Starting in 2018, the Oregon ARES Digital Network website will be changing its focus from Winlink Express information and training to AREDN (Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network) information and training.
Now that the official Oregon ARES Winlink Express forms are a physical part of the software, it is no longer necessary to separately download and install them. The forms have also been simplified to make them easier to fill out for new users. We will most likely do and updated page on the current forms and any explanation needed to use them, however the intent of this site will be to assist with the expansion of the next-generation data over amateur radio.
You can get the idea of the type of information that will be expanded upon by looking at the Washington County ARES High-Speed Multimedia page and we look forward to you coming back soon to learn all about AREDN and mesh networking!
Since RMS Express has been renamed to Winlink Express, the pages have been updated to reflect this. In addition, Oregon ARES/RACES released new Winlink Express templates on October 31st and now can be downloaded from the Winlink Express tab at the top of the screen. This new ZIP file also contains instructions for the new forms.
We've begun posting the RMS Express lessons originally presented by Lisa Clarke, KE7NIY, earlier in 2015. If you have any corrections, please let us know. Thank you!
Lesson 1: Unit Event-Incident Participation Report
We've updated the Station Map with the latest information (callsigns, frequencies, and locations) for all of the county OADN Winlink gateways. If you find any errors, please use our Contact form to submit changes.
In addition, we've added an RMS Express page where the latest OADN templates can be downloaded from and we will be posting self-study classes for use with RMS Express soon. The classes are designed for the Oregon ARES Digital Network, however they could be useful for other amateurs as well.
Today we've created the Winlink station map from data compiled by Benton County ARES and can be accessed by clicking on the Station Map tab at the top of the site. Please feel free to submit any updates or corrections via the Contact tab.
This website is designed to be a repository of information regarding the Oregon ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) Digital Network.
Everyone is welcome to contribute information via the Contact tab at the top of the page.
The primary focus of this site will be to answer the six Ws (Who, What, When, Where, Why & How) of the network and provide a conduit for information so the network can be continually improved.
The Oregon ARES Digital Network is a statewide amateur radio system designed for emergency communications.