No Echolink Audio using a Kenwood TM-71A in SYSOP Mode

Discussion in 'Echolink/IRLP Tech Board' started by N1YV, Nov 6, 2017.

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  1. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Do you have CTCSS Decode turned off ?
  2. K1RFD

    K1RFD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Robert, based on your description of this problem, I'm not sure if this is applicable, but it's worth mentioning:

    There is a common misconception having to do with Sysop mode. In this configuration, the microphone and speaker of the rig being used as the link radio will have no EchoLink function; they will continue to work only as designed, to communicate via RF with local stations. When you've set up an RF gateway, the expectation is that both the rig and the PC are dedicated to the gateway exclusively. This might seem obvious to many of us, but it is still commonly misunderstood.

    This means two things:
    1) If you want to talk with other stations on EchoLink, you'll need to do it with a second radio, such as an HT. The rig's mic won't work for this.
    2) If you want to listen to EchoLink stations who are connected to your gateway node, you will need to listen on a second radio, or connect external speaker(s) to your PC using a Y-adapter. The rig's own speaker, if it's still available, will only give you local stations.

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