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Echolink is a program that allows phones and computers to connect to a repeater or simplex radio node, or two repeaters to connect to each other over the internet. The program can run in either Single-User (client) mode or Sysop (server) mode.
The Single-User mode is what you need to use to connect your smartphone or computer to a repeater over the internet. It's very useful to check in to nets or connect with other hams when you're out of reach from the repeater.
The Sysop mode is used to interface a radio (or repeater) to the echolink system via the internet. The VE7RXZ-R node consists of:
On the left is the Echolink setup, and on the right is VA7FI's Winlink/APRS setup.1)
Note: There are other configuration settings to look at. The ones shown here are mostly for getting the sound working.
To configure the Signalink unit properly:
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