What is EchoLink?
EchoLink is a VoIP (Voice over IP) system designed to connect distant
simplex, repeater, or Internet based nodes. An EchoLink node will normally
have a computer (running the EchoLink software) with a sound card and
a radio. When audio is received from the radio that audio is sent over
the Internet to another station. That station then transmits the received
audio onto RF. Two EchoLink stations can also connect directly together
without the use of radios, in this mode the connection is similar to
standard 'voice chat' programs. RF based stations can also be connected
to from Internet only stations.
To make the use of EchoLink more enjoyable for all involved,
please observe these "rules" of etiquette.
- Do NOT call "CQ CQ" on the repeater. This is a RF repeater
and giving your call sign is all that is needed to get a response.
- Please do not "daisy chain" EchoLink nodes to this repeater.
Please disconnect one node before connecting another. This will
prevent the repeaters represented from playing id ping pong.
- Please do not carry on EchoLink to EchoLink node conversations
unless someone from the repeater is also involved in the conversation
- Remember this is an RF Repeater. Local RF and emergency traffic
- Do have fun and make contact with us. We love to meet new people
and enjoy the diversity that EchoLink provides.
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