Recommended Echolink Operating Procedures
Our node # is 429535 for mobiles, KJ4IDH is the node ID with K4LKW Lake Wales in the description .
Echolink is very simple to use. Our node is set up very basic and is very much like other nodes that you may encounter, although each node can be set up differently.
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For a list of local nodes click here. You can then select any location WORLD WIDE to view nodes.
Complete Echolink information can be found here.
There can be up to a 5 second delay when working through the internet links so don’t forget to leave a good gap between “over’s” to enable others to break in and to allow connecting repeaters to reset. Always remember that Echolink does require that you pause between your transmissions.
When you connect to another repeater, it will ID with KJ4IDH since that is my node ID.
With that in mind, be polite just as you would if you were using my rig.
Please use the following procedures when accessing Echolink:
1. Listen to ensure that no one is using the repeater.
2. Announce your call sign and state that you wish to connect to the Echolink system. Example: “This is “CALL SIGN” accessing the Echolink System” USE your DTMF keypad to open Echolink and connect to a node. (See the DTMF commands below for codes)
3. After connecting, LISTEN and then announce your station and make your call.
4. QSO! Have fun, it’s ham radio not brain surgery!
5. Disconnect from the KJ4IDH Echolink node. (Press #)
6. Sign off the repeater with your call sign as usual.
Connect to node – Transmit the node number
Disconnect node – Transmit #
Disconnect all – ##
Reconnect last node-Star 69
Status – Transmit – Star 411
REMEMBER- Always ID.
Remember: These are guidelines only! Just use it and have fun!
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