[App_rpt] "How to" for a simplex radio station

Steve Rodgers hwstar at rodgers.sdcoxmail.com
Tue May 9 09:45:19 EDT 2006


Hmmm.. I thought the E&M/DPO mode was only available to a  remote base, not a 
node. This probably needs to be tested.

Steve.
 

On Monday 08 May 2006 23:43, Jim Duuuude wrote:
> Steve, huh? If you have a digium FXS port, and a simplex radio, you can use
> the port in
> E&M mode (it makes a DPO trunk) and fully implements COR and PTT (simplex
> audio) on
> a 2 wire port just fine.
>
> using duplex < 2 in this configuration with an ARIB in 2 wire mode should
> work fine, and
> it it doesnt, we need to fix it.
>
> >From: Steve Rodgers <hwstar at rodgers.sdcoxmail.com>
> >Reply-To: Asterisk Repeater Controler <app_rpt at lists.illiana.net>
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> >Francois,
> >
> >We support simplex operation with the duplex= statement in the node block.
> >Normally the default is duplex=2 which is a full duplex repeater. Duplex=0
> >is
> >a simplex node with no telemetry, and duplex=1 is a simplex node with
> >telemetry. Telemetry is command responses, ID's, etc.
> >
> >For node use, app_rpt requires 2 FXS ports are required per node (one for
> >TX
> >and one for RX) Regardless if it is duplex or not.
> >
> >On Monday 08 May 2006 05:42, f6hqz-m at hamwlan.net wrote:
> > > Hello Jim and Steve,
> > >
> > > I hope all is fine for you two  :-)
> > >
> > > I am tempting to connect few simplex stations (1 VHF, 1 UHF and 1 HF)
> > > to
> >
> >my
> >
> > > Asterisk in my chack.
> > > I want to connect them directly to my TDM2433E card, because I have
> > > "too much" FXS lines available.
> > >
> > > So, I am wondering how to use this FXS lines and I have probably missed
> > > something because I can't.
> > > I have searched some examples on Voi-info, Zapata and QRV web sites,
> > > without seen any kind of help for my usage or few explanations about
> > > the method used for COR and PTT actions through such a FXS.
> >
> >You need our ARIB board for this.
> >
> > > If I read the zapata. and zaptel.conf exampel files included into the
> > > Asterisk distro, I can see that it seems to be possible to use 2
> >
> >different
> >
> > > kinds of signaling for FXS and radio : E&M or "sf" or "fxsks" or
> > > "fxsgs"
> >
> >in
> >
> > > zaptel.conf, and em_txrx or sf_txrx in zapata.conf...
> > > I don't understand well what I must use for my situation (I don't know
> >
> >how
> >
> > > works E&M signaling exactly).
> > > I have choosen em_txrx thinking that this could be used on only one FXS
> > > channel to have COR and PTT.
> >
> >E&M is just a placeholder for implementing COR and PTT signalling and only
> >used with the quad radio PCI card.
> >
> >You do it like this...
> >
> >zaptel.conf:
> >
> >fxogs=17 # TX bench test pair channel 17 on channelbank
> >fxols=18 # RX bench test pair channel 18 on channelbank
> >
> >
> >zapata.conf:
> >
> >; Channel 17,18
> >
> >callwaiting=no
> >threewaycalling=no
> >transfer=no
> >context=ext-disconnected
> >mailbox=
> >callerid="Bench TX"<117>
> >signalling=fxo_tx
> >channel = 17
> >
> >signalling=fxo_rx
> >context=ext-disconnected
> >threewaycalling=no
> >callwaiting=no
> >transfer=no
> >mailbox=
> >callerid="Bench RX"<118>
> >channel = 18
> >
> >
> >rpt.conf:
> >
> >[112] ; node block
> >
> >rxchannel = Zap/18                      ; Rx audio/signalling channel
> >; Note: if you use a unified interface (tx/rx on one channel), only
> >; specify the rxchannel and the txchannel will be assumed from the
> >rxchannel
> >txchannel = Zap/17                      ; Tx audio/signalling channel
> >
> >duplex = 1;		Simplex node with telemetry
> >; Other config stuff for the node block (don't assume that the lines above
> >are
> >all that is required!!!!
> >.
> >.
> >.
> >
> > > But, I can't access to my "node" when I tempt to call it with apt(100)
> >
> >or
> >
> > > apt(100|X) into extensions.conf.
> > > Asterisk console tells me :
> > > May  8 14:32:23 WARNING[1562]: app_rpt.c:5866 rpt_exec: Cannot find
> > > specified system node 001
> > >
> > > In my rpt.conf, I have very few lines for this first test link :
> > >
> > > [001]                                   ; Node ID of first repeater
> > > ;VHF Base #1 FT290R
> > > rxchannel = Zap/2                       ; Rx audio/signalling channel
> > > context = HAMWLAN                       ; dialing context for phone
> > > callerid = ""F6HQZ_VHF_BASE1" <77005>   ; Callerid for phone calls
> > >
> > > [nodes]
> > > 001=radio at 127.0.0.1/001,NONE
> > >
> > > So dear OM's, could you help me to start this simplex stations that I
> >
> >want
> >
> > > to add to your main Asterisk radio network ?
> > > May be it could be nice to write some such paper in the voip-info wiki
> >
> >to
> >
> > > have a real example to start easyly ?
> > >
> > > I hope to start my radio link before the may 20th, due to a HAMfest in
> > > France with hudreds of HAMs.
> > > I will be pleased to annouce and show this first France/USA radio link
> >
> >with
> >
> > > Asterisk boxes and your RPT application working.
> > >
> > > For now, I have (too) few HAM's connected to my Asterisk box, chating
> > > together, but having only receivers access (2 HF RX on 7 MHz band).
> > >
> > > If you want check my HF listening channels, I can give you an IAX2
> >
> >account
> >
> > > or we can create an IAX2 trunk immediatly that could be used later for
> >
> >our
> >
> > > future radio link between our two countries.
> > >
> > > Best 73's,
> > > F6HQZ,
> > > Francois BERGERET,
> > > France.
> >
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