Echo Link Overview - TDS-Net

So Dave, what’s
this about using
the Internet for
amateur radio
communications?
TCP/IP IPX/SPX
VOIP
NCP
PPTP
POP
PPP
DHCP CSMA/CD RAID
FTP FDDI HDLC LLC
Taking the Mystery Out
of Echo Link
System Diagram
Repeater
Repeater
Alternate System
You can also down
load the software to
your PC and chat with
any EchoLink station
from your PC.
Alternate System
Find some node numbers
Types of Nodes:
ZL1VK-R
The “-R” means that you are connecting to a
repeater at the other end.
ZL1VK-L
The “-L” means that you are connecting to a
link, possibly a radio operating on a simplex frequency, at the
other end.
KC2APG
No suffix means that you are connecting to a
computer at the other end that does not connect to a radio.
Commands
(227963) Entering the node number
directly connects you to that node.
08
Status is announced
09
Reconnect to last station
011
Connect to random favorite
02
Connect to random conference
03
Connect to random user (link)
#
Disconnect
Demonstration
Tune our Radio to the 146.880 repeater
Listen for activity……
On the TT pad, punch 01 (Random node)
The voice announces W2QYT
connected…….
You then announce {your call} listening, or
call CQ
When someone answers, talk normally
Pause – Pause – Pause When finished, hit # to drop the connection
EchoLink Comments
•Broadband or Dial-up Internet connections work.
•Some consider computer-to-computer not “amateur radio.”
•If you access the Internet through a router(most do), you have to
program the router to forward packets. At home this is OK. In big
companies, a problem.
•Some folks leave EchoLink software running on their computer
even when they’re not around to answer calls. This isn’t polite.
•There is a slight delay in the audio. It’s best to leave a longer
pause on an Echolink repeater.
•Callsign validation process not robust.
A note about the PC App.
System Operator vs. Client
This is an advanced topic
Local Repeaters/Nodes
• 146.88
W2OFQ 743610
•
• 145.33/145.15/147.00
W2QYT 9188
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• 443.85 going to 147.24
N2STC
227963
•
Use these with your radio.
NO COMPUTER or SOFTWARE REQUIRED!
Links for more information
http://www.qrz.com/db/N2STC
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www.echolink.org
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HAVE FUN!
(Questions?)
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