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Echolink. Amateur Radio via PC Mike, KD8DIB Big Rapid Area Amateur Radio Club Credits: www.echolink.org website. What is it???. Amateur Radio communication Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology Worldwide connections Enhances communications capabilities 200,000+ validated users worldwide

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Echolink

Amateur Radio via PC

Mike, KD8DIB

Big Rapid Area Amateur Radio Club

Credits: www.echolink.org website


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What is it???

  • Amateur Radio communication

  • Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology

  • Worldwide connections

  • Enhances communications capabilities

  • 200,000+ validated users worldwide

    • Station in 162 of the world's 193 nations

    • 4,000+ online at any given time.


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Minimum Requirements

  • Pentium CPU, 133 MHz

  • Windows 95 – Windows 7

  • Windows 2000 and above recommended

  • Soundcard (full duplex recommended)

  • Internet connection (minimum 24 kbps)

  • Microphone and speakers


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Getting Started

  • Down load software

    • www.echolink.org

  • Install and run software

    • Follow the prompts

  • Validate call sign


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Call Sign Validation

  • Required

  • Prevents call signs from being pirated

  • Variety of ways to accomplish

    • Mail

    • Fax

    • Etc…

  • www.echolink.org


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Troubleshooting

  • Firewall issues

    • www.portforward.com

    • UDP ports 5198 & 5199

    • TCP port 5200

  • Soundcard adjustment

    • Volume Adjustments

    • Test server

www.tigertronics.com


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Configure

  • User Mode

    • PC

    • Mic

    • Internet connection

  • Sysop Mode (link or repeater)

    • PC

    • Internet connection

    • Radio interface



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Link Set Up

  • KD8DIB-L

    • PC connected to a transmitter on simplex frequency

  • KD8DIB-R

    • PC connected to a transmitter on repeater pair

  • KD8DIB

    • Local User


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Legal Link

  • Simplex Voice requires

    • Control Operator

    • Remotely Controlled

    • 222.15 MHz and above


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Link Interface

Echolink

3

Mic and Speaker Connection to radio

USB Connection to PC

www.tigertronics.com


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Repeater Link Controls

  • Connect Repeater to an Echolink station

    • Identify on the repeater

    • Send DTMF: CXXXXXX

    • X = Node number of Echolink station

  • Disconnect Repeater from Echolink

    • Send DTMF # to disconnect last station

    • Send DTMF ## to disconnect all


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Connect to Repeater via Echolink

  • Click “Station”

  • Select “connect to…” in drop down

  • Enter desired Echolink station

or


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More!

  • MAC OS X – EchoMac

    • http://echomac.sourceforge.net/

  • Examples

  • Questions

  • Thank you to www.echolink.org and www.tigertronics.com for the information and many of the illustrations in this presentation.