1 Mar 2010

EchoLink on the Iphone

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.

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.

A new application is now available that allows radio amateurs to use the EchoLink system from their iPhone or iPod.
I recently downloaded an EchoLink app onto my Iphone an am having alot of fun with it, connecting to repeaters an stations at home in Ireland an also stations around the world. The application is free to download and all you have to do is download the software for your PC. 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.

You can use this app to connect to the EchoLink system from almost anywhere, using either an iPhone or an iPod touch. (For an iPod touch, you will need to plug in earphones with a microphone, even if you only plan to listen; this limitation will be addressed in a future release.)

iPhone users can use either a WiFi or 3G (cellular) Internet connection.


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