EchoMac
EchoMac 1.16.1
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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,
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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, audio input device (USB Microphone) and output device (speakers).



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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Jan 2005
I'd like to have it control my radio through the mic socket. We have so few repeaters around here.
[Version 1.1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Nov 2004
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
[Version 1.1.3]

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Rick Prather commented on 29 Dec 2004
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!
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Anonymous commented on 25 Mar 2005
Try tech support for EchoMac.
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Adonsa commented on 10 Aug 2007
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.
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Nick999 commented on 18 Aug 2007
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
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jan 2004
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.
[Version 1.1.2]


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Scott Brady reviewed on 20 May 2003
I was waiting for a Mac version of EchoLink. Having had nothing but trouble with TheBridge, EchoMac was a blessing. I used it today for the first time and within minutes I had made several contacts including my first foreign contact to the UK!! Download it, use it, and have fun. Lastly, I used EchoMac with a 26,400 kbps modem speed, and it worked great!

Thank you!
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Mar 2003
Great program, I prefer it to using EchoLink.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Mar 2003
At last Ham radio over the internet for the Mac. Very Cool. Thanks.
[Version 1.0]


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jazzyguy had trouble on 23 Aug 2008
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
[Version 1.16.1]


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jazzyguy had trouble on 23 Aug 2008
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.
[Version 1.16.1]


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Adonsa had trouble on 22 Aug 2007
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.
[Version 1.16]


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DU1JMG had trouble on 11 Jul 2003
I cannot work EchoMac thru a lan network but can work direct thru a dsl modem.

How can I fix my problem as I am on a lan network.

Josemari Gonzalez
DU1JMG
[Version 1.1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 14 Apr 2005
I have exactly the same problem, I'm using a netgear router and echomac just wont work whatever I try with port settings. but it works fine with a usb broadband modem.
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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 the program preferences and connecting to the network. This will queue you up for approval, and then you just wait. Sometimes it takes fifteen minutes, sometimes it may take up to a day or longer, but that's unusual. However, eventually you should be able to log in successfully. When you run it the first time and put in your information, you can either leave the software running while awaiting validation and eventually you will see the list of active stations appear, or you can quit and come back later to check if you are validated.

I have been requested by Johnathan Taylor, K1RFD, the author of Echolink, to have you visit his Web site:

http://www.echolink.org/el/register_data.asp

Please register your call and e-mail address with him, even though you are not downloading the software from there.


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