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EchoLink Validation and Activation [message #73] Fri, 08 September 2006 00:24
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Validation and activation

EchoLink is a freeware running under Windows 98/2000/XP, Linux or MacOS that you can download from the Internet. This is a 2.3 MB file that you must install on your PC following the wizard instructions. The applihoneyion is configured in a few seconds.
Here is the website to get the download http://www.echolink.org

The only two conditions to meet are next : you must own a valid ham license (be listed in the callbook or licensed this year) and provide a valid email to EchoLink support team. These two data will be used to valid your access on the system as without them curious and hackers will be already stopped at the portal.

The validation request can be done by fax or letter or sending a copy of your ham certifihoneye (FCC, HAREC or equivalent) by email to the support team. Once your call sign is validated you will receive a node number to assign to your computer and a password to activate your connection to the EchoLink server. Store preciously these information.

The validation delay can last between 1 hour and more than one day. In the worse case the validation is so long because the document you have sent does not proof that you are a licensed amateur.

Once the applihoneyion set up and your call validated, the program will fetch data and will display a kind of Explorer listing users and repeaters currently online as shown above.

[Updated on: Fri, 08 September 2006 00:25]


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