[App_rpt-users] Courtesy Tones.....

Jon Rorke jrorke at cogeco.ca
Tue Jun 25 08:34:58 EDT 2013


Ok VOX is really unstable and not recommended if at all possible.
As it has been said "Friends dont let friends use VOX"

Hopefully once you get some hard connections to your radio then the 
problem will go away.

Jon RQ


On 6/24/2013 4:16 PM, James Hill wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I've had a lengthy QSO with Mike, KB8JNM and followed the suggestions 
> via this list.
>
> The only thing that seems to stop the problem, is by setting 
> rxondelay=120 in usbradio.conf. That in itself presents a problem, as 
> the delay switching on the RX seems to be far more than 120ms, more 
> like 4 seconds!
>
> I could probably live with it, but John Q. Ham who happens to be 
> passing through town and trying to use the node might have something 
> different to say, and start badmouthing etc.
>
> One thing I have noticed is this: I connected to my node via Echolink 
> (with rxondelay=0), on my Android cell. I put a call out via my node. 
> Whilst my node was going through it's pip pip cycle, I noticed that 
> the green RX icon was up on the Echolink app, but no sound was coming 
> through. The moment my node finally pipped it's last pip, the RX icon 
> dropped, and the Echolink app gave it's roger beep.
>
> So while it is going through it's tx pip cycle, it's also still saying 
> it's TXing to the network.
>
> If I set the all of the courtesy tones to 0 (apart from linkunkeyct) 
> it looks for: app_rpt.c: telem_lookup:ctx failed on Zap/pseudo-1205069161
>
> If I comment the lines out in rpt.conf, I just get bursts of carrier 
> with no tones.
>
> Mike wondered if it was due to the fact that I'm using vox instead of 
> hard cor, and it's a timing issue. I'm not in a position to run 
> hardware cor yet, as I'm not on the final radio - it's a Moto HT600 
> that I've temporarily pressed into service until I can find a good 
> cheap commercial set that only has one or two channels. I'm not paying 
> megabucks (approx $120 in the UK) for a 4ch GM-350 just to sit on a node!
>
> Here is a short vid of what it's doing:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrWrEq3f6Ek
>
> Until I can get it fixed, then I'm going to have to run with duplex=0 
> in rpt.conf :-(
>
> Cheers all,
>
> James G0FHM
>
>
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