How to access Echolink over RF on a local repeater
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
EchoLink is a computer-based Amateur Radio system distributed free of charge that allows radio amateurs to communicate with other amateur radio operators using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology on the Internet for at least part of the path between them. It was designed by Jonathan Taylor, a radio amateur with callsign K1RFD.
The system allows reliable worldwide connections to be made between
radio amateurs, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications
capabilities. In essence it is the same as other VoIP applications (such
as Skype), but with the unique addition of the ability to link to an amateur radio station's transceiver.
Thus any low-power handheld amateur radio transceiver which can contact
a local Echolink node (A node is an active Echolink station with a
transceiver attached) can then use the Internet connection of that
station to send their transmission via VOIP to any other active Echolink
node, world-wide. No special hardware or software is required to relay a
transmission via an Echolink node.