Ok so I was thinking ...... let's setup a link to a radio via Echolink. I connect the radio and begin to setup as SYSOP .... First error message was a com port issue - seems my USB-RS232 adapter was COM 6 and Echolink was looking for COM 1 - Port reassigned, and issue settled. Next Error Message ........ Call Sign must have -R or -L appended to it. How does one get that? FWIW --- radio on this end is Kenwood D710 and I admit it was NOT IN SYSOP mode at the time. Could this have something to do with it. While awaiting responses here I will be RTFM !!!!