February GARA Meeting: Echolink

Put February’s meeting on your calendar now as you won’t want to miss it.  GARA’s own Tom Bertolino, KB1P will be teaching us how to setup and use Echolink, the global repeater linking system that lets hams communicate even when their radios aren’t nearby.  GARA has its own Echolink node (currently named “K2CPR-R” in Echolink) that will let you use the W4GSO 145.150 repeater via your computer or smart phone, so understanding the system will help you to keep in touch even when you’re away.  As an added bonus, the K2CPR-R Echolink node works with both analog and Fusion/C4FM transmissions, so you can join in digital conversations even if you don’t have a Fusion radio.  Beyond W4GSO, you can use Echolink to connect to repeaters all over the world and make new friends with people from other countries and cultures- exactly what ham radio is all about!

As always, the GARA meeting will begin at 7:15pm at Cooper’s Ale House on Swing Road in Greensboro.  Come early to eat.  More details and directions are available here.

See you then!

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