Mi7 / Winlink RMS/Relay Network
What had started out as adding Winlink RELAY’s to our Mi6WAN network with a few 1200baud AX.25 VHF ports as backups has now grown into adding a full NetROM/BPQ Stack at our sites. These BPQ nodes utilize our Mi6WAN Microwave connections between sites to link together as a primary method with UHF AX.25 ports as a backup. UHF ports are ether 9600 or 1200baud. We have designated this new packet network the name of Mi7.
Each node location has a full Winlink RMS/Relay storage server that is meshed with all other Winlink RMS/Relays on the Mi6WAN network. This allows end users to send and receive winlink messages with-in our network without needing any external internet connections. If a user is using the mail server at one location mail is synchronized to all other mail servers via Mi6WAN and without a connection to the Winlink Internet based CMS servers. Users on our Mi6WAN Microwave network can take advantage of very fast mail transfers with attachments. ICS Forms and other media can be sent from the field. If a user is unable to connect via microwave they can then switch over and take advantage of the AX.25 1200Baud user ports at the same sites to handle the sending/receiving path for the winlink client. Sites have a mixture of VHF/220/UHF access ports.
We are using BPQ32 to handle the AX.25 side of the network. This allows us to also provide 1200baud AX.25 packet style networking between sites. A user can come in on one channel at site A and go out a completely different site and channel of their choosing. Connect keyboard to keyboard to communicate with friends and pass traffic or a remote friends mail drop to leave messages. We will be adding a linked conference style chat system shortly for larger group chats.
We do allow AXIP connections to other nodes outside our microwave network. If interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Table of Nodes
|AX.25 Node Name||AX.25 Winlink Callsign||AX.25 RF Ports||Telnet RMS RELAY Host||Status Notes|
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