Amateur Radio Analog Echolink/Wires-X
Amateur Radio Analog Echolink/Wires-X
Echolink conferences and Analog Wires-X rooms 1 conference or 1 Wires-X room at a time. Audio may come from the local club repeater on Wednesday evenings. Digital Wires-X in mixed mode rooms may be dead carriers. Some analog stations have no audio though.
I'm using a HP Laptop running Windows 10, connected to an Echolink interface that's connected to an USB port of the PC and to a FTM-7250 mobile currently running on 433.000 MHz Simplex.
I'm also running the ScannerCast software on that PC.
I also have another HP Laptop running Windows 10, that currently has a HRI-200 connected to an USB port of the PC and to a FTM-100 mobile also running on 433.000 MHz, and since Echolink is Analog, I'm running the Wires-X software in the Analog mode.
If I'm connected to an Echolink conference, like for a net for example, then I have the Wires-X software connected to my own Wires-X room or will disconnect even from my own room if I ever run into a problem...
If I'm connected to a Wires-X room, for a net there, then I'm disconnected from anything on Echolink, and will only allow users to connect to me on Echolink then, and won't allow an Echolink conference to be connected to me
So far I haven't run into a problem doing it this way.
Sometimes I'll switch the Echolink transceiver over to the club's repeater frequency on Wednesday evenings for their ARES net when someone who can't reach the repeater wants tp use me to check into the weekly ARES net.
I'll allow users to connect to my Echolink node when I'm connected to a Wires-X room for a net there.
I don't plan upon doing any cross-linking between busy Wires-X rooms and an Echolink conference...and only have my Echolink node set up for users to connect to it, if they want to check into a net on Wires-X, and vice-versa, I'll only have my Wires-X connected to my own Analog room, when connected to an Echolink conference..
I'll be running Echolink on 433.000 Mhz Simplex, but if and when I get my repeater fixed, then the frequencies of the DR-1XFR repeater will be 448.975 MHz in / 443.975 Out.
I'll be running Wires-X in the Analog mode on 433.000 MHz, until if and when I get my other DR-1XFR repeater fixed up, then the frequencies will be 147.900 MHz in / 147.300 MHz out.
If I get both repeaters fixed, then I'll be running Wires-X in the Digital mode, unless you can't handle Digital in the feed, then I'll leave it in the Analog mode, which I may do anyway, since not too many local Hams have C4FM capability anyway, so I may leave the Wires-X in the Analog mode.
If I switch the Echolink transceiver over to the local repeater for the weekly ARES net, then the frequencies will be 147.750 MHz in / 147.150 MHz out.
I may have my feed monitoring Echolink conferences *ALASKA*, *AMSAT*, *DODROPIN*, *HANDIHAM*, MICHIGAN*, *SCARS*, and *WORLD* during nets held on those conferences, and may have my feed monitoring Wires-X rooms like, ----AMERICA-LINK, ALABAMA-LINK, SKYHUBLINK, TEXAS-NEXUS, and WOLF-DEN during nets, and maybe even when just people talking with no nets going on, either one Echolink conference, or one Wires-X room, at a time.
Some of the daily Echolink nets that you might hear are: World-Wide Friendship Net (9 AM), Mid-Day Handiham Net (11 AM), Alaska Morning Net (12 Noon), SkyHubLink Severe Weather Net (2 PM), World Friendship Net (7 PM), and some of the weekly Echolink nets that you might hear are: AMSAT Net (Tuesdays 8 PM), South Cars TIN (Third Thursday 6 PM), Outdoor Adventure USA Net (Thursdays 9:30 PM), South Cars AM Connection (Saturdays 7 AM), Southcars SSIN (Saturdays 11 AM), South Cars Open Ragchew (Saturdays and Sundays 6 PM). (All times are in USA Central Time.)
There are nets on Wires-X, like the World-Wide Wires-X Net (Saturdays 8 PM), plus in the SkyHubLink Room, but I stumble upon those, and also stumble upon a net in the Alabama-Room, and in the Wolf-Den Room, but not sure of the times. I've also connected to the Texas-Nexus Room, but just for talking and am unaware of any nets there. (All times in USA Central Time.)