Major changes to Winlink 2000 User Software and network sites. (again)
Winlink 2000 Sysops have been working for several months on improving the software used with this mode. Changes and Beta testing have been extensive. We are now at the point of migrating over to the new software programs that are being released.
Here is a quick summary:
- Paclink MP and Paclink are being replaced with RMS Express.
- Telpac Node software has been replaced with RMS Packet software.
- Our local PMBO station is converting to running RMS Packet software with RMS Relay.
Our local PMBO and our Telpac Nodes have been converted to the new software. At this point all indications are that these changes have gone smoothly and basically our network is up and running. I appreciate the efforts of those involved.
Those of you that have installed and used Paclink MP or Packet are encouraged to change over to RMS Express. Instructions for downloading and installing RMS Express are obtained by going to Winlink.org web site. Documentation is well done and easy to follow. You will find that this new upgrade is much easier to install and use. Of course if you have any questions please don?t hesitate to ask. Copies of the software are not going to be provided on our Yahoo site or Collinares web site because updates are ongoing and automatic once the new software is installed.
Members who have not gotten on board with this mode, now is a great time.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank those members in our group who have supported this important segment of our emergency communications capabilities by providing net work stations that are available 24/7, ready to go into action if ever the need arises.
I would encourage others to become a part of this effort. Please contact me at any time.