Connecting to multiple nodes - bad?

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  1. VA7TQB

    VA7TQB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello:

    I believe this is a “junior” question, but I have not found the answer.

    I know you can connect to multiple nodes at once. I “assumed” that you were just monitoring, but the thought occurred to me that this may actually “bridge” them together.

    Is there a simple answer to this?

    Thanks
    Tom
    VA7TQB
     
  2. K1RFD

    K1RFD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Indeed, it does bridge them together, so this practice is discouraged unless you're intentionally setting up a net or a linked repeater system.
     
  3. VA7TQB

    VA7TQB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks!

    I am surprised this is not on the top of the list of “EchoLink sins”!

    When I first got it it thought “this is great, I can load up a list of repeaters and wait for for one of them to become active”. I am surprised I was not “voted off the island”!

    But in my defence, I really though this was only in monitor mode.

    Thanks very much…
    I will try and share my errors in a good way.

    Tom
    VA7TQB
     

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