By Synergenics, LLC
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Please note: This app is for licensed Amateur Radio operators only. See www.echolink.org for more information.
EchoLink for iOS provides access to the EchoLink network for validated EchoLink users. You can use this app to connect to the EchoLink system from almost anywhere, using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
If you are not already a validated EchoLink user, you will be required to register (using your Amateur Radio callsign and a password of your choice) the first time you run the app. Please see the iPhone FAQ at www.echolink.org.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed Amateur Radio operator, see www.arrl.org for more information.
EchoLink is a registered U.S. trademark of Synergenics, LLC.
What's New in Version 2.1
This version includes feature suggestions and bug fixes from Version 2.0.
Can't Reliably Connect - A Step Backwards
This version is unusable. The previous version wasn't as fancy in the functionality and interface department, but it worked quite well. This version provides only constantly intermittent, broken audio. It's nice that they added all those other features, but the fundamental reason for using the program, Echolink access, doesn't work at all. At first I thought that there might be a problem with the new version and my satellite Internet connection, but I had the same problem on a cable broad band connection. I would recommend that the developer revert to the previous version until the bugs are worked out in this version. I don't think it's possible for this version to have been properly beta tested.
When it works, it's pretty good
I have had consistent trouble lately. When I couldn't connect using my iPhone 6, I deleted the program and re-loaded and it worked normally -- thanks programmers. On my iPad Air (1), however, while I can find my local repeater on the list, it will not connect. I note that the latest update was 2014, so maybe it's time to do some housecleaning and updates for the recent iOS changes etc. Also, I wonder if the database is being updated. N7ZW
1. Someone needs to explain the 1 QSO limit (which doesn't exist in the PC software)
2. In the QSO screen, when you hit exit, you're still in the QSO screen. The *only* thing you can do at this point is hit 'stations'. Why? Obviously if the only choice is 'stations', pop me back to stations.
All echolink software is kludgey. Get some help from some professional programmers!