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Winlink Saturday Winlink Monday

The goal of Iowa Section Winlink Exercises is to enable learning and practicing the use of the Winlink programs to prepare for their use with the agencies we intend to serve.

Iowa W1AW/0 activation
Volunteers on the Air

We will be practicing the various message forms we can expect to be asked to use.

Specific suggestions are welcome, especially incident scenarios and which forms to use. Planned scenarios include:
There are 2 exercises that are not Winlink, but are fun and very important. They are both part of the ARRL's Volunteers on the Air (VOTA) which runs all year.
The first is W1AW portable. Each state and territory has 2 weeks in 2023 to host this legendary callsign.
To sign up for one or more of the 2 hour slots during our week (only the May running is open for sign-ups at this time), Just click the map for the sign-up form and more details about how we can represent Iowa to the world.
The other is the all-year VOTA. To participate, just get on the air and make contacts.
All scoring is done by Logbook of the World. To earn leaderboard points, there's nothing else you need to do.
To hand out leaderboard points, you only need to be an ARRL member and log your contacts to LotW. Click the VOTA logo to go to the information page. No sign-up is needed, but you can search for your standing.