Winmor sound card virtual TNC for Winlink 2000 out on Beta testing.
Things have developed a bit on the Winlink 2000 Ham Radio email
scene. Hopefully Winmor (a sound card vitual TNC) will soon be competition for Pactor
2 and 3 at a fraction of the cost.
And you can become a Beta tester of Winmor software
for free too...
CPU usage laptop #1, 1.5 Ghz, 1 Gb RAM, Windows XP on .Net 3.5
CPU usage laptop #2 (the XYL's....Shhh), also 1.5 Ghz, 1 Gb RAM, Windows XP on .Net 3.5 running less programs in the background.
The images above were created during Beta testing of RMS Express incorporating Winmor. Two laptops adjacent to each other, talking to each other through the internal soundcards and internal mikes and speakers. (Local loop.)
- I.e. no RF. The radios were shortcircuited out. Soundcard quality is key. This could be an inexpensive external thumb (USB) soundcard. A bad el cheapo internal soundcard (on older laptops), gives a bad constellation display, and can cause the still fragile software to crash. - My observation. Note the CPU usage for the 500 Hz bandwidth. There is NO significant increase in CPU usage for the 1600Hz bandwidth.
The Ham bands in the USA and Europe
are buzzing with hams testing a new digital protocol, nl Winmor, (Soundcard virtual TNC) for the Winlink 2000 Amateur Radio
messaging system. (Email via HF and VHF).
The Beta version software (RMS Express 0.3.10.0) is available for FREE
on Yahoo Groups - Winmor. (You will need to sign in to your free Yahoo account.)
All testing results are also posted here between participating hams for each other's benefit.
Very fast throughput speeds have already been achieved.
There are also a growing number of 24/7 Winmor enabled RMS's in the USA, soon all over the world.
Please read all the supporting documentation
and educate yourself on Winmor before posting
No more expensive TNC needed ?
To download Winmor (called RMS Express):
Join the Yahoo Winmor Group for FREE.
Go to "Files" on the left.
Look for "RMS Express 0.3.10.0 Full Install.zip"
Also definitely read "RMS Express Install Instructions.doc"
It works well under Windows XP.
For Windows Vista you need to create your own download directory.
Sign in to your free Yahoo account (or create it), if you cannot open this direct link: