I've just started using ECHOLINK to make it into a repeater that I sometimes can't reach by ordinary methods and have also been bouncing around to other nodes trying to see how well it works. Looking at the computer interface I can see that it has a real "retro" look, as if it were designed in the 1990's. I was wondering if there are any any add-ons or if anyone else had any insight into this. I have the feeling that it could be a whole lot better than it is and I'm wondering if I'm not missing something.
It's not ham radio.
73 DE Charles, N5PVL
Thanks for the opinion
, Charles. Here's mine. I think it's great to be able to access repeaters remotely and get your signal out on the air. I once had a girlfriend who visited Disney World in Florida and I used my HT to access our club repeater which was an echolink node and dialed into the repeater at Disney World. She and I communicated with our HT's while she walked around Disney World from 800 miles away. Pretty neat stuff. It wasn't shortwave. It wasn't DX. It was innovative and we used 2 meter VHF radio to accomplish it. It was DEFINITELY ham radio.
I haven't used it in over a year so I can't comment on any "skins" that might be available.