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Messages

Sending and receiving messages.

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When you download a message from a Winlink server, it is no longer accessible. If you are using multiple client applications, the first one to retrieve the message will receive it. To choose which application receives messages, make sure to turn off the auto fetch feature in RadioMail. With auto fetch turned off, RadioMail will only retrieve emails when you initiate a connection. Additionally, in the connection dialog, you can select "Send Only" and RadioMail will only send any outgoing messages during that session. If there are any incoming messages pending on the server, RadioMail will not accept them, so they will be available to retrieve at a later time.

Connectivity

Issues related to connectivity between the iPhone and other equipments.

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If your Mobilinkd does not appear after a few second, it could be due to several factors. First, check that you allowed RadioMail access to Bluetooth. You can verify this in iOS Settings -> RadioMail. Second, make sure that the TNC is turned on and no other applications are connected to it.

No, not directly, but you can get the B.B. Link Adapter. An iPhone uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. BLE is a wireless technology that is designed for low-power, low-bandwidth applications. By contrast, the TH-D75 uses Bluetooth Classic that was designed for high-bandwidth applications, such as streaming audio or video. Bluetooth Classic and BLE are not directly compatible because they use different technologies and operate on different frequencies. The B.B. Link Adapter will bridge the two Bluetooth modes.

VARA modem is a closed-source application that is only available for Windows. It uses a proprietary transmission protocol, which means that other applications can only communicate with VARA stations by connecting to an instance of the VARA software running on a computer.

VARA modem is a closed-source application that is only available for Windows. It uses a proprietary transmission protocol that is not publicly available. Whether or not the maker of the VARA modem will create versions for other platforms is up to them.

Make sure that your phone and computer are on the same WiFi network. Make sure that RadioMail has been granted permission to access the local network. Go to Settings -> RadioMail -> Local Network and make sure that the switch is turned on. If you are still having issues, try restarting your phone and computer.

No. Due to iOS's USB connectivity restrictions, soundcards like the DigiRig can't be used for CAT control. As such RadioMail does not have a built-in packet modem as control of PTT is necessary for connection oriented mode like AX.25 packet.

Winlink

Issues specific to the Winlink service.

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As of version 1.2, Winlink HTML forms are supported as a premium feature that requires a subscription. A subscription ensures the forms stay useful and compatible in the long run, with ongoing maintenance and support. Note that the majority of the standard forms have not been designed to be mobile responsive. This means that they are not able to adjust their layout and appearance to fit smaller screen sizes. As a result, some users may find them difficult to use on a phone.

As of version 1.2, Winlink HTML forms are supported as a premium feature that requires a subscription. Specialized custom forms can be imported as zip files and can be used to compose and view messages.

At present, the directory only retrieves stations identified with the PUBLIC service code. If you need to connect to a station not present in the directory, you can add it manually.

No. RadioMail is designed for use by amateur radio operators only. It is not intended for use by SHARES or MARS operators at this time.

AX.25 Packet

Specific topics about the AX.25 packet mode.

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Yes. Connection scripts can be used to automate the process of connecting via a node. Users can add a station in the directory and enable a script to further setup the connection before the mail exchange takes place.

Yes. Up to two digipeaters can be configured to be used when connecting to packet or VARA FM stations.

Apple Devices

About iPhone, iPad and Mac.

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Yes, but not optimized. RadioMail has been designed for use on an iPhone. The UI has not been optimized to take advantage of the larger real estate than iPad offer.

No. RadioMail is designed for use on an iPhone.

Other Platforms

Other OS and hardware.

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No.

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