Bug#428123: RFP: echolinux -- connect to ECHOLINK ham radio from Linux

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Bug#428123: RFP: echolinux -- connect to ECHOLINK ham radio from Linux

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : echolinux
  Version         : x.y.z
  Upstream Author : Name <[hidden email]>
* URL             : http://www.example.org/
* License         : (GPL, LGPL, BSD, MIT/X, etc.)
  Programming Lang: (C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, etc.)
  Description     : connect to ECHOLINK ham radio from Linux

http://www.google.com.tw/search?q=echolinux
So many Windows users use ECHOLINK, so Debian users should be able to
connect too, please.


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Re: Bug#428123: RFP: echolinux -- connect to ECHOLINK ham radio from Linux

Hamish Moffatt
On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 03:31:19PM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
>
> * Package name    : echolinux
>   Version         : x.y.z
>   Upstream Author : Name <[hidden email]>
> * URL             : http://www.example.org/
> * License         : (GPL, LGPL, BSD, MIT/X, etc.)
>   Programming Lang: (C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, etc.)
>   Description     : connect to ECHOLINK ham radio from Linux
>
> http://www.google.com.tw/search?q=echolinux
> So many Windows users use ECHOLINK, so Debian users should be able to
> connect too, please.

qtel is on the list of candidate packages for the debian-hams team.
http://wiki.debian.org/DebianHams

I'm not interested in packaging it personally though.
(Flamebait: I prefer it when ham radio involves radio transmissions.)

Hamish
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Re: Bug#428123: RFP: echolinux -- connect to ECHOLINK ham radio from Linux

Nate Duehr

On Jun 9, 2007, at 4:21 AM, Hamish Moffatt wrote:

> I'm not interested in packaging it personally though.
> (Flamebait: I prefer it when ham radio involves radio transmissions.)

Not meaning to start/continue/fan a flame-fest, but I also used to  
feel that way about EchoLink.

Then we installed EchoIRLP on an IRLP node here and I've heard more  
than one elderly ham who no longer is allowed to have radios or  
antennas who is able to reach out of their assisted living facility,  
kid's house, or what have you... connect to our repeater and talk to  
other hams.

The other common use we see is one or two hams on the repeater, and  
three or four others scattered around the world/country/etc all  
having a round-table.  So everything everyone says does end up being  
a "radio transmission" in that configuration.

I'm sure there are hams that also use it PC to PC as a voice-IM  
client,  but I don't see/hear any of that... so don't care... the  
real on-air uses are worth offering to our club members.

An additional side-effect is that IM spam is virtually non-existent  
on a system that requires a photocopy of your license to gain  
access.  (GRIN)  If you're using it for IM'ing... I don't, but it's a  
plus, I suppose.

The old hams and the kids who can't afford radios yet but studied  
hard for their licenses and who use IM clients already... are the  
hams I found hearing on the repeater as being the most satisfying  
reason to use EL technology.

And finally... *if* the Net connections are up/working during  
disasters, etc... 8-12 kb/s is pretty efficient for stuff like mobile  
data cards, etc... from a laptop.  No pun intended, but "any port in  
a storm"... a laptop with EL and the right (even if slow) data  
connectivity can relay information back to places like the National  
Hurricane Center, etc... which has already been done...

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