Echolink is a computer program to allow radio amateurs to communicate with one another using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology on the internet. It was designed by Jonathan Taylor, K1RFD.

Application Details:

Version: 2.0.908
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.0-rc4

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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What works

Software installs and operates with functionality equivalent to the original OS, specifically:

  • Single-User Mode.
  • Sysop Mode (with crashing that does not prevent use - see below), COM port setup works in Sysop Mode (via adding symbolic link to the proper /dev devices).
  • Firewall Test.

What does not

  • Switching between User/Sysop Mode (Link/Repeater mode) and making related settings changes (i.e. application sometimes crashes when a Settings window is closed in Sysop Mode, crashes when switching to a Sysop Profile, etc.).
  • Program crashes upon exiting in Sysop Mode
  • Explorer View in Sysop Mode sometimes does not appear (after a settings change causing a reconnect)
  • The index and search functionality of the Help are not present/do not appear (explorer-like navigation appears and is functional.

Otherwise, Sysop Mode works FLAWLESSLY. A partial workaround is to:

  1. Create a separate profile for Sysop Mode, enabling the Profile Chooser on start (this prevents a crash when switching modes using MAIN Profile). This is the commonly recommended method for configuring Sysop Mode if you intend to switch between User-Mode.
  2. Exit EchoLink and re-open to select a new Profile
  3. after making settings changes, exit and re-open EchoLink (this prevents crashes after settings changes)


What was not tested

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Additional Comments


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 03 20216.0-rc4Yes Yes NoPlatinumDavid 
ShowFedora 25 x86_64May 30 20172.8Yes Yes PlatinumEd Braaten 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Sep 07 20161.9.18Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 12 20161.6.2Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 17 "Qiana"Jan 01 20151.6.2Yes Yes BronzeTed Taylor 

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