I want to thank KE9V for recommending the Droid application for
Echolink. A new universe of ham radio fun has expanded on my mobile
device. There are systems to explore beyond the range of a desk top
computer, literally, hundreds of repeaters from all over the world are
within range of my RF-Internet-RF signal.
There is a bright future in Echolink via Internet for use with one's
mobile device. We are following one another on Twitter and/or Facebook
however what if I favorite your repeater node and give you a call
instead of tweeting my status? There is little limitation to this kind
of wireless communication, have hot spot, have Echolink application,
enjoy world wide RF-Internet-RF connections.
I could not access a repeater in Santa Maria (KM6DF-R) from my
location as well as one in Santa Barbara. The droid connected to our
home wireless network and within minutes I was connected using my
mobile device. My HT seems 20th Century tech against 3G/4G mobile
technology. Also, while visiting Hearst Castle in San Simeon yesterday
afternoon, I connected to Echolink and contacted Santa Maria.
Another wonderful ham radio universe to explore using my droid touch
screen and Echolink application. It only takes a few minutes depending
on how one validates there callsign. The effort is totally worth it
given the dividends of ham radio fun that follow.
73 from Kilo Alpha 3 Droid Radio Radio.
P.S. Thanks Bob!