New to Winlink Express?
Getting Started with Winlink Express and the Winlink System
Can I run Winlink Express on a Macintosh?
- Short Answer: No. Winlink Express requires Windows 7 or newer.
- Longer Answer: Maybe, if you're willing to work hard at it :-)
An Approach to Running Winlink Express on Macintosh computers
Can I run Winlink Express on a ChromeBook/iPad/iPhone/Android Device?
- Short Answer: No.
- Medium Answer: there is an Android Winlink app: "WoAD": Winlink on Android
Finding Winlink Gateways
On the Winlink.org web site:
Inside of Winlink Express:
- Within Winlink Express, on the Session page:
When you are in an Open Session, let's say for Packet on FM VHF or UHF, and your computer is connected to the Internet, you can click "Channel Selection", then "Update from Internet", and Winlink Express will use your Grid Square (that you told it, in Settings...), to give you a list of nearby Gateway Stations.
- in that same Session page, if you DON'T have an active Internet connection:
If you do have an RF gateway connection available, you can Request an update to your Stations List, using "Update Table Over Radio" over RF, and the update will be returned to you, at your next RF Winlink connection.
From your local ARES/RACES group(s)
Check with your local ARES/RACES group(s), to see if their Web Sites mention their Winlink gateway stations:
On SeattleACS.org, they offer a Map of their Ham Repeaters, Winlink Gateways, and GMRS Repeaters:
[click on the -symbols]:
Seattle ACS Repeaters and Nodes
GPS's, Position Reports, and ETO Mapping
How do I add a GPS to my Windows Computer, for Winlink Express to use?
[as of May 14th, 2022]
Shop for USB GPS NMEA on Google
Once you receive your USB-equipped GPS unit, here is how you add it to your Windows computer:
if you have further problems.)
Some helpful links:
Mapping Enabled Winlink Forms--- by Phil Sherrod – W4PHS https://mcacs.net/training-resources/gps-hockey-puck/
YouTube: How to Send a Winlink Position Report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAg-iP0A1D0
What are some good brands and models of GPS devices?
"How do I find my Check-In on the Map?"
Issues with your Groups.IO account
How to change your email address for your groups.io account: