Grady K6IXA has installed the new VARA FM mode using Winlink. (3 to 7 times faster than packet)
Method of use is 2 meter radio and a Signalink sound-card interface and using the Winlink Express software running VARA FM software.
Grady has installed 3 VARA-FM Radio Message Servers at mountain top repeater sites. VARA-FM Sites at Mt. Oso, Mt. Bullion and Bear Mt. This will give VARA-FM coverage from Stockton to Fresno. Also one low level VARA-FM in the city of Atwater.
VARA and Winlink information can be found at the links below.