Echolink is back up and running

EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio’s communications capabilities. There are more than 112,000 registered users in 147 countries worldwide!

For licensed hams, EchoLink® software opens up new possibilities for communicating around the world with other amateurs. Your PC links you or your local repeater to any of more than 112,000 other stations over the Internet.

EchoLink® connects to a conventional FM transceiver using either the custom-designed linking interface boards from WB2REM and VA3TO, or general-purpose digital-mode interfaces such as the RIGblaster from West Mountain Radio. You can even build your own interface from junk-box parts. The board connects to your computer’s sound card and serial port.

Virtually any type of Internet connection may be used with EchoLink®, from dial-up to DS3. Custom settings allow you to tailor EchoLink® to compensate for older computers or slower Internet connections.

The Node number for the Splitrock ARA Repeater (WS2R-R) is #846078.