N9QIP has an Echolink node located on the West side of Watertown, WI. To use Echolink
via RF, set your radio to 440.150MHz plus offset with a PL of 123
Echolink is controlled using your touch tone pad of your radio.
To locate active links go to the EchoLink WEB Page and click on "Link Status"
then check the "Show Links Near" box and enter the area you wish to contact.
Decide which station you wish to connect to, locate the "node number" and that is
what you key into your DTMF mic pad. (don't forget to ID with your station call
before you start, and also remember to disconnect the link when done -- DTMF code # )
Here's how to connect to the "EchoLink" node:
1. Key up, identify yourself, then enter "08" to get our status -- you'll find out if
anyone is already connected. If so, please wait until the other stations are done.
2. To link-up to a EchoLink node, key up, give your call sign, send the desired 4-6 digit
node number. Example 1234. After the link telemetry confirms that the link is on, wait to
be sure there is no traffic, then have your QSO. To disconnect, key up, identify, and send #
to disconnect, wait until you hear the link-off telemetry, and then sign clear. During your
QSO, be sure to pause 3 seconds at each transmission turnover in order to provide enough time
for others to break in. Reset (for 3 seconds) at least every 3 minutes, or you will time out
the Node. Key up for 1 second before talking to let the link and the distant repeater come up.
If you try to connect to an EchoLink station through a IRLP station and you canít get in,
follow the procedure below:
To link up to an IRLP station, follow the above procedure, but prefix the Echolink node number
with the C key. Example (C123456).
All FCC Part 97 Rules apply to this mode.
Other DTMF codes:
. 00 - Connect to a Random Node
. 01 - Connect to a Random Link
. 02 - Connect to a Random Conference
. 03 - Connect to a Random User
. 08 Ė Status
There are ways to "query by call" with "07" and "connect by call" with "C". Check out the
documentation/download the software at EchoLink.org
Good luck and have fun with this new mode.