For those operators who are active on federated social media (the “Fediverse”; i.e., Mastodon), there is a weekly Winlink net called the #FediFridayWinlinkNet (or #FFWN). Any amateur operators are welcome to check-in and participate, and also to take turns serving as net control.
The general procedure is to send a message on Friday between 0000Z-2359Z to the NCS with the following format:
To check in, send your #Winlink message between 0000Z-2359Z Friday
To: [NCS callsign]
Message body line1: [callsign], [firstname], [city], [state/province/locale], [country], [mastodon username], [VHF/HF/APRS/Telnet]
Message body line2: [answer to a simple poll question determined by each week’s NCS]
#FFWN is great practice! Please encourage others to participate, and pls boost!
Please join us in using your Winlink station to practice and have fun!
Summaries from past #FFWN nets
|Date||# of check-ins||# of countries represented||Poll question and responses|
|22 Sept 2023||17||4||Do you use LoTW? |
Yes (12), No (4), Abstain (1)