WaveTalkers has been approved to test and operate a portable Winlink Gateway that will use VARA HF on 80m, 40m, 20m, and 17m according to the schedule noted below. All stations are encouraged to check-in between 0800 Pacific Time on Thursday 04/07 and 0800 Pacific Time Sunday 04/10 2022.
Educate and encourage emergency communicators and ham radio operators to use Winlink to send traffic via VARA HF to a portable gateway located at the MRN IBEX Repeater site, Baker2Vegas 2022.
The portable HF Gateway will operate entirely on Solar and Battery Power from IBEX on the approved frequencies and times noted below. The gateway will operate with NVIS antennas on 80m and 40m and Skywave Antennas for 20m and 17m.
Ham radio operators are encouraged to send a Winlink Check In form (Winlink -> New Message -> Select Template -> Standard Templates -> General Forms -> Winlink Check In) to the Tactical Callsign: WAVETALKERS
Please set Status Select as Exercise and fill out the rest of the form appropriately for your operating conditions. If you are supporting the race, please note your B2V Stage as your Location on the form. Everyone should note their GPS coordinates to be counted as a valid checkin and have your check in mapped. In the comments field, please let us know what your operating conditions are: Transceiver, Power level, and antenna.
Operators are encouraged send their check in directly through the portable gateway W6AH via VARA HF. Operators may also submit their check in via any supported Winlink mode using an alternative local, regional, or global RMS Gateway. All Standard Winlink Check In forms should be directed to the tactical callsign: WAVETALKERS
*NOTE: W6AH VARA HF station should be appearing in the propagation tables on Winlink for VARA HF. If you do not find the gateway in the list you can manually set the Gateway callsign: W6AH and the Center Frequency noted above. Center Frequencies have been noted in kHz to match the settings in Winlink.
*NOTE: all dates are noted for Pacific Daylight Time
|PDT||7 April||8 April||9 April||10 April|
|0000 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|0100 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|0200 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|0300 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|0400 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|0500 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|0600 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|0700 PDT||40m NVIS||40m NVIS||40m NVIS|
|0800 PDT||40m NVIS||40m NVIS||40m NVIS||40m NVIS|
|0900 PDT||40m NVIS||40m NVIS||40m NVIS|
|1000 PDT||17m Skywave||17m Skywave||17m Skywave|
|1100 PDT||17m Skywave||17m Skywave||17m Skywave|
|1200 PDT||17m Skywave||17m Skywave||17m Skywave|
|1300 PDT||20m Skywave||20m Skywave||20m Skywave|
|1400 PDT||20m Skywave||20m Skywave||20m Skywave|
|1500 PDT||20m Skywave||20m Skywave||20m Skywave|
|1600 PDT||20m Skywave||20m Skywave||20m Skywave|
|1700 PDT||40m NVIS||40m NVIS||40m NVIS|
|1800 PDT||40m NVIS||40m NVIS||40m NVIS|
|1900 PDT||40m NVIS||40m NVIS||40m NVIS|
|2000 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|2100 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|2200 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|
|2300 PDT||80m NVIS||80m NVIS||80m NVIS|