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 fred@moses.bz

For more information on the winlink system please visit the website https://winlink.org
For a windows winlink client we recommend RMS EXPRESS
For mac we recommend Pat

Table of Nodes

 

Location
Grid
AX.25 Node NameAX.25 Winlink CallsignAX.25 RF PortsTelnet RMS RELAY HostStatus Notes
Mayville
EN83hh
Mi7MAYW8CMN-5145.0900
145.7400
441.0500
mayvil-5.mi7.networkOnline
Saginaw
EN83ak
Mi7SAGW8CMN-12145.7600
223.6100
441.0500
saginw-12.mi7.networkOnline
Greenville
EN73ie
Mi7GRNKD8RXD-7145.0100Online
Fenton
EN82dt
Mi7FENW8CMN-10145.0100
441.0500
fenton-rms.mi6wan.netBurning in
Waiting for Install
Chelsea
EN72xj
Mi7CHLW8CMN-9145.7600
441.0500
430.1500
Burning in
Waiting for Install
Bancroft
EN72wu
Mi7BANW8CMN-7Burning in
Waiting for Install
Lansing
EN72rq
Mi7LANW8CMN-8Waiting for Build