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gunhead
March 18, 2008, 11:36
Hi All;
Seems like a neat idea to be connected to the files & be able to talk to FalFile hams at just about the same time.
They ask for a callsign validation which takes but a few minutes.
I suspect that using broadband or DSL is in order though?
http://www.echolink.org/
Its a freebie which is good.
I used it for a while & it works good, has conference also & yak anywhere around the world for Bubkis(free):D
73........
Rich WA2RQY/4

gunhead
March 19, 2008, 10:25
Watt, no comments at all?:uhoh:
Rich

sld
March 19, 2008, 19:07
it has been awhile, I get on every now and then.
KE5HMK

gunnut1
March 19, 2008, 20:59
Nevedr played with Echo link. Seems pretty cool though.

gunhead
March 19, 2008, 21:39
Originally posted by gunnut1
Nevedr played with Echo link. Seems pretty cool though.

I had a blast with it, try it!
You can see exactly who in the world is connected & yak with them, just need a computer mike.
I still have to locate mine:uhoh:
Last nite there were 4K+ connected, its listed in order so easy to check.
GL.......
Rich

GySgt D
March 20, 2008, 09:42
I have it installed, but rarely use it. For one thing, my kids love to yank the microphone out of the computer, and I can never find it.

Mainly used it for the Monday evening survival forum net.

C-ya
March 22, 2008, 14:10
KD8HDP. My node number is 360087, in case you want to search that way.

fastback65
March 22, 2008, 16:54
Radio without RF is a sacrelige

sld
March 22, 2008, 18:04
it's not without RF. the computer logs on to the repeater you select. i can be in texas on my handheld and talk to gunhead in florida with out the need of HF rigs.

TbcSEOD
March 22, 2008, 18:15
Might have to look into this :)

73's
KC5SKB

TbcSEOD

gunhead
March 22, 2008, 20:39
Originally posted by TbcSEOD
Might have to look into this :)

73's
KC5SKB

TbcSEOD

I think echolink gives you demo;)
I once thought as does Fastback65 does.
If its not real, its not real ham operation but it does serve a purpose in many regards, even if to only help pass the "dulldrums" during low activity down cycles:tongue:
Even if its just used by local club members on conference set-up when not all members have a radio/antenna, vhf or otherwise:)
Rich

fastback65
March 22, 2008, 21:44
Node # 107124

Azrial
March 23, 2008, 12:24
Perhaps we could start a FAL-Net?

ratas calientes
March 23, 2008, 12:33
Can someone please summarize what the hey Echolink is?

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fastback65
March 23, 2008, 15:37
Essentially, Echolink is a Voice over internet prototcol, that allows a Ham operator to "link" to a repeater or node anywhere in the world through the internet. You use your sound card a and a mic to "qso" with other hams. We had a local ham move to Bloomfield NM recently and he still checks in on a local net through Echolink. More info here.




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gunhead
March 23, 2008, 20:13
Originally posted by fastback65
Essentially, Echolink is a Voice over internet prototcol, that allows a Ham operator to "link" to a repeater or node anywhere in the world through the internet. You use your sound card a and a mic to "qso" with other hams. We had a local ham move to Bloomfield NM recently and he still checks in on a local net through Echolink. More info here.


Correct, or you can just talk with hams, both(or more than 2) being on a computer, no linking or repeaters involved at all.
I had it running in the background once & got a call from a fellow who went & became an Australian ham, someone I knew from Long Island.
He seen my call-sign listed & gave me a "shout", talked for an enjoyable 2 hours without static, hi!
7trees,
Rich WA2RQY
PS- I am not an expert so I might be off a bit in my explanation:eek: