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IRLP and Echolink

IRLP and EchoLink use Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) technology to connect radio operators from one location on the globe to another. IRLP was developed by a Canadian operator and is based on the Linux operating system. Access to the world-wide system is only via a radio through a local repeater. EchoLink was developed by an American operator and is based on the Windows operating system. Access is through a local repeater and directly through a computer that is connected to the Internet, enabling operators without radios to connect to radio operators through the world-wide EchoLink system.

IRLP - Internet Radio Linking Project

"The aim of this project is to reliably and inexpensively link amateur radio systems without the use of RF links, leased lines, or satellites.

The IRLP uses Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) custom software and hardware. Coupled with the power of the Internet, IRLP will link your repeater site or simplex station to the world in a simple and cost effective way.

IRLP operates a worldwide network of dedicated servers and nodes offering very stable worldwide voice communications between hundreds of towns and cities. All this with unsurpassed uptimes and the full dynamic range of telephone quality audio." - from IRLP Home Page

How to Use IRLP
IRLP Operating Guidelines

IRLP Etiquette
Youtube demonstration
British Columbia Frequency Modulation Communications Association
Edmonton IRLP - Acceptable Use
Scottsbluff, Nebraska DN81fv

How to find a repeater in another city
IRLP Status Page - list of all node numbers

Status of YARA IRLP Nodes
Whitehorse, Haekel Hill - Node 1500
Haines Junction - Node 1662
Dawson City - Node 1898

EchoLink

"EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities. There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 162 of the world's 193 nations — with about 5,000 online at any given time."- from EchoLink Home Page

Note: The Whitehorse Echolink IGate/repeater is temporarily unavailable pending relocation of the Internet access point. Licenced radio operators can connect to radio stations and repeaters in other areas on their computers through the EchoLink program. Youtube example

How to use EchoLink
EchoLink Support

Status of EchoLink Nodes
Whitehorse EchoLink, Mt. Sima
All Nodes