[App_rpt-users] Icom 706 Remote base working (somewhat)

Tim Sawyer tim.sawyer at me.com
Mon Feb 20 17:20:48 EST 2012


dusbabek = yes is a hack for syntor xcat. You should not have it for other radios. I suggest removing dusbabek. 

The symptoms you describe indicate the serial port is not working for whatever reason. Have you scoped the serial port to see if valid data is coming out?


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Tim
:wq

On Feb 20, 2012, at 11:58 AM, K&R Yoksh wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> I've been struggling to find information about the remote base capability of app_rpt. I am positive that app_rpt is able to talk to the radio, but I can't seem to control the radio otherwise.
> 
> When I connect to the remote base node (2214), I hear the message "invalid frequency". If the radio is in Memory mode, it will switch to VFO A, but the frequency and mode are not changed.
> 
> I have not had much luck even learning the command syntax. I have read that a Remote base node will not respond to DTMF commands, so I have been issuing the DTMF commands to the connected node instead (rpt fun 2211 *717).
> 
> Google found some information for me, but this function also doesn't work when issued from connected node 2211:
> 
>      Set freq. VFO MMMMM*KKK*O   (Mhz digits, Khz digits, Offset)
>     enter a freq like 443.675 + as *1443*675*1 (or 2 or 3)
> 
> Of course, I realize that the 706 has limitations with it's CI-v command set. PTT and changing power levels, for example, cannot be done via CI-v. I've been using CI-v to auto-tune my Icom rigs for satellite work for years.
> 
> I'd really like to get this working, and will post a how-to article on my web site once this is working.
> 
> Many thanks for any info. 73
> 
> Kyle
> K0KN
> 
> 
> --- snippet from rpt.conf ---
> 
> ; Remote Base
> authlevel=0
> ;            authlevel=0 Disables all access control
> ;            authlevel=1 Enables access control, and waits for
> ;                key up before prompting for the access code
> ;            authlevel=2 Enables access control, and prompts for the
> ;                access code at the time of connection
> 
> ;functions=functions-remote
> remote=ic706                 ; Icom 706 remote base
> ioport=/dev/ttyS0    ; serial port for CAT/CI-v data
> iospeed=19200 ; COM port speed
> dusbabek = yes                             ; wtf is this? serial port will not work without it
> memory=memory
> phone_functions=functions-remote
> ;mars = 0 ; set=1 for IC-706 w/MARS mods (optional)
> civaddr=72
> ;            address should be in decimal, not Hex as Icom uses. Icom
> ;                hex 58=decimal 88. hex 48=decimal 72
> split2m = 600
> split70cm = 5000
> duplex=0
> remote_inact_timeout=0 ; Specifies the amount of time without keying from the link. Set to 0 to disable
> 
> remote_timeout=0       ; Session time out for remote base. Set to 0 to disable.
> remote_timeout_warning=
> remote_timeout_freq=
> 
> [functions-remote]
> 0=remote,1                             ; Retrieve Memory
> 1=remote,2 ; Set freq. VFO MMMMM*KKK*O   (Mhz digits, Khz digits, Offset)
> ;                               enter a freq like 443.675 + as *1443*675*1 (or 2 or 3)
> 2=remote,3                             ; Set tx PL tone    HHH*D*
> 3=remote,4                             ; Set rx PL tone    HHH*D*
> 40=remote,100                          ; Rx PL off
> 41=remote,101                          ; Rx PL on
> 42=remote,102                          ; Tx PL off
> 43=remote,103                          ; Tx PL on
> 44=remote,104                          ; Low Power
> 45=remote,105                          ; Medium Power
> 46=remote,106                          ; High Power
> 711=remote,107                         ; Bump -20
> 714=remote,108                         ; Bump -100
> 717=remote,109                         ; Bump -500
> 713=remote,110                         ; Bump +20
> 716=remote,111                         ; Bump +100
> 719=remote,112                         ; Bump +500
> 721=remote,113                         ; Scan - slow
> 724=remote,114                         ; Scan - quick
> 727=remote,115                         ; Scan - fast
> 723=remote,116                         ; Scan + slow
> 726=remote,117                         ; Scan + quick
> 729=remote,118                         ; Scan + fast
> 79=remote,119                          ; Tune (brief AM transmission for automatic antenna tuner)
> 51=remote,5                            ; Long status query
> 52=remote,140                          ; Short status query
> 67=remote,210                          ; Send a *
> 69=remote,211                          ; Send a #
> ; 91=remote,99,CALLSIGN,LICENSETAG      ; Remote base login.
> 
> ; Define a different dtmf sequence for each user which is
> ; authorized to use the remote base to control access to it.
> ; For examble 9139583=remote,99,WB6NIL,G would grant access to
> ; the remote base and announce WB6NIL as being logged in.
> ; Another entry, 9148351=remote,99,WA6ZFT,E would grant access to
> ; the remote base and announce WA6ZFT as being logged in.
> ; When the remote base is disconnected from the originating node, the
> ; user will be logged out. The LICENSETAG parameter can be optionally specified
> ; to enforce TX band limits.
> 
> ;98=cop,6                              ; Remote base telephone key
> 
> [txlimits]
> ;
> ; TX limits allow TX priveleges to be assigned to a particular license class.
> ; In the example below, voice priveleges are assigned for US ham
> ; licensees for 40 meters through 10 meters.
> ; Each line contains a LICENSETAG  defined in a user log in command,
> ; an =, then a set of band limit ranges. Up to 40 ranges per entry may be defined.
> ;
> T = 28.300-28.500
> G = 7.175-7.300,14.225-14.300,18.110-18.168,21.275-21.450,24.930-24.990,28.300-29.700
> A = 7.125-7.300,14.175-14.300,18.110-18.168,21.225-21.450,24.930-24.990,28.300-29.700
> E = 7.125-7.300,14.150-14.300,18.110-18.168,21.200-21.450,24.930-24.990,28.300-29.700
> 
> [memory]
> ; Memories for remote bases
> ;
> ;Syntax : CC=RRR.RRR,PPP.P,AAAAA
> ;          C=Channel Number
> ;          R=RX Frequency
> ;          P=PL Frequency
> ;          A=Attributes
> ;
> ;Attributes : a=AM   b=LSB  f=FM  u=USB
> ;             l=Low Power   m=Medium Power   h=High Power
> ;             -=Minus TX Offset    s=Simplex     +=Plus TX Offset
> ;             t=TX PL on    r=RX PL on
> ;
> init=147.540,000.0,fs ;Set to this on startup
> ;init=147.540,123.0,shrt ;Set to this on startup
> ;init=147.540,s,f ;Set to this on startup
> ;00=145.510,123.0,sh
> ;01=145.530,123.0,sh
> ;      00 = 146.580,100.0,m
> ;      01 = 147.030,103.5,m+t
> ;02 = 147.240,103.5,m+t
> ;03 = 147.765,79.7,m-t
> ;04 = 146.460,100.0,m
> ;05 = 146.550,100.0,m
> 
> [nodes]
> 2214 = radio at 127.0.0.1/2214,NONE,y        ; remote base definition
> 
> 
> 
> 
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