Techs on echolink

Discussion in 'Echolink/IRLP Tech Board' started by KF5UNI, Nov 13, 2017.

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  1. KF5UNI

    KF5UNI Ham Member QRZ Page

    The *ARUFON* net confrences on Echolink 712627 on Saturdays at 0001Z but it also transmits over HF freq 3845 KHz. When an Echolink node is tied to a General Priviledges Freq like this, it is only for a tech to monitor correct? The tech should not use this node right? Thx.
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  2. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    When configured to transmit over an HF frequency where automatic control is not permitted, there has to be a control operator on duty for the RF part of the connection. All transmissions are going out under the license of that control operator, whoever he is. So, that control operator is in charge of that portion, and everyone else operates as third party traffic, so third party rules would be in place.

    It would not be permissible to let people talk automatically over this link, without a control operator present, at least under US rules.
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  3. KB3VWG

    KB3VWG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Also, to add, the operator of the RF portion of the link is the control operator (usually the callsign on the Node).

    In a conference, each RF node connected has its own control operator. Therefore for the HF station connected, the person with the HF privileges should be the control operator of the Echolink-connected node. 3rd Party rules apply.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
  4. KD0WQP

    KD0WQP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Which brings me to the next question: What are the third-party rules as such?

    For instance, if I'm sitting next to my nephew who's studying for his tech license, can I allow him to use my call sign to call CQ on 20m?
  5. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes. You could do that even if he wasn't studying for his tech. He wouldn't legally be able to answer anyone who was from a country where we didn't have a third party agreement.
  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You have to ID with your call, Identifying that he is third party traffic.
  7. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    No, that is not correct. There is no rule requiring this.
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    So I can let my wife use my radio and call sign ?
  9. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yes, if you are the control operator at the control point. GOTA stations do this every Field Day.
  10. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    OK. I guess that is why I hear children using their fathers radio now a days.

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