Posted by GuySoft in Crictor, diy, Electronics, Hamakor, ITU, linux, open source, programming, wireless.
Tags: bumbleb, debian, diy, hacking, ham radio, howto, open source, radio, svxlink, ubuntu
The Jerusalem Echolink Node (4Z7GAI-R)
I recently got my amateur HAM Radio license from the Israel ministry of communication. My call sign is 4Z7GAI.
I have been working on getting an Echolink node running on the Jerusalem repeater using Linux. Echolink is a closed proprietary software that lets you connect ham radios to one another and key them across the Internet. Luckily someone wrote a FOSS program called Svxlink, which lets you connect to the Echolink network on Linux., A remote radio control with an echolink server, svxlink-server and an Echolink graphical client, Qtel. I am going to explain in this post how to get svxlink compiled and working (compiling is the hard part). I will also giving out here an Ubuntu package for the lazy ones among you.
I will also add a small section on the physical connection to the radio, an old Icom IC-02AT from the 80s (around my age). (more…)