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Re: Change Frequency

Dave K9DC
 

Nope. you can only ever have a single node on the same IP address. It has always been that way, do not expect that to change.

If you are running Debian, you can sign up for the free IRLP VPN service, which will provide additional unique IP addresses for each of your nodes. For information see https://irlp.groups.io/g/IRLP/files/IRLP%20VPN%20Service

I have no idea what changing your frequency has to do with any of that.

-k9dc

On Apr 30, 2020, at 16:10, David Snow Sr <drsnowsr11@charter.net> wrote:


--
Help I had to change my frequency and now my node is not working when i go in to the node status it brings up my one node. I am running three node from my house. If i remember there is a way to bring up the other nodes with out having it attached to only one IP Address. Any Help ??

Thanks
KD6RGX
Dave


Change Frequency

David Snow Sr
 


--
Help I had to change my frequency and now my node is not working when i go in to the node status it brings up my one node. I am running three node from my house. If i remember there is a way to bring up the other nodes with out having it attached to only one IP Address. Any Help ??

Thanks 
KD6RGX
Dave


Re: Node Time Out

Albert Febraro <w6aax@...>
 

Thank you
I’ll go the route where I will leave the default time out for nodes and disable the time out for reflectors.
Al

On Apr 30, 2020, at 9:41 AM, k9dc <Dave@dcg.us> wrote:


There are two inactivity timeouts. One for node to node, the other for Reflector calls. Default values are 240 seconds and 1200 seconds respectively. Node to node is set in the file custom/timeoutvalue. The reflector timeout is set in the environment file.

export REFLECT_TIMEOUT_VALUE=43200

Set it to the value you want. Although I would NOT suggest disabling it completely, rather set it to a value long enough for your requirements.

An even better option is if you have a particular reflector you hang out on and want that destination to never time out. Simply add an entry in custom_decode such that a particular destination is configured with the “notimeout" flag set, to not time out.

For example, I have three reflectors set to not time out, all others time out normally. custom/custom_decode entries below.

if [ "$1" = "9200" ] ; then "$SCRIPT"/connect_to_reflector ref9200 notimeout ; exit 1 ; fi
if [ "$1" = "9600" ] ; then "$SCRIPT"/connect_to_reflector ref9600 notimeout ; exit 1 ; fi
if [ "$1" = "9735" ] ; then "$SCRIPT"/connect_to_reflector ref9735 notimeout ; exit 1 ; fi


pico -w custom/custom_decode
pico -w custom/environment

You need to be root to edit the environment file. Just be very careful, a single keystroke mistake can render your node totally inoperative.

-k9dc


On Apr 30, 2020, at 12:19, Albert Febraro <w6aax@hotmail.com> wrote:

Can I get an explanation on how to disable the node time out timer in the software? My node disconnects from other nodes and reflectors after approximately thirty minutes of being idle. I understand that the environment file has to updated. How can I get to that directory and file after log in from Putty. And then what value needs to be changed?
Thank you and 73,
Al
W6AAX




Re: Node Time Out

Dave K9DC
 

There are two inactivity timeouts. One for node to node, the other for Reflector calls. Default values are 240 seconds and 1200 seconds respectively. Node to node is set in the file custom/timeoutvalue. The reflector timeout is set in the environment file.

export REFLECT_TIMEOUT_VALUE=43200

Set it to the value you want. Although I would NOT suggest disabling it completely, rather set it to a value long enough for your requirements.

An even better option is if you have a particular reflector you hang out on and want that destination to never time out. Simply add an entry in custom_decode such that a particular destination is configured with the “notimeout" flag set, to not time out.

For example, I have three reflectors set to not time out, all others time out normally. custom/custom_decode entries below.

if [ "$1" = "9200" ] ; then "$SCRIPT"/connect_to_reflector ref9200 notimeout ; exit 1 ; fi
if [ "$1" = "9600" ] ; then "$SCRIPT"/connect_to_reflector ref9600 notimeout ; exit 1 ; fi
if [ "$1" = "9735" ] ; then "$SCRIPT"/connect_to_reflector ref9735 notimeout ; exit 1 ; fi


pico -w custom/custom_decode
pico -w custom/environment

You need to be root to edit the environment file. Just be very careful, a single keystroke mistake can render your node totally inoperative.

-k9dc

On Apr 30, 2020, at 12:19, Albert Febraro <w6aax@hotmail.com> wrote:

Can I get an explanation on how to disable the node time out timer in the software? My node disconnects from other nodes and reflectors after approximately thirty minutes of being idle. I understand that the environment file has to updated. How can I get to that directory and file after log in from Putty. And then what value needs to be changed?
Thank you and 73,
Al
W6AAX


Node Time Out

Albert Febraro <w6aax@...>
 

Can I get an explanation on how to disable the node time out timer in the software?  My node disconnects from other nodes and reflectors after approximately  thirty minutes of being idle.  I understand that the environment file has to updated. How can I get to that directory and file after log in from Putty. And then what value needs to be changed?  
Thank you and 73,
Al
W6AAX


Re: Custom Scripts Location ?

bargainmemorycards@...
 

Thanks Dave

73's


Re: Custom Scripts Location ?

 

Yes to both questions

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



On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 5:05:48 PM EDT, bargainmemorycards@... <bargainmemorycards@...> wrote:


I have a question regarding the location of Custom Scripts.

Do they go into the following location /home/irlp/custom
if they do, do I then use a line like the one below in the custom_decode file

# if DTMF = 0 then run the status script in /home/irlp/custom
if [ "$1" = "0" ] ; then "$CUSTOM"/status ; exit 1 ; fi

Ian

G0HLJ


Custom Scripts Location ?

bargainmemorycards@...
 

I have a question regarding the location of Custom Scripts.

Do they go into the following location /home/irlp/custom
if they do, do I then use a line like the one below in the custom_decode file

# if DTMF = 0 then run the status script in /home/irlp/custom
if [ "$1" = "0" ] ; then "$CUSTOM"/status ; exit 1 ; fi

Ian

G0HLJ


Re: Simplex node ID

David Cameron - IRLP
 

The timer is based on PTT transmit signals, not COR (unless operating as a repeater controller, but that is a different ID script).

Dave

On 2020-04-28 1:03 p.m., pete damron wrote:
The slightest  vor/cos  inter mode  noise  can reset the I'd timer also.
Pete Damron
M5ZLW
On Tue, Apr 28, 2020, 2:48 PM Gary - AG0N <mcduffie@ag0n.net <mailto:mcduffie@ag0n.net>> wrote:

> On Apr 27, 2020, at 11:37, Albert Febraro <w6aax@hotmail.com
<mailto:w6aax@hotmail.com>> wrote:
>
> Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though
the node is usually idle?
No.  The FCC ruled on that long ago.  It should ID whenever the
transmitter has been in use for 10 minutes or more, and once within
10 minutes of the last transmission.
Gary - AG0N


Re: Simplex node ID

pete damron
 

The slightest  vor/cos  inter mode  noise  can reset the I'd timer also.
Pete Damron
M5ZLW

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020, 2:48 PM Gary - AG0N <mcduffie@...> wrote:


> On Apr 27, 2020, at 11:37, Albert Febraro <w6aax@...> wrote:
>
> Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle?

No.  The FCC ruled on that long ago.  It should ID whenever the transmitter has been in use for 10 minutes or more, and once within 10 minutes of the last transmission.

Gary - AG0N



Re: Simplex node ID

David Cameron - IRLP
 

This is how the interval ID system is set up. It ID's on first transmission, every interval after that, and then after one interval of inactivity sends a final ID.

It is standard on all Debian IRLP installs.

Dave Cameron

On 2020-04-28 12:48 p.m., Gary - AG0N wrote:

On Apr 27, 2020, at 11:37, Albert Febraro <w6aax@hotmail.com> wrote:
how Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle?
No. The FCC ruled on that long ago. It should ID whenever the transmitter has been in use for 10 minutes or more, and once within 10 minutes of the last transmission.
Gary - AG0N


Re: Simplex node ID

Gary - AG0N
 

On Apr 27, 2020, at 11:37, Albert Febraro <w6aax@hotmail.com> wrote:

Should my simplex node be sending an ID over the air even though the node is usually idle?
No. The FCC ruled on that long ago. It should ID whenever the transmitter has been in use for 10 minutes or more, and once within 10 minutes of the last transmission.

Gary - AG0N


Re: New IRLP node #piirlp

Dave K9DC
 


Node numbers are not assigned to boards. Rather they are assigned to a software installation which you must have a board, to complete.  If you have been assigned a number in the past, which you must know, it is possible to recover the number by corresponding with installs@ IRLP.net.  If you do not know your number, or if the registered owner is not you, requiring an exact match of the email address of your request, it cannot be recovered.  

To obtain a new number, you simply perform a NEW installation. A number will automatically be issued to you as part of that process. There is no need to contact anyone for a new number assignment.  All NEW number assignments are vetted by a human before they will work. Sometimes it takes us a couple of days to review and install your new key. So do not expect immediate access to the network after just completing an installation. You will receive an email upon installation of your key.

-k9dc

On Apr 28, 2020, at 08:30, vk5cp <vk5cp@...> wrote:

Hi

I purchased a V3.0 IRLP board a few years ago and am in the process of modifying it for use with a raspberry Pi. I cant remember if I was allocated an IRLP node number of PGP key when I purchased the board.

Is there process to recover an old IRLP node number and key or do I need to apply for a new one?  Who do I need to email?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Chris VK5CP 


New IRLP node #piirlp

vk5cp <vk5cp@...>
 

Hi

I purchased a V3.0 IRLP board a few years ago and am in the process of modifying it for use with a raspberry Pi. I cant remember if I was allocated an IRLP node number of PGP key when I purchased the board.

Is there process to recover an old IRLP node number and key or do I need to apply for a new one?  Who do I need to email?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Chris VK5CP 


Re: Network disconnected script?

 

Thanks Dave, I know Kevin will read this, the PING IP is a variable you can set in the script. I'll make one of them the DEFAULT in version #2 which I'm working tonight and I'll upload it.


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



On Monday, April 27, 2020, 9:21:35 PM EDT, k9dc <dave@...> wrote:



There are two private IP addresses good for this test. 192.168.168.1 or 172.23.168.1.  They will only work if the VPN is up.  Any other public IP may work fine if the VPN is up or not.  Same IPs on both Chicago and Sydney.

-k9dc


> On Apr 27, 2020, at 19:54, Dave Parks - WB8ODF via groups.io <wb8odf=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> 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
> wget http://wb8odf.com/scripts/openfpnreset.wb8odf
> 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 **
> WB8ODF@...
> http://wb8odf.com
> 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: Network disconnected script?

Dave K9DC
 

There are two private IP addresses good for this test. 192.168.168.1 or 172.23.168.1. They will only work if the VPN is up. Any other public IP may work fine if the VPN is up or not. Same IPs on both Chicago and Sydney.

-k9dc

On Apr 27, 2020, at 19:54, Dave Parks - WB8ODF via groups.io <wb8odf=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

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
wget http://wb8odf.com/scripts/openfpnreset.wb8odf
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 **
WB8ODF@yahoo.com
http://wb8odf.com
IRLP Node: 8139
1-734-219-2010
Correspondent Amateur Radio Newsline



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

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@hotmail.com> wrote:

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



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