Winlink Private Server

Off Grid Comms runs a private Winlink Server to allow our subscribers to retrieve (download over the air), the NET Map report and the Daily News report from the server at your convenience. This page serves as instructions.

First you need a valid callsign and your callsign needs to be registered at

  • Download and install Winlink Express (first run will create your Winlink account)
  • Download and install Vara from here (you can use the free but the paid version is way faster)
  • Use the Contact Us Form to request a subscription for your callsign
  • Choose VARA HF P2P from the available sessions drop down and “Open Session”
  • Your VARA HF P2P session should match the image below, callsign W5DMH and Dial set to 3.583.50
  • Then click the “start” to start the session

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