A closed, private amateur radio system consisting of a large number of remotely controlled base stations. It covers large portions of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Texas. Additional coverage is now available in the Washington D.C. and the surrounding area of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, however it is not linked to the rest of the system on a full time basis yet.
The WIN SYSTEM is a series of linked, or Intertied, UHF (440 MHz, or 70 cm) repeaters that cover a great deal of California. The WIN SYSTEM is owned and operated by Shorty, K6JSI, with a lot of help from the WIN SYSTEM membership.
EchoLink software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities. There are more than 130,000 registered users in 150 nations worldwide!