EchoMac
EchoMac
1.16.1

4.8

EchoMac free download for Mac

EchoMac

1.16.1
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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Anonymous
26 March 2003

Most helpful

At last Ham radio over the internet for the Mac. Very Cool. Thanks.
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Version 1.0
Jazzyguy
20 October 2014
Works GREAT in YOSEMITE.I was able to do several contacts. I love it!
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Version 1.16.1
Jazzyguy
23 August 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
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Version 1.16.1
Jazzyguy
23 August 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.
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Version 1.16.1
Adonsa
22 August 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.
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Version 1.16
Anonymous
05 January 2005
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
24 November 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
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Version 1.1.3
4 answer(s)
Rick-Prather
Rick-Prather
29 December 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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Version 1.1.4
Morrie, ve2bws
Morrie, ve2bws
25 March 2005
I am also have this problem. Times out and gets disconnected. Any solutions on how to configer?
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Version 1.1.4
Anonymous
Anonymous
25 March 2005
Try tech support for EchoMac.
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Version 1.1.4
Adonsa
Adonsa
11 August 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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Version 1.16
Gary Cooper
21 May 2004
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
05 April 2004
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
Anonymous
12 January 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.
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Version 1.1.2
Jay Tompkins, K6RUV
22 October 2003
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
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4.8

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  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
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