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EchoMac is designed as a single user, single connect application. It is meant as a means to allow you to connect to any other station or conference server on the Echolink system. It can only connect to one station at a time, but if you connect to a conference server you can talk to as many stations as that conference server supports - just make sure every connects to that same conference server and you can have a group chat.

The first time you use the Echolink network, you need to be verified. This is accomplished by simply putting in your information (call, name, location, password) in more...

What's New

Version 1.16.1:
  • NEW: UDP packets originate from same port as destination to facilitate NAT transversal
  • CHANGE: Update URL to point to project on SourceForge
  • BUG FIX: Add CFBundleIdentifier to Info.plist (affects automation)

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, audio input device (USB Microphone) and output device (speakers).

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jazzyguy Member IconComment+3699
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In addition going to the web site refereed to in the read me and putting in your call sign and clicking submit takes you to Echolink which is a Windows app and asks you to d/l an .EXE file which Macs can't use as it is EchoLink! The web site referred to is http://www.echolink.org/el/register_data.asp

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Version 1.16.1
jazzyguy Member IconComment+3699
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I tried to use this version but it asked for a password. I have used many previous versions without problems. My call sign was verified many years ago on the first version. I got a sheet come down on launch asking for my name call and password. Not knowing what password to put in there I put my admin password. It wouldn't let me log in. In desperation I reinstalled the old version from another Hard drive.

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Version 1.16.1
Adonsa Member IconComment+74
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Hi Rick999, thanks for your advice using PPOE. Unfortunately that made no difference. By now I've tried 2 different Macs on 8 different ISPs (due to the fact that I travel a lot, I can do that both wireless and wired). Right now I'm plugged into a T-1 line, no router to configure, with ports UDP 5198,5199 enabled under firewall. Results: nil.

So far I've spent hours trying all sorts of combinations and settings, nothing works. I sent a long descriptive email to the programmer and have received no reply.

Because the software is freeware, I have no right to complain, although I'm already violating that unwritten rule.

Before I enter a negative review with "zero stars," I will physically take this Mac to my ISP and attempt a direct connect with the engineer watching me. If we conclude that the software simply does not work at all, then I'll take my complaint to the MacUpdate webmaster.

If anyone believes that Echomac works, and would like to share enough real details as to how they got it to work, I'll be most appreciative.

A Macintosh user should not have to spend hours troubleshooting a software just to get it to work.

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Version 1.16
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I'd like to have it control my radio through the mic socket. We have so few repeaters around here.

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Version 1.1.4
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I am having problems connecting to a remote site. I can see them just can not connect. When I attempt to connect the software times out and I am disconnected.

If you are using a MAC would you please tell me how you have your machine
configured as it might give me an idea of what is incorrect in my
configuration.

I am using a G4 and G3 iBook both running OS X 10.3.6. Max memory installed in
both machines. EchoMac version 1.13 (v1.13) connection is via Comcast cable modem.

Thanks for your time///


73's
Charlie KB7PYF

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Version 1.1.3
Rick Prather
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The only thing I can suggest is to follow the instructions in the readme file about opening ports in your router, if you are using a router.

Helped me!

Morrie, ve2bws
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I am also have this problem. Times out and gets disconnected. Any solutions on how to configer?

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Try tech support for EchoMac.

Adonsa
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Thanks to the developer for developing EchoMac.

Charlie is correct. I carefully configured my NetTopia router to allow pinhole 5198 5199 5200 UDP TCP, etc. per the insructions; ditto for my Mac. Total failure.
Tried two different Macs on 3 different ISPs. Now trying a Mac direct to ISP, not even through a router, problem persists. Tried echolink under Parallels Desktop, total failure.

I do not think it's a UDP 5198 5199 problem.

I am skilled as a programmer and I've been trying everything possible with zero success. The troubleshooting documentation needs a lot more detail and procedural steps.

A Macintosh application ought to be successful immediately first try. Let the windoze users spend days and weeks troubleshooting.

If anyone knows the secret to getting Echomac to work, I'll highly appreciate finding out.

Nick999
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I'm not an expert at all but in my home network I've found this solution, maybe it can work even for you.
My provider request PPPoE connection so, fi your does the same this probably may work:

1) set up your ADSL modem as a Bridge so that it does not authenticate through PPPoE.

2) enter the control panel of your mac, select Network and under your connection port check the "Connect using PPPoE" and set up there the authentication parameter (user and password).

In my case it work.

Nick
IK3GLF

Gary Cooper Member IconComment+0
Gary Cooper
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From:
W2HJA
Gary

I have found Echomac to be very good. Thank to to the developer making this software avaiable to Mac users.

Features requested on next release:

1. Update on Sort function or wild card character for expansion of sort, maybe by "Area 1-9"

2. VOX and Spacebar PTT

3. Multi-connection

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Version 1.1.3
Guido ON7CI Member IconComment+0
Guido ON7CI
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Works like a charm indeed. Too bad the author has so little time because I also would like the alarms that work on the WINDOWS version. And the possibilty to sort by country. With this in place I would never never use echolink on Windows and only use my ECHOMAC!
Guido ON7CI

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Version 1.1.3
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Anonymous
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Would like to see an alarm feature in future releases similar to the one in EchoLink that lets you know when a particular station is online. Other than that, this is as good as it's windoze counterpart.

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Version 1.1.2
Jay Tompkins, K6RUV Member IconComment+0
Jay Tompkins, K6RUV
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Works great. Easy to set up even with the lacal network at home and office. Would very much like to see a bigger and bolder EchoMac like Echolink. Would highly recommend this product for Mac users. It beter than Virtual PC.

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Version 1.1.1
Toshihiko Suzuki
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I am trying to use Echomac but unable to do so.I have an iBook G4 with 10.3.2. I am able to open the Echomac 1.1.3 but not able to communicate. I have a DSL connection.If possible please advise your procedure so I will try to follow it.

Regards

Eric Bear Albrecht Member IconComment+0
Eric Bear Albrecht
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Still a little crude (for instance, clicking on a column heading highlights the column for no apparent purpose, instead of sorting by that column) but it does work. Having problems connecting to some things but had some nice chats too.

I would like to see things like a mic gain control (I had to go to System 9 to crank it up, then back to X to run the program).

Download site is trying to tell me I need 10.2 to run it but it seems to be working fine on 10.1.5.

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Version 1.1.1
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Date 22 Aug 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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