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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

Echolink

Amateur Radio via PC

Mike, KD8DIB

Big Rapid Area Amateur Radio Club

Credits: www.echolink.org website

what is it
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.
minimum requirements
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
getting started
Getting Started
  • Down load software
    • www.echolink.org
  • Install and run software
    • Follow the prompts
  • Validate call sign
call sign validation
Call Sign Validation
  • Required
  • Prevents call signs from being pirated
  • Variety of ways to accomplish
    • Mail
    • Fax
    • Etc…
  • www.echolink.org
troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
  • Firewall issues
    • www.portforward.com
    • UDP ports 5198 & 5199
    • TCP port 5200
  • Soundcard adjustment
    • Volume Adjustments
    • Test server

www.tigertronics.com

configure
Configure
  • User Mode
    • PC
    • Mic
    • Internet connection
  • Sysop Mode (link or repeater)
    • PC
    • Internet connection
    • Radio interface
link set up
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
legal link
Legal Link
  • Simplex Voice requires
    • Control Operator
    • Remotely Controlled
    • 222.15 MHz and above
link interface
Link Interface

Echolink

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Mic and Speaker Connection to radio

USB Connection to PC

www.tigertronics.com

repeater link controls
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
connect to repeater via echolink
Connect to Repeater via Echolink
  • Click “Station”
  • Select “connect to…” in drop down
  • Enter desired Echolink station

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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.