Echolink and MCARC

Callsign KG4FZR/R, 442.275(+)141.3, Node # 608045

MCARC provides Echolink to our area for all amateurs to use,
and is available on our 442.275(+)141.3 repeater.

The "link" radio and computer are located and hosted by KA4JPB.

To use Echolink, use the following guidelines.

From the RF side, key up and say "<your callsign> accessing Echolink", hit nnnnn (the node number) to connect,
## to disconnect, and ID when finished, per FCC Part 97.

(NOTE: nnnnn = the node number of the station, link, repeater, or conference you wish to connect to)

If you are in a remote location (on vacation, etc) and wish to talk to the folks "back home",
open Echolink on your computer, find KG4FZR-R in the list, and hit connect.

NOTE: For RF stations, it is best to let the repeater drop between
transmissions
when talking to Echolink Connected stations.
This allows for stations coming in and out
of Echolink, and for all time out timers to reset.

To download Echolink, go to http://www.echolink.org/ .

To check what repeaters are on Echolink, check http://www.echolink.org/links.jsp.
(NOTE: There is a site http://www.echolinkmap.org/ but it is not updated regularly.)

NEW! There is also an "app" for the IPhone that allows you to use Echolink!
Bob, KC4KUZ has tried it and it works!

Listing of EchoLink Commands Sent by Radio DTMF
Commands highlighted in yellow are the most used.

Command Description Default
Connect Connects to a station on the Internet, based on its node number. num
Random Node Selects an available node (of any type) at random, and tries to connect to it. 00
Random Link Selects an available link or repeater (-L or -R) at random, and tries to connect to it. 01
Random Conf Selects a conference server at random, and tries to connect to it. 02
Random User Selects an available single-user station at random, and tries to connect to it. 03
RandomFavNode Selects an available node (of any type) at random from the Favorites List, and tries to connect to it. 001
RandomFavLink Selects an available link or repeater (-L or -R) at random from the Favorites List, and tries to connect to it. 011
RandomFavConf Selects a conference server at random from the Favorites List, and tries to connect to it. 021
RandomFavUser Selects an available single-user station at random, and tries to connect to it. 031
Disconnect Disconnects the station that is currently connected. If more than one station is connected, disconnects only the most-recently-connected station. #
Disconnect All Disconnects all stations. ##
Reconnect Re-connects to the station that most recently disconnected. 09
Status Announces the callsign of each station currently connected. 08
Play Info Plays a brief ID message. *