Iphone 4 and Echolink.
Please note: This app is for licensed Amateur Radio operators only. See www.echolink.org for more information.
EchoLink for iPhone provides access to the EchoLink network for validated EchoLink users. You can use this app to connect to the EchoLink system from almost anywhere, iPhone users can use either a WiFi or 3G (cellular) Internet connection.
Before running the app, you must be a registered user with a callsign and password that has already been validated. If you are not already validated for EchoLink, please see www.echolink.org for information on how to download and install the Windows edition first, or EchoMac if you are running MacOS instead of Windows. Please also see the iPhone FAQ at www.echolink.org.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed Amateur Radio operator, see Rsgb website for more info.
Please note that this application uses streaming audio, which cellular providers in some countries may treat as VoIP. Please check the terms of your cellular provider agreement for information about additional fees your provider might charge for VoIP usage.
EchoLink is a registered U.S. trademark of Synergenics, LLC.
There is much debate betweeen Amateur operators as to whether or not Echolink is really Amateur radio, well you can only use echolink if you are a licensed ham operator so i think Echolink is a valid form of communication.
Echolink has given me the opportunity to be able to talk to amateurs all over the globe, i have had some fantastic QSO’s (conversations) with stations in the United States of America, Russia,the Ukraine, Greece, the Netherlands and many more locations worldwide.
It is a very simple app to use and i have had great reports from distant operators with regards to the audio quality from the iphone given that there are no audio settings in the app.
The app works either on home or shared wifi, but works equally well on the 3G mobile networks so it can be used mobile or portable.
I am very impressed with the operation of the Echolink app on the iphone and fully recommend it to people with the iphone
Here are some screenshots of the app.