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From: "Buzz Kutcher - K3GWK"
To: "Group Io"
Sent: Saturday July 11 2020 12:38:16PM
Subject: [BC-ARES] Fw: [Winmor] WINMOR is Deprecated
WINMOR is Deprecated
July 2020 -- The Board of Directors of the Amateur Radio Safety
Foundation voted in a recent virtual meeting to deprecate the WINMOR HF
mode in the Winlink system. The protocol was introduced by its author
Rick Muething, KN6KB, at the 2008 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications
Conference in Chicago. It was the first popular 'sound card' radio mode
to offer an alternative to HF hardware modems for bulk digital
transport. Rick moved on by developing the Amateur Radio Digital Open
Protocol (ARDOP), which was introduced in 2015 as a replacement to
WINMOR with superior speed, robustness, and multiple bandwidth options.
Nevertheless, until recently, WINMOR remained popular for learning and
experimentation while other more robust and better-performing new modes
became the workhorses of Winlink message transport.
The Winlink Team now devotes its resources to other projects and will
drop support for WINMOR on the Winlink system. Other modes offer the
same advantages with superior performance.
We request all HF RMS gateway sysops still offering WINMOR to remove
it in favor of ARDOP, VARA HF and Pactor 3 or 4, where permitted by
local rules In an upcoming release WINMOR will be removed from Winlink
Team software, making way for better, speedier, more robust and modern
HF digital modes. WINMOR had a good, long and productive run.
--The ARSFI Board of Directors
--The Winlink Development Team
Joe, WINMOR Group Owner