Thursday, February 22, 2024

Winlink

What is Winlink?

Winlink is a worldwide radio email service that uses radio pathways where the internet is not present, and is capable of operating completely without the internet by using automatic radio relays.

Winlink provides its users email with attachments, position reporting, weather and information bulletins, and is well-known for its role in inter-operable emergency and disaster relief communications. Licensed Winlink operators/stations use both amateur radio and government radio frequencies worldwide.

The system is built, operated and administered entirely by licensed “Ham” volunteers. Support for the system is provided by the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc., a US 501(c)(3) non-profit, public-benefit entity. Winlink Global Radio Email®️ is a US registered trademark of the Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc.

Winlink can use your radio to exchange messages with any regular email address!