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EmComm – WinLink Peer-2-Peer

September 17 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This exercise is part of the Charlotte Amateur Radio Society’s long-term multi-part educational program to ensure that radio amateurs in our area have a way to grow and practice the skills that may be used in a variety of emergency communications situations.

This exercise aims to evaluate our ability to pass digital traffic using WinLink Peer-to-Peer communications through VARA FM.

We will have two control stations operating in Charlotte County. Our West County Control Station will operate WinLink on 144.300 MHz and our East County Control Station will operate WinLink in VARA FM on 144.330 MHz. For this exercise, questions may be directed over the WX4E linked repeater system on 146.745 (-) and 444.975 (+), both with a PL tone of 136.50.

Remember, this is a WinLink Peer-to-Peer contact.

Each participant will have three (3) tasks during this exercise:

Deliver a Field Situation Report to the local control station P2P – Locate the WinLink Template under Standard Templates / General Forms / Field Situation Report

After delivering your Field Situation Report, the Control Station will prepare an Emergency Bulleting to your WinLink address. They will need time to process your bulletin after receiving your Filed Station Report. Retrieve the current Emergency Bulletin from your local control station P2P.

Read and follow the instructions on the Emergency Bulletin.

Upon completion of the task listed above, each participant is free to secure their station.

Licensed Amateur radio operators from Charlotte County and the directly surrounding counties that are not CARS members are encouraged to visit the CARS website for information about how they can help on the day of the event from their own radios. See www.carsfl.org.



September 17
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Charlotte County, FL
Port Charlotte, FL 33948-1068 US + Google Map

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