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  1. Echolink Amateur Radio via PC Mike, KD8DIB Big Rapid Area Amateur Radio Club Credits: www.echolink.org website

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Getting Started • Down load software • www.echolink.org • Install and run software • Follow the prompts • Validate call sign

  5. Call Sign Validation • Required • Prevents call signs from being pirated • Variety of ways to accomplish • Mail • Fax • Etc… • www.echolink.org

  6. Troubleshooting • Firewall issues • www.portforward.com • UDP ports 5198 & 5199 • TCP port 5200 • Soundcard adjustment • Volume Adjustments • Test server www.tigertronics.com

  7. Configure • User Mode • PC • Mic • Internet connection • Sysop Mode (link or repeater) • PC • Internet connection • Radio interface

  8. www.echolink.org

  9. 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

  10. Legal Link • Simplex Voice requires • Control Operator • Remotely Controlled • 222.15 MHz and above

  11. Link Interface Echolink 3 Mic and Speaker Connection to radio USB Connection to PC www.tigertronics.com

  12. 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

  13. Connect to Repeater via Echolink • Click “Station” • Select “connect to…” in drop down • Enter desired Echolink station or

  14. 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.