KB9HGI Link

Quincy, Illinois

Frequency 147.555 Simplex  Tone 103.5   Node - 376163

Radio Yaesu FT-7800 output 25 watts

Antenna Diamond V2000A 20ft

Echolink interface Rigblaster Nomic

 

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Frequency is listed above with tone.

To view the Echolink map click here

What is Echolink?

Echolink is a computer based Amateur Radio system that allows radio amateurs to communicate with one another using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology on the internet for at least part of the path between them. It was designed by Jonathan Taylor, a radio amateur with Callsign K1RFD.

The system allows reliable worldwide connections to be made between radio amateurs, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities. In essence it is the same as other VoIP applications (such as Skype), but with the unique addition of the ability to link to an amateur radio station's transceiver.

Before using the system it is necessary for a prospective user's Callsign to be validated. The Echolink system requires that each new user provide positive proof of license and identity before his or her Callsign is added to the list of validated users.

Uses

Radio amateurs using the Echolink software can operate it in one of two modes:

  • Single User Mode. If they have an Internet-connected computer, they can use the computer's microphone and speakers to connect to (or through - see below) other Echolink-enabled computers over the Internet and talk to the amateur at the other end.
  • Sysop Mode. This entails connecting their own VHF or UHF transceiver to their Internet-connected PC with a specially-designed hardware interface. Doing this enables another radio amateur with their own transceiver, who is within radio range of this station, to communicate with (or through) any other Echolink-equipped station anywhere in the world. This is the unique feature of Echolink.

Radio amateurs without the Echolink software or a computer connected to the Internet can take advantage of the Echolink network if they are within radio range of a sysop mode Echolink station. It is also possible to link a sysop mode Echolink station to a local repeater, further enhancing the communication possibilities

 

 

My shortcuts on the RF side of the link which makes it easy to connect.

If you know the party's node number you can connect to them by entering

the node number on your DTMF

Shortcut

Command

# Disconnect
## Disconnect All
0 Echo Link Test Server
* Play Info
00 Random Node
01 Random Link
02 Random Conf Room
03 Random User
08 Status
09 Reconnect

Repeaters

Shortcut  Station
10 N9JI-R Quincy, IL
11 KF4IFC-R Corbin, KY

 Links

Shortcut Station
20 W4THS-L Bristol, TN link 146.520 simplex
21 N8MRC-L Saranac, MI 146.420 simplex

Conference Rooms

Shortcut Room
30 *WCIL*   West Central Illinois Conference
31 *NEWSLINE*  Amateur Radio News Line
32 *ROUNDTBL* Conference room
33 *DODROPIN* Conference room
34 *Iowa* Conference room
35 *KANSAS* Conference room
36 *MISSOURI* Conference room
37 *NASA* Listen to Nasa
38 *USA* Conference room