This is the Fourth Thursday with a more challenging exercise. We will take advantage of the design of Winlink Templates as described in the Winlink Form Instructions:
From the ICS 213 Winlink Form Instructions:
“This initial 213 HTML can be used outside of Winlink Express. So, a non-Express user can create an initial ICS213, SAVE the data, and then pass that SAVED data to the radio operator. The radio operator can LOAD that data file into their ICS213 to send on via Winlink.”
A USB Flash Drive is required to completely carry out this exercise.
You will simulate a served agency entering an ICS213 on their computer without Winlink Express. The USB drive provides the transport between the served agency computer and your Winlink Express enabled computer.
Try it out, you may find many other uses for this method of creating and using Forms form Winlink Express.
For those interested in further details to include a YouTube video on the topic refer to the Winlink.org Book of Knowledge How-to Recipes article:
An important aspect in using this technique is ensuring the agency (non-Winlink Express) user has the most current
Version of the message template HTML file.
Thanks for participating in Winlink Thursdays.
ETO will not be doing real-time mapping of our weekly exercises. See the Instructions in the above PDF.
Do not include a mapping address (the Gmail address) in your weekly Winlink Thursday exercises.