Echolink, Anyone?

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  1. Car0linab0y

    Car0linab0y Active Member

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    So I have been looking at digital and internet ham stuff. Loaded echolink on phone and pc to play with. Does anyone else use it?

    Any thoughts?

    Kn4nju

    Edited to correct autocorrect...
     
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    Pink_Vapor “Not as funny as he thinks he is”, spouse Supporting Member

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  3. Car0linab0y

    Car0linab0y Active Member

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    Είναι ένα ζαμπόν ...
     
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    Glade8r Hard Target

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    I tried using it for an Overland Bound Friday night chatter but couldn't figure out how to get into the chat.

    Interestingly enough....I'm KN4UFU.
     
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    Pink_Vapor “Not as funny as he thinks he is”, spouse Supporting Member

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  6. Car0linab0y

    Car0linab0y Active Member

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    Lol nice, but not THAT kind of ham...
     
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  7. Car0linab0y

    Car0linab0y Active Member

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    So we got our tickets fairly close together...
    Haven't done much, but so far no qs0s
     
  8. Apache 4rank

    Apache 4rank Member Sponsor

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    I use it often to talk in other countries.

    KM4VDL here
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Yall need to get some vanity calls asap. It's free lol
     
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  11. Car0linab0y

    Car0linab0y Active Member

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    (waves magic wand . . . ) "Poof! You're a ham sandwich"
     
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    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    Yes, I use echo link regularly for morning drive time on the GARA repeater.

    Km4won
     
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    Apache 4rank Member Sponsor

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    I though about it. I already have repeaters and all kinds of club stuff already set up under my call.
     
  14. hp468

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    Aint that the truth, some of these 2x3's are a mouth full.

    I tried to play with echolink a couple times trying to check in on the arfcom net but couldn't get my mic on the computer to cooperate. Haven't bothered putting it on my phone, if we ever get out repeaters linked up with a node or with allstar I'll probably start playing around with it.

    OP, you mentioned digital, hotspots are getting pretty cheap. Aside from the atrocious audio quality and the fact that its VOIP for hams, they are a pretty cool little resource to have in the shack or in the truck if you have a wifi hotspot on your phone.
     
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  15. Car0linab0y

    Car0linab0y Active Member

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    Worked with early Cisco ip phones, and set up and maintained voip radio interfaces and consoles at a past job. I got the arrl digital book, and am reading up on ham modes. Since echolink is a free download, I thought I would poke around some.

    Have to see where this winds up. Lol
     
  16. noway2

    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    You will you will need an official copy of your radio license. Follow their instructions. I sent them an official copy that I downloaded when I first received it and it still got rejected. SMH.
     
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  17. Car0linab0y

    Car0linab0y Active Member

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    Already hooked up and authenticated.

    Took a couple tries for their system to allow the upload, but once I got it to them I was good.