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Discussion in 'Echolink/IRLP Tech Board' started by KD8KCH, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. KD8KCH

    KD8KCH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just wondering how people have setup to control their echolink station? I am running a node that connects to our local repeater and need to shut it down remotley if trouble developes.
    de KD8KCH
  2. KD8KCH

    KD8KCH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Guess no one here has theirs setup to be able to shut it down remotly.
  3. N5RFX

    N5RFX Ham Member QRZ Page

    Look in the sysop settings at REMT.

    Also if you are using XP pro or Windows 7 you can use remote desktop, or one of the many virtural desktops.

    Hopfully the rig you are using has a time out timer on it too.


    Mark N5RFX
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  4. KD8KCH

    KD8KCH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looking at using an RF link for control as I don't always have computer access. Rig is an older Kenwood TM 241A, time out timer is 30 min. not good!
  5. N5RFX

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  6. RV3DHC

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    Hello KD8KCH.

    When my node was up and running, I did use:
    1) Linux server: NAT + IP_tables
    2) EchoLink laptop + R-Admin software installed

    I could connect to EchoLink PC by R-Admin viewer (remote desktop) and can turn on/off the node.
    It was a port forwarding from Internet to local home Intranet. That worked when I was far away from my node and could not do it remotely on the air by handy-talkie.

    I hope it helps a bit.
  7. NE8K

    NE8K Ham Member QRZ Page

    I use logmein free software to control the computer handling Echolink. With it, I can remotely access the computer as if I was at the keyboard and mouse. I can turn on Echolink software, connect and disconnect, switch to different conferences, and pretty much do anything the PC can do, except turn on and off and switch channels on the actual tranceiver.

    Works the treat!

    That's why I'm here today actually; I want to find a 2M xceiver that can be software controlled. If I can do that, I can remotely administer the whole shebang, including switch to alternate frequencies such as simplex, or the alternate repeater in town in cases where there is competing traffic on the main repeater.
  8. K6ABZ

    K6ABZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I can always access my node via my cell phone; I just hit it with a web browser. I can bring the node down easily that way. Of course, you can also use DTMF commands to do things like down the node, but that only works if you're not transmitting at the time.
  9. RV3DHC

    RV3DHC XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Remote control to Echolink node

    Regarding the topic discusstion you can use:
    1) TeamViewer for free
    2) make your private network by using Hamachi software , then use RDP to control remotely your node

    :) that's all at this time.. perhaps I will remind something else.
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