EchoMac
EchoMac
1.16.1

4.8

EchoMac free download for Mac

EchoMac1.16.1

23 August 2008

Communicate with other amateur (ham) radio users.

Overview

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.

What's new in EchoMac

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)

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15 Reviews of EchoMac

4.5
Anonymous
26 March 2003
Version: 1.0

Most helpful

At last Ham radio over the internet for the Mac. Very Cool. Thanks.
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5
Jazzyguy
20 October 2014
Version: 1.16.1
Works GREAT in YOSEMITE.I was able to do several contacts. I love it!
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Jazzyguy
23 August 2008
Version: 1.16.1
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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Jazzyguy
23 August 2008
Version: 1.16.1
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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Adonsa
22 August 2007
Version: 1.16
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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Anonymous
05 January 2005
Version: 1.1.4
I'd like to have it control my radio through the mic socket. We have so few repeaters around here.
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Anonymous
24 November 2004
Version: 1.1.3
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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4.25
Gary Cooper
21 May 2004
Version: 1.1.3
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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4.25
Guido ON7CI
05 April 2004
Version: 1.1.3
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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4.5
Anonymous
12 January 2004
Version: 1.1.2
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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4.25
Jay Tompkins, K6RUV
22 October 2003
Version: 1.1.1
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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4
Eric Bear Albrecht
05 September 2003
Version: 1.1.1
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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5
Du1jmg
11 July 2003
Version: 1.1.1
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
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5
Scott-Brady
20 May 2003
Version: 1.1
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!
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4.75
Anonymous
31 March 2003
Version: 1.0
Great program, I prefer it to using EchoLink.
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4.5
Anonymous
26 March 2003
Version: 1.0
At last Ham radio over the internet for the Mac. Very Cool. Thanks.
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