If a repeater announces a callsign with echolink, does that count as iding? I mean at least for the initial transmit, not the end of transmission and every ten minutes? Also, if I connect to a repeater with echolink during a net, and, echolink announces me during the checkin time, is that considered checking in? I'm just trying to gather the unnecessary stuff. Because I've been doing things like waiting for the tail to drop after the courtesy tone, and, iding callsign first and after net comments, when, I noticed I was the only one doing that. Net control said I didn't have to.
Edit: By the way, when I key up on echolink and speak, is what I'm speaking transmitted while keying up like a radio, or, is it transmitted after I release the PTT as if it records what I speak and transmits after I finish?