VE6LAW is connected to EchoLink which allows licenced Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using voice-over-IP (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 200,000 validated users worldwide – in 162 of the world’s nations – with 4,000 online at any given time. NCAARC uses a Kenwood TM-V71A radio for this purpose.
Echolink DTMF Functions:
(Node#) - Connect to a station on the Internet, based on its node number
(00) - Selects an available node (of any type) at random, and tries to connect to it.
(01) - Selects an available link or repeater (-L or -R) at random, and tries to connect to it.
(02) - Selects a conference server at random, and tries to connect to it.
(03) - Selects an available single-user station at random, and tries to connect to it.
(#) - Disconnects the station that is currently connected. If more than one station is connected, disconnects the most recently connected station.
(##) - Disconnects all stations.
(09) - Re-connects to the station that most recently disconnected.
(*) - Plays a brief ID message.
(123) - Plays the current time.
(**1) - Plays the current temperature.
(**2 ) - Plays the local (St. Albert) weather forecast.
(**3) - Plays any weather warnings for the St. Alberta area.
There will be more DTMF functions added in the future.
Should any members have any difficulties operating EchoLink or if you have noticed a problem, please contact our VE6STE.
Steve – VE6STE