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Re: Simplex node ID

Rick Szajkowski
 

Great to know if I ever put a simplex node back on the air 

Richard Szajkowski 
VA3 RZS VA3ZJ VE3BTE

On Apr 27, 2020, at 7:28 PM, Dave Parks - WB8ODF via groups.io <wb8odf@...> wrote:


Allow me to throw this in for simplex node users as far as ID-ing.

My VOICE/CW ID scripts were written to work just like a repeater controller.

When you start the script, it sleeps until either COS or PTT goes high (which also has a kerchunk filter) when the COS or PTT does go high it ID's in the background if it's PTT or waits until COS goes low and then ID's (again in the background).

While either COS or PTT (or both) stays active the script ID's every 10 minutes, then when the COS & PTT goes low for 10 minutes it ID's one more time, making the ID the last thing your node transmits and then goes back to sleep until the COS or PTT goes high again.

The Kerchunk filter and ID timing are adjustable to allow other countries to use these scripts to be legal.

Having said all that, I believe Dave C VE7LTD built a CW ID into the IRLP software, but I'm not sure if it does all this.


** Dave Parks **
IRLP Node: 8139
1-734-219-2010
Correspondent Amateur Radio Newsline



On Monday, April 27, 2020, 4:08:43 PM EDT, Rick Szajkowski <va3rzs2@...> wrote:


In Canada , I id every 30 min if some one was using it or not, in the US I believe it’s every 10 min , I would treat it as a repeater as I did when simplex , as I did when it got moved to a repeater

It’s a little hard to ID a simplex node when your done , that’s a human thing

To be safe call or email the fcc or your local ARRL rep that knows about repeaters ( non attended transmitter ) to be safe and keep it off .520 !!

Listen listen and listen some more before you pick a freq to put the simplex node on

Nothing worse then put it on a Friday night rag chew freq , because you where away a Friday night or forgot to listen , and you put up the node ....... 3 weeks of a radio on and on freq , or in scan mode with a couple 5 freq , as one gets used delete it from the scan list

Asking forgiveness is not better here ,

Good luck and enjoy


Richard Szajkowski VA3RZS,VA3ZJ,VE3BTE

> On Apr 27, 2020, at 1:50 PM, Albert Febraro <w6aax@...> wrote:
>
> That’s what I thought.
> Thanks,
> Al
>>> On Apr 27, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Dave Schultheis <dave6592@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Al AAX wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle? If so how can I enable this in the software?
>>
>>
>> Your node need only identify every ten minutes when it is transmitting, with one final ID at the end of a series of transmissions.
>>
>> There is no need for it to identify when it is idle.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Dave Schultheis
>> WB6KHP San Jose
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>


Re: Network disconnected script?

 

You are most welcome Kevin, glad I could help.

Via email we boiled it all down to Kevin's node kept dropping Openvpn and either Kevin had to reboot or restart Openvpn

/usr/sbin/service openvpn restart.

Our fix was to run a ping check every X minutes or hours (adjustable) and take a snapshot of each of the 3 pings, If the total of the snapshots = 1 or 2 we know there is some latency and need to take a look at the network but if the total = 3 then automatically restart Openvpn.

I will be putting this script up on my website, it will be called Openvpnreset.

If you're interested... It's easy to download and setup

as user repeater type;

cd $CUSTOM
chmod 750 openvpnreset.wb8odf

Then edit the script, all the details are inside, if ya need help just holler

I'm locked down.... HELP!!!!

** Dave Parks **
IRLP Node: 8139
1-734-219-2010
Correspondent Amateur Radio Newsline



On Sunday, April 26, 2020, 7:56:35 PM EDT, Kevin B <buchholz676@...> wrote:


Just wanted to update that Dave WB8ODF and I emailed back and forth and he was nice enough to take the time to write a script for me to make this happen. It works great! I run a couple of his scripts and they are all great and very nice directions.

Thanks again Dave!

Kevin
VE6KEZ

Re: Simplex node ID

 

Allow me to throw this in for simplex node users as far as ID-ing.

My VOICE/CW ID scripts were written to work just like a repeater controller.

When you start the script, it sleeps until either COS or PTT goes high (which also has a kerchunk filter) when the COS or PTT does go high it ID's in the background if it's PTT or waits until COS goes low and then ID's (again in the background).

While either COS or PTT (or both) stays active the script ID's every 10 minutes, then when the COS & PTT goes low for 10 minutes it ID's one more time, making the ID the last thing your node transmits and then goes back to sleep until the COS or PTT goes high again.

The Kerchunk filter and ID timing are adjustable to allow other countries to use these scripts to be legal.

Having said all that, I believe Dave C VE7LTD built a CW ID into the IRLP software, but I'm not sure if it does all this.


** Dave Parks **
IRLP Node: 8139
1-734-219-2010
Correspondent Amateur Radio Newsline



On Monday, April 27, 2020, 4:08:43 PM EDT, Rick Szajkowski <va3rzs2@...> wrote:


In Canada , I id every 30 min if some one was using it or not, in the US I believe it’s every 10 min , I would treat it as a repeater as I did when simplex , as I did when it got moved to a repeater

It’s a little hard to ID a simplex node when your done , that’s a human thing

To be safe call or email the fcc or your local ARRL rep that knows about repeaters ( non attended transmitter ) to be safe and keep it off .520 !!

Listen listen and listen some more before you pick a freq to put the simplex node on

Nothing worse then put it on a Friday night rag chew freq , because you where away a Friday night or forgot to listen , and you put up the node ....... 3 weeks of a radio on and on freq , or in scan mode with a couple 5 freq , as one gets used delete it from the scan list

Asking forgiveness is not better here ,

Good luck and enjoy


Richard Szajkowski VA3RZS,VA3ZJ,VE3BTE

> On Apr 27, 2020, at 1:50 PM, Albert Febraro <w6aax@...> wrote:
>
> That’s what I thought.
> Thanks,
> Al
>>> On Apr 27, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Dave Schultheis <dave6592@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Al AAX wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle? If so how can I enable this in the software?
>>
>>
>> Your node need only identify every ten minutes when it is transmitting, with one final ID at the end of a series of transmissions.
>>
>> There is no need for it to identify when it is idle.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Dave Schultheis
>> WB6KHP San Jose
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>


Re: Simplex node ID

Rick Szajkowski
 

In Canada , I id every 30 min if some one was using it or not, in the US I believe it’s every 10 min , I would treat it as a repeater as I did when simplex , as I did when it got moved to a repeater

It’s a little hard to ID a simplex node when your done , that’s a human thing

To be safe call or email the fcc or your local ARRL rep that knows about repeaters ( non attended transmitter ) to be safe and keep it off .520 !!

Listen listen and listen some more before you pick a freq to put the simplex node on

Nothing worse then put it on a Friday night rag chew freq , because you where away a Friday night or forgot to listen , and you put up the node ....... 3 weeks of a radio on and on freq , or in scan mode with a couple 5 freq , as one gets used delete it from the scan list

Asking forgiveness is not better here ,

Good luck and enjoy


Richard Szajkowski VA3RZS,VA3ZJ,VE3BTE

On Apr 27, 2020, at 1:50 PM, Albert Febraro <w6aax@...> wrote:

That’s what I thought.
Thanks,
Al
On Apr 27, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Dave Schultheis <dave6592@...> wrote:

Al AAX wrote:


Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle? If so how can I enable this in the software?

Your node need only identify every ten minutes when it is transmitting, with one final ID at the end of a series of transmissions.

There is no need for it to identify when it is idle.

--

Dave Schultheis
WB6KHP San Jose



Re: Simplex node ID

Jim MacKenzie
 

Ten minutes in the US; in other countries, the time can vary (e.g. Canada, 30 minutes).

73
Jim VE5EV

-----Original Message-----
From: IRLP@irlp.groups.io [mailto:IRLP@irlp.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Schultheis
Sent: Monday, April 27, 2020 11:45 AM
To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [IRLP] Simplex node ID

Your node need only identify every ten minutes when it is transmitting, with one final ID at the end of a series of transmissions.

Re: Simplex node ID

Albert Febraro <w6aax@...>
 

That’s what I thought.
Thanks,
Al

On Apr 27, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Dave Schultheis <dave6592@...> wrote:

Al AAX wrote:


Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle? If so how can I enable this in the software?

Your node need only identify every ten minutes when it is transmitting, with one final ID at the end of a series of transmissions.

There is no need for it to identify when it is idle.

--

Dave Schultheis
WB6KHP San Jose


Re: Simplex node ID

Dave Schultheis
 

Al AAX wrote:


Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle? If so how can I enable this in the software?

Your node need only identify every ten minutes when it is transmitting, with one final ID at the end of a series of transmissions.

There is no need for it to identify when it is idle.

--

Dave Schultheis
WB6KHP San Jose

Re: Simplex node ID

Rick NK7I
 

Because you are bound by the FCC and they’ve treated an ID when the station is not actively used (a repeater on standby) as a beacon or a one way transmission, the answer is no. 

Besides it’s annoying to repeatedly hear (unless you specifically don’t use PL during an ID).

ID is a setting in the config. 

Rick NK7I

Smell Czech corruptions are inevitable

On Apr 27, 2020, at 10:37 AM, Albert Febraro <w6aax@...> wrote:

Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle? If so how can I enable this in the software?
73,
Al
W6AAX
stn3913

Simplex node ID

Albert Febraro <w6aax@...>
 

Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle? If so how can I enable this in the software?
73,
Al
W6AAX
stn3913

Re: Network disconnected script?

Kevin B
 

Just wanted to update that Dave WB8ODF and I emailed back and forth and he was nice enough to take the time to write a script for me to make this happen. It works great! I run a couple of his scripts and they are all great and very nice directions.

Thanks again Dave!

Kevin
VE6KEZ

Re: IRLP automated system announcements - Audio Levels?

Bill Hudson
 

Tim

If you can't upgrade or have the old software, put in a "pad" (pot) between the node and the radio and pad the overall audio (man talking in the box) down to a comfortable level, then run the slider for the user level up where you want it.

I realize this is a hardware fix and in most cases, it might be more appropriate to just upgrade the software.

In my case it's easy because I plug the node into a port on a controller, so I set the port level to the "man in the box" level, and then adjust the user's voice with the slider in the node software for where I want it.

CBS Bill
Bill Hudson
W6CBS

-----Original Message-----
From: IRLP@irlp.groups.io [mailto:IRLP@irlp.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Cameron - IRLP
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 11:46 AM
To: IRLP@irlp.groups.io
Subject: Re: [IRLP] IRLP automated system announcements - Audio Levels?

If the level of the audio announcements is significantly higher that the
node audio, you may have an old script on your node. Some of the old
scripts that mixed the "node number 1 2 3 4, link active" scripts have
been replaced. They used to be VERY overbearing.

There is no way to adjust just the audio of the announcements. I would
suggest that the nodes you are connecting to are sending weaker than
normal audio, and you have turned yours up too loud to compensate. When
adjusted right, the announcements should sound the same as the audio
coming in.

David Cameron

On 26/04/2020 3:27 a.m., Timothy Mc Bain - VK3MIT wrote:
Hello Group;

Is there a way to control the audio level (volume) for system
automated messages that is being fed to the repeater? i.e. Something
like a "Node 1234 CONNECTED" message - can the level of that be
reduced so that it still plays, but isn't too loud and overbearing?
Does one of the volume sliders in Alsamixer control that audio line,
separate from normal voice audio?

Thank you - Tim.
VK3MIT / 6363




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Re: Cannot access console

Albert Febraro <w6aax@...>
 

Admin, that was the key 
Thanks 
Al
W6AAX 


On Apr 26, 2020, at 11:37 AM, Albert Febraro <W6AAX@...> wrote:


Hello:
  I'm a new owner and having issue whereas I can not access the control console. I have tried different computers on my network. The required ports are forwarded and I can run PUTTY from my desktop. When I try to bring up the console I enter 192.168.0.xxx/control/index.php. I am then prompted (Authentication Required) for my user name and password. When I enter the login info  I get an Unauthorized message stating that the server cannot verify that I am authorized to access the document requested. Also tried different browsers. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Al
W6AAX
Node 3913 

Re: IRLP automated system announcements - Audio Levels?

David Cameron - IRLP
 

If the level of the audio announcements is significantly higher that the node audio, you may have an old script on your node. Some of the old scripts that mixed the "node number 1 2 3 4, link active" scripts have been replaced. They used to be VERY overbearing.

There is no way to adjust just the audio of the announcements. I would suggest that the nodes you are connecting to are sending weaker than normal audio, and you have turned yours up too loud to compensate. When adjusted right, the announcements should sound the same as the audio coming in.

David Cameron

On 26/04/2020 3:27 a.m., Timothy Mc Bain - VK3MIT wrote:
Hello Group;

Is there a way to control the audio level (volume) for system automated messages that is being fed to the repeater? i.e. Something like a "Node 1234 CONNECTED" message - can the level of that be reduced so that it still plays, but isn't too loud and overbearing? Does one of the volume sliders in Alsamixer control that audio line, separate from normal voice audio?

Thank you - Tim.
VK3MIT / 6363

Re: Cannot access console

David Cameron - IRLP
 

This is not the normal node login info. It is whatever you set the password to on install of the web admin, or in the case of a PiRLP or Embedded node, the third password you set on login.

The default username is admin - the password is whatever you set it to.

Dave Cameron
VE7LTD

On 26/04/2020 11:36 a.m., Albert Febraro wrote:
Hello:
  I'm a new owner and having issue whereas I can not access the control console. I have tried different computers on my network. The required ports are forwarded and I can run PUTTY from my desktop. When I try to bring up the console I enter 192.168.0.xxx/control/index.php. I am then prompted (Authentication Required) for my user name and password. When I enter the login info  I get an Unauthorized message stating that the server cannot verify that I am authorized to access the document requested. Also tried different browsers. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Al
W6AAX
Node 3913

Cannot access console

Albert Febraro <w6aax@...>
 

Hello:
  I'm a new owner and having issue whereas I can not access the control console. I have tried different computers on my network. The required ports are forwarded and I can run PUTTY from my desktop. When I try to bring up the console I enter 192.168.0.xxx/control/index.php. I am then prompted (Authentication Required) for my user name and password. When I enter the login info  I get an Unauthorized message stating that the server cannot verify that I am authorized to access the document requested. Also tried different browsers. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
Al
W6AAX
Node 3913 

IRLP automated system announcements - Audio Levels?

Timothy Mc Bain - VK3MIT
 

Hello Group;

Is there a way to control the audio level (volume) for system automated messages that is being fed to the repeater? i.e. Something like a "Node 1234 CONNECTED" message - can the level of that be reduced so that it still plays, but isn't too loud and overbearing? Does one of the volume sliders in Alsamixer control that audio line, separate from normal voice audio?

Thank you - Tim.
VK3MIT / 6363

Re: Network disconnected script?

Kevin B
 

Hey,
Awesome I'll check that out. I'll be in touch if I have any questions.
Thanks

Kevin
VE6KEZ

On Sat., Apr. 25, 2020, 18:48 Dave Parks - WB8ODF via groups.io, <wb8odf=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
HI Kevin,

This is pretty simple, I have script that monitors a lot of things on your node called "Watch Dog" it's pretty robust and has a PING function that will do exactly what you're looking for... If your node disconnects from the internet you can have it broadcast a voice or tone via your Repeater/IRLP or Simplex node telling you there is a problem.

If you're only interested in the PING function we can scale it down to fit you personal needs.

My phone number , email and web site is listed below.


** Dave Parks **
IRLP Node: 8139
1-734-219-2010
Correspondent Amateur Radio Newsline



On Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:30:47 PM EDT, Kevin B <buchholz676@...> wrote:


I had an idea that I have no idea how so wanted to see if maybe there is something out there. Is there a way to speak something or even beep every say minute or so whenever your node isn't connected to the internet? Maybe some kind of ping script? My internet isn't the most reliable and would be cool if the node would say something or even beep when it's down so I would know.

Kevin
Node 1485

Re: Network disconnected script?

 

HI Kevin,

This is pretty simple, I have script that monitors a lot of things on your node called "Watch Dog" it's pretty robust and has a PING function that will do exactly what you're looking for... If your node disconnects from the internet you can have it broadcast a voice or tone via your Repeater/IRLP or Simplex node telling you there is a problem.

If you're only interested in the PING function we can scale it down to fit you personal needs.

My phone number , email and web site is listed below.


** Dave Parks **
IRLP Node: 8139
1-734-219-2010
Correspondent Amateur Radio Newsline



On Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:30:47 PM EDT, Kevin B <buchholz676@...> wrote:


I had an idea that I have no idea how so wanted to see if maybe there is something out there. Is there a way to speak something or even beep every say minute or so whenever your node isn't connected to the internet? Maybe some kind of ping script? My internet isn't the most reliable and would be cool if the node would say something or even beep when it's down so I would know.

Kevin
Node 1485

Re: sold node 8153

Craig - K1BDX - Node 8724
 

I recommend you take your new IRLP node home, plug it into the
internet and power and then go change the status information for your
node at this link

http://status.irlp.net/updatenode

On 4/25/20, b_garett via groups.io <b_garett=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I confirm I have purchased the node via Ebay from Stephen. If you need any
information such as QTH or any other information please let me know. Sent
from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
-------- Original message --------From: stephen liggett
<sbliggett2@...> Date: 4/25/20 7:59 PM (GMT-05:00) To:
IRLP@irlp.groups.io Subject: [IRLP] sold node 8153 I sold node 8153
to KM4ONG USA
GARETT D BOLINThe listing on eBay is shown below. He should be in contact
with you.Thank you,steveW3RX






Re: sold node 8153

k9dc
 


Actually the only thing that needs to happen is the owner update the status page database. That can only be done from the node itself and requires no other notification. See http://irlp.net/owners/dbupdates.html

-k9dc

On Apr 25, 2020, at 19:57, stephen liggett <sbliggett2@...> wrote:

I sold node 8153 to 

KM4ONG USA flag USA

GARETT D BOLIN
The listing on eBay is shown below. He should be in contact with you.
Thank you,steve W3RX