EchoLink Web: The Future of Amateur Radio is Here and It's Browser-Based

This article introduces EchoLink Web, a revolutionary web-based edition of EchoLink that allows amateur radio enthusiasts to operate directly from their browsers without any downloads, offering a subset of features available in Single-User Mode across various devices and platforms.


2/23/20243 min read

In the ever-evolving world of amateur radio, the introduction of EchoLink Web marks a significant milestone. This new edition of EchoLink is designed to run entirely within a web browser, eliminating the need for downloads and installations. Whether you're using a desktop, laptop, or mobile device, EchoLink Web offers a seamless experience across various platforms. In this article, we'll delve into what EchoLink Web is, how to get started, and explore its features, requirements, and much more.

What is EchoLink Web?

EchoLink Web is a groundbreaking edition of the popular EchoLink software, now accessible directly from your web browser. It caters to users by offering a subset of the features available in Single-User Mode, without the need for any application downloads. This web-based platform is compatible with a wide range of browsers and operating systems, making amateur radio more accessible than ever before.

Getting Started with EchoLink Web

To dive into the world of EchoLink Web, simply navigate to Here, you'll use your existing EchoLink callsign and password to log in. It's important to note that EchoLink Web requires a single-user-mode EchoLink callsign, without the -L or -R suffix. New users or those with unvalidated callsigns will be prompted to undergo the validation process. If you encounter an "incorrect password" message, password reset options are readily available on the Validation page.

Bandwidth and Connectivity

EchoLink Web is designed to be efficient with bandwidth usage, requiring about 650kbps downstream and 128kbps upstream during audio transmissions. For users with limited internet, a Low Bandwidth option is available, reducing the downstream bandwidth to 128kbps while slightly lowering audio quality. Thanks to EchoLink's client-server model and proxy network, users don't need to worry about opening firewall ports or setting up router port forwarding, ensuring a hassle-free connection over most internet services.

Permissions and Sound Devices

Upon launching EchoLink Web, users may be prompted to allow microphone access, essential for transmitting. The platform typically uses the system's default sound devices, but users have the option to select specific sound devices within the app's settings for a more tailored experience.

Features: Transmitting, Favorites, and Alarms

Transmitting on EchoLink Web is intuitive; users can start and stop transmissions either by clicking the Transmit button or by pressing and holding the space bar. EchoLink Web supports Favorites, allowing users to access their lists from any browser, with Alarms set to be supported shortly. Incoming connection requests are automatically accepted, unless disabled in settings, ensuring seamless communication.

Unique EchoLink Web Capabilities

EchoLink Web also introduces the ability to Call CQ, enhancing the amateur radio experience by facilitating new connections. However, users should note that simultaneous login from multiple devices, browsers, or tabs with the same callsign is not supported, to maintain system integrity and avoid erratic operations.

Browser Compatibility and Language Support

EchoLink Web is compatible with modern versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox on Windows, and Chrome and Safari on MacOS. It has been localized to support multiple languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Turkish, automatically selecting the language based on browser settings.


EchoLink Web represents a significant leap forward in making amateur radio more accessible and user-friendly. By removing the barriers of software installations and offering a wide range of features directly from a web browser, EchoLink Web is set to become a favorite among amateur radio enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you're a seasoned amateur radio operator or new to the hobby, EchoLink Web offers an exciting, convenient, and versatile platform to connect with others across the globe. Welcome to the future of amateur radio, where the world is just a click away.