Good day all,
Following IS0GRB, I would like to announce that I have also set up a winlink RMS on QO-100 at a other part of this globe.
It would be interesting to be able to carry out tests for sending and receiving emails, useful for those travelling by mobile, in caravan or in navigation where internet is not accessible. VARA-SAT wide mode for high-speed file transfers.
Or useful in local disaster area's without any infrastructure left where EmComm can make a difference.
The system is half GPS-DO locked, TX with a IC705 and DX-patrol, and RX with a SDRplay with beacon-lock and Bullseye LNB. Separate 120 cm disches for RX & TX.
The system runs on a lithium iron phosphate battery (LiFePO4 or LFP) with 270AH capacity. Any use or comment of this system is appreciated.
This QO-100 Winlink VARA RMS is a pilot project for the "EmComm Friesland" group. As many people already know, Friesland is a part of the Netherlands and is mostly below sea-level behind the dikes! With the global sealevel rising and In the unlikely event of flooding, we assume that no local or national infrastructure will survive this or Wil at least fade out. Friesland is not covered by any ARES service yet.