EchoLink Configuration for app_rpt

As with all our “skinny” guides on app_rpt, we speak only of the ACID distribution.

In your /etc/asterisk directory you will find a echolink.conf file.

This is the only file you need to edit for a working system to enable echolink connections via one of your allstar defined (or private defined) nodes. You “can” configure this to a node that is not your repeater node. When you want echolink connectivity, just connect your node to it or use a startup macro to maintain it from startup. The reason one might want to do it this way is that you will have the ability to disconnect from echolink connectivity. It can be desirable in some situations. You can not disconnect it from the assigned node.

File contents:

[el0]                                                  ; echolink definition 1 (computer logic 0=1)
confmode=yes                             ; enable conference mode yes or no – allows multi-connections
call=YOURelCALL-r                  ; Your echolink callsign, include the -r or -l or/as per your setup
pwd=YOURelPASSWORD      ; your echolink password
name=Mike                                    ; your firstname or club name
qth=City,State   ; your listed email as per echolink setup
maxstns=20                                 ; max connections on this port
node=804396                               ; your echolink ode number
recfile=/tmp/recorded.gsm   ;  file and location to record audio
astnode=50444                           ; your allstar node number to attach echolink to
context=radio-secure               ; context of asterisk connection

freq=147.210                               ; not mandatory
tone=114.8                                    ; not mandatory CTCSS Tone (0 for none)

lat=0                     ; lat & long (profile) of site – not mandatory but suguested
power=0 ; 0=0W, 1=1W, 2=4W, 3=9W, 4=16W, 5=25W, 6=36W, 7=49W, 8=64W, 9=81W (Power in Watts)

height=0 ;0=10 1=20 2=40 3=80 4=160 5=320 6=640 7=1280 8=2560 9=5120 AMSL in Feet

gain=0 ; Gain in db (0-9)
dir=0 ; 0=omni 1=45deg 2=90deg 3=135deg 4=180deg 5=225deg 6=270deg 7=315deg 8=360deg             ; you have 3 defined servers of 6 or more         ; use what works for you.          ; sometimes, some servers not working


deny=a1ass  ; deny access to station(s) –  state one line at a time:  deny = callsign


You do have a echolink audio gain control in rpt.conf file if/as needed.

You can have a second echolink definition [el1] and more but keep in mind that echolink will only allow one echonode per IP address ( could change someday).