STL Gateway Maintenance

The STL gateway has been down for a while and it has been determined that the UPS providing backup services failed and needs a battery replacement.  I’ll be back in Saint Louis between 3/18 and 3/22 to do hardware and software maintenance and hope to have the HF gateway back up and running before heading […]

Winmor has been removed from the HF gateway

Under the direction of the ARSFI Board of Directors and the Winlink Development Team, I’ve removed the option to connect to the HF gateway (NM5PB-11) using the Winmor mode. The gateway will continue to provide ARDOP and VARA HF modes. More information regarding this decision can be found here:

New Vanity calls for us!

So the vanity callsigns that Janelle and I requested have processed this morning. Our new callsigns are NM5PB and NM5JB. The digital nodes have all been migrated over to the new call NM5PB and just waiting on the folks at to enable the Sysop features and process the change on their end. Once that’s […]


The HF gateway is now running Vara 4.0. Please make sure you’ve updated your Vara HF modem to the new 4.0 version that is available for install today. More info is available here: