a general discussion and Q&A at the end of the meeting. 

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