Winlink Express ARDOP E-Mail Over HF


I'm an Amateur Radio enthusiast. I love the hobby and experimenting with radios, antennas and software. On my YouTube channel I upload videos on the Icom 7300 and Icom 7610 along with Ham radio software programs. I hope to inspire people to try new things in Amateur Radio.

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4 years ago

I played with ARDOP for a short while a year ago, and did not do much with it.. So I’m not familiar with it.

I have my 7300 running Winmore Winlink just fine. There was a problem with it early on.

The RX/TX latency was outta the ball park! Few connects – even fewer complete session.

Solution: Have MONITOR OFF on the 7300!

I have no idea why that was a problem with MONITOR ON, and don’t know if it might affect ARDOP.

If you learn something let me know.

Meanwhile, I’ll get back in the Winlink game and check ARDOP out when I find some time.


bud N0IA

Lakewood, CO

4 years ago

Thanks, Rich – Although I’ve been using ARDOP in WinLink Express for awhile, I learned something new watching your video (Drive Level adjustment within TNC Setup) and really appreciate it. Tweaking the ALC using the TNC Setup within ARDOP settings is certainly easier than bouncing back out to make the adjustment on the radio (mine is an IC-7300). Much appreciated. 73

4 years ago

Greetings Rich,

I always make time to view your videos. They are informative and helpful. I decided to give VARA HF a try and now on to Ardop. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

73, Preston – W3PLS

4 years ago

I keep hearing about downloading a Silicon Labs driver for com7 and com8 ports. Is this necessary using ARDOP Winlink?

Dave Borchard
4 years ago

Is it possible to use this mode keyboard to keyboard? I’m not interested in sending e-mail over HF. What is the throughput speed in terms of words per minute? I used to operate on AMTOR ARQ decades ago. AMTOR died out many years ago. Pactor is an expensive mode with the SCS units and very few people use Pactor. A sound card digital mode that has ARQ and isn’t too slow in data throughput would be great!

Dave KY0L

Bill N7RI
4 years ago

Hi Rich. Your recent article on Winlink with the IC7300 was great. The timing was perfect as I have been thinking of adding it to my shack. I set the Winlink with Ardop the same with the same settings I use with HRD. The problem I am having is when I try the test nothing happens with the rig. I even tried sending a test message but whatever channel I tried, even though there was nothing on the waterfall I get a channel busy message. Can you direct me to some resouces to figure this our please?

Thomas Webb
3 years ago

Rich, is it possible to make the ARDOP VNC larger, thus more easily read or is the size fixed?

Tom, WA9AFM/5

Thomas Webb
3 years ago
Reply to  K0PIR

The display with the waterfall and other connection stats.

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