https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mo3 ... ga-IE/edit#
Some interesting points from the article:
A fairly strong statement about a service that is being lauded as an important emergency communications tool.What didn’t work for me
Winlink didn’t work. Yes, it was possible to get messages out on Winlink. Yes, it was a valuable tool for transmitting messages. I also had zero issues using the provided software. The problem is you have to try multiple nodes to find one that can hear you. When you finally find the node that can hear you the band changes and your message stops getting transmitted. You have to start the process over again. It is not reliable form of communication and it should not be treated as such.
The document is quite long and covers many different areas. Another key point he stressed is the ability to make things - make antennas, attached connectors to coax etc..This isn’t Field Day
You won’t be taking your RV out to a remote location. This is not field day. Remote emergency communications isn’t the time to be wearing flip flops and grilling hot dogs at your local park.