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EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology.  The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities.  There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 162 of the world's 193 nations — with about 5,000 online at any given time. 

    source: http://www.echolink.org/
   
   
 

What can you do with EchoLink?

 

EchoLink allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to connect to one another over the Internet. You can use EchoLink to connect your station (or your computer) over the Internet to other amateurs using the same software, and carry on a voice QSO. This greatly enhances the range and utility of mobile and portable VHF/UHF-FM stations, and also allows computer-equipped hams to access distant repeaters directly.

You can access EchoLink either with a radio or a computer. If you are in range of an FM repeater or simplex station equipped with EchoLink, you can use DTMF commands from your radio to access the EchoLink network. If you are a licensed amateur with an Internet-connected PC, you can access EchoLink stations directly from your PC.

   
   
 
 

source: http://www.echolink.org/

   
   
 
 
       
  Introducing EchoLink  
       
 
 
   
  EchoLink® is a full-featured software package with many important and useful features.  EchoLink® runs on Microsoft Windows®.  It is offered free of charge by www.echolink.org and may be downloaded here from their website.
   
  For more information about Internet linking programs such as EchoLink, see QST for February, 2003, page 44, or download the PDF from the ARRL Web site
   
 
   
  Club Procedures for Using EchoLink®  
   
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  EchoLink® and Windows 7, and Windows Vista
   
 

EchoLink has been tested for compatibility with all versions of Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Vista, the newest editions of the Windows operating system. If you are running EchoLink on Windows 7 or Vista, please be sure you have installed the latest version of EchoLink (2.0 or above), and also note the following:

 

Windows 7 and Windows Vista have a built-in firewall, which is enabled by default. When it's enabled, it generally blocks any software on your computer from being reachable from the Internet. Since EchoLink relies on being reachable from the Internet, it will also prevent EchoLink from working, unless a special "exception" is added for EchoLink.  

  source: http://www.echolink.org/
         
 
 
 
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