What is EchoLink Web?
EchoLink Web is an
edition of EchoLink
that runs entirely within a Web browser.
It runs on various browsers and OS platforms and doesn't
require any app to be installed — just click and go.
How do I get started?
Go to webapp.echolink.org
and enter your existing EchoLink
callsign and password.
EchoLink Web requires a single-user-mode EchoLink callsign
(with no -L or -R suffix). If you enter a callsign which
hasn't yet been validated, you'll be prompted to begin the
validation process. If you get the message "incorrect
password", you can re-set your EchoLink password on the Validation
What are the bandwidth requirements?
During audio transmissions, EchoLink Web uses about
650kbps downstream and 128kbps upstream; this is similar to
other audio/video applications such as Skype. If you select
the Low Bandwidth option in Settings, the downstream bandwidth
becomes 128kbps, with slightly lower audio quality.
Do I need to open firewall ports or set up router port
No — EchoLink Web is a client-server application,
and all its connections operate through EchoLink's proxy
network, so it should work over nearly any good Internet
connection, without any special settings. All data in transit
is encrypted, for privacy.
When I launch the EchoLink Web page, do I need to
grant any permissions?
The page may ask for permission to use the microphone.
Granting permission to
use the microphone is required if you wish to transmit. If
you deny permission, the app will be receive-only.
My computer has more than one speaker or microphone.
Which one will EchoLink Web use?
Normally, EchoLink Web uses the system-default sound
devices. If you wish to change this, you can choose a specific
pair of sound devices in the app's Settings.
Once I'm logged in and connected to another station,
how do I transmit?
You can begin and end transmitting by clicking on the
Transmit button, or by pressing and holding the space bar.
(You can only transmit when the EchoLink Web page is in the
Does EchoLink Web support Alarms and Favorites?
Favorites are currently supported, and Alarms will be
supported in the near future. Your lists can be accessed from
any browser on which you log in to EchoLink Web. However,
these lists are initially empty — even if you've set up
Alarms or Favorites already on another platform, you'll need
to do this again for EchoLink Web, the first time you use it.
Will EchoLink Web accept incoming connections, when
I'm logged in?
Yes, EchoLink Web will automatically accept and connect
an incoming request, unless you've disabled this feature in
Does EchoLink Web support the CQ feature?
Yes, you can click the Call CQ button after you've logged in. Please
see Call CQ for an overview of how CQ works.
Can I log in to EchoLink Web from more than one
machine, browser, or browser tab at the same time, with the
No — when you log in on one browser, you'll be
automatically logged out from EchoLink on any other browsers.
Also, please do not try to run EchoLink at the same time with
the same callsign on any other platform (such as Windows, iOS,
or Android) — this causes erratic operation and is
against our Access Policies.
Does EchoLink Web work with any Web browser?
EchoLink Web has been tested with modern versions of
Chrome, Edge, and Firefox on Windows, and on Chrome and Safari
on MacOS. Some older browser versions, or other platforms,
might not run EchoLink Web properly.
Does the app support any languages other than English?
EchoLink Web has been "localized" for English, French, Spanish, Italian,
German, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Turkish. The language is selected automatically
based on the current browser settings. To change the language, change the preferred
language (setting) in your browser, and re-load the page.
How do I report a bug, or make a feature suggestion?
You can go to the EchoLink
Support page and fill out a Support request. Be sure to
choose EchoLink Web from the list of platforms.