Friday, May 21, 2010
Some of us say that Echolink is not radio. In a way they are right, but I am glad that I got Echolink finally working. My problem was that I couldn't open my UDP ports. There was something wrong with the configuration of my router. I was looking on the Internet for a solution. I find a program PFconfig. The software promised that it could configure my router. It cost me 30 euro's. When it was installed my router was not listed. Aargh. Still I could not open my UDP ports. My firewall was OK. I was almost giving up for a couple days. Then I tried again. But... Then I was asked for a login and password of the server. Which I don't really know. Then I saw in the preferences that I could choose for a proxy sever. So I did, I choose one from the list. And yes, It does work now!!! First I checked the test server to hear my audio back. First it was noisy and too weak. I must turn off my rig, and turn up the mic gain. I made a qso with PDØMNO Gerard and PA3BAT Roel via a 70 cm repeater. They say my audio sounds good for an Echolink contact. I got a real qso feeling as if it was real radio. I opened up a repeater on 2 meter on Curacao and a repeater in Albany, NY. It's really fun. I think I install Echolink on my laptop so I can make qso's when I am with holidays. With WSPR on 10 meter I was reported by EA1FAU. Tonight I had a QSO with 2EØLXA Adam from Keighley, England and EM7MFF from Lisichansk, Ukraine. Both with 10 watt SSB on 40 meter.