I started checking in to the [Winlink Wednesday Net](https://winlinkwednesday.net) hosted by David KN4LQN in January of 2022. I wanted to be sure that my station could send Winlink emails at all times. A net like this creates a sense of accountability. Knowing that there is a weekly event that changes its format a bit each time is good for keeping skills sharp.
As of 17-Jan-2024 I have 100 check-ins. A very nice milestone that comes with a certificate! I’m not much of a paper chaser, but something like this is really cool.
I owe this blog a rundown of my current setups for sending email as I have different approaches for my home station and my portable station. Things have changed over time and I now have a home setup for Windows and a home setup for Linux. Both use the IC-7100 and my attic dipole. In the field, it’s Linux on my tablet and my IC-705 with whatever weird antenna I’m using that day.
More on all of that soon enough.
But for now? I’ll enjoy my certificate.