MB7IHA-L [4360] – 70.3625 MHz [82.5 Hz]

EchoLink Gateway located in Kimpton Herts IO91UU

covering Harpenden, St Albans, Kimpton, Codicote, Wheathampstead and Whitwell.

Current Link Status   Links Location Map 

Supported by the Verulam Amateur Radio Club (VARC)

This is a relatively new gateway so reports please if you hear it! 

You should hear a Voice ident every 15m giving the callsign of the gateway.

Make sure you program your radio on transmit at least to send CTCSS tone 82.5Hz the gateway sends and receives this code.

Operating tips and good practice.

If you TX with your call sign the link will reply with a “R” this means the link is receiving your signal and you are all set to use the gateway.

Try and send some of the commands below using your DTMF keypad the ones in bold are the most common.

It is always a good idea to start by sending 08 this will tell you if the gateway is already connected or not.

Why not try *echotest* 9999 this service records your transmission and plays it back to you.

Towards the bottom of the list are some short codes to try these will connect to local stations or other nodes of interest.

Please try to remember to send the # key to disconnect when you have finished with a connection.

With internet links please try to leave a 4 second gap between overs as most links are simplex on this system it takes a while for the system to drop carrier so you can send dtmf commands. Leaving gaps allows other people to join in the the conversation.

Further more detailed instructions can be found on the Echolink Website 

DTMF commands

27 CQ                                                                    

00 Random Node                                                   

01 Random Link                                                     

02 Random Conference                                         

03 Random User                                                   

08 Connection Status (who is currently connected)

09 Reconnect to last connected station 

# Disconnect last station connected

## Disconnect all stations

* Information Message

Favourite / Local Links

002 GB3VR-L 70cms Repeater

003 M0JKT-L (Freestar) www.freestar.network

004MB6ER-L (CQ-UK)  Busy multimode room

006 M0HOY-L (HubNet) this is the most busy conference on the system good fun and normally someone to talk to.

008 MB7IDT-L  Ampthill Beds  145.3375MHZ 77Hz

We would love to hear if you can hear the link or find it useful.


Matt G7HMV