Really getting my geek on!
by Jim Morgan
So I have been scratching my itch to play ham radio but sometimes setting up radios can be an issue for me. Lucky for me I have a shiny smartphone, constant internet connection and a neat app on the phone for Echolink. Echolink is a program that hams use. It connects users to repeaters and users throughout the world by means of the internet. That's right! It is VOIP for hams. Tonight I checked into a net on Echolink called the HamTwitNet. It is hosted on an Echolink repeater in North Texas with the callsign W5RAW. The HamTwitNet is a collection of hams who meet and chat on Twitter and have this weekly net. I enjoyed it. I had to leave early but I plan to return again.