Henderson KY Winlink Gateway

Henderson Kentucky Winlink 2000 Gateway 145.010


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Winlink 2000 RMS Station

The RMS Station is up and running using Sound card technology. I am running a Compaq computer with XP, running AGWPE and WL2K RMS. The setup for these programs was real easy KC2RLM has a good tutorial for the setup. The sound card interface is a Rigblaster Nomic. The Nomic performs very good and is easy to setup. The 2m radio is a Radio Shack HTX-242. This radio is an older 2m radio but does a really good job with packet. You can still find these for sale on Ebay and other places. The antenna is a Diamond CP22E at about 35 Feet. This antenna is a high-gain monoband antenna made from heavy-duty aluminum construction. It has 6.5db gain and rated to 200 watts. If you have a PSK31 or any other digital mode running, you can also run Winlink2000.



Friday, December 4, 2009

Dad's old Ham Station

Here is a picture of my Dad's N4QFI (SK) Ham Station sometime in the 1970's. I cut my Ham teeth during this time. There is a lot of different items in the picture, but this was probably typical for that time. I see a Drake 2-A, E.F.Johnson Viking II, ARC5, Heathkit DX-40. These are the ones I recognize. I have some good memories of listening to shortwave on a National NC-88 while he worked CW.