EchoLink On Repeaters: Why?

Discussion in 'VHF/UHF - 50Mhz and Beyond' started by N1BCG, Jul 8, 2019.

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  1. KB3WFV

    KB3WFV Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Thanks Tom,

    Agreed, most problems with audio is from the incorrect implementation of equipment and not a function of a particular system.

    To the original poster's topic. The ability to connect to an RF transmitter any where in the world is an opportunity for amateur operators to connect regardless of propagation. Echolink also offers an opportunity for newly licensed operators to get a taste of world wide RF transmitted contacts without spending a dime on equipment. There are tens of thousands of technician class operators, of which many say are not active The use of Echolink may help encourage them to become more active and continue investing time and money in to the amateur radio hobby.

    Of course this only works if those repeaters connected to Echolink actually has someone listening who is willing to talk to an Echolink connected user.

    Brian
    KB3WFV

     
  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Another problem related to Echolink is the old Codec and Fixed UDP ports that it uses. Many ISPs do not work well with it.

    The Codec audio quality is better using other systems, Like IRLP and Allstar.

    Many repeater owners do not want Echolink used on them.
     
  3. KD8TUT

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    Not a fan of Echolink. Which is strange because I like IP based technology in general and do it for a living.

    It never lit my fire.
     
  4. ZL1TKL

    ZL1TKL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Had many a echo link and some have had terrible audio but who cares the contact is the point of ham radio audio comes second unless you are impatient . the most annoying thing about it is people dont seem to realise when you are stuffing around with it you turn on the repeater and it sends out you callsign but YOU DONT TALK then disconnect so you are a identified kerchunker nothing else sensible dont think so !!!!!
     

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