[App_rpt-users] announcements

Kevin Custer kuggie at kuggie.com
Sun Sep 8 20:21:54 EDT 2013


On 9/8/2013 4:38 PM, Buddy Brannan wrote:
> I agree that this is a great feature that Xipar has. Also subjective, and I don't know what they're doing differently, but I have an easier time with level adjustments with Xipar (the automatic level setting for rxnoise seems to work a bit better), and at least on my radios, audio "sounds" better, better being kind of relative, yes, I understand that.

I guess it depends on if you are using the audio w-i-d-e-n-i-n-g filter 
rules.  If you are - then they are not relative, but real improvements 
in audio quality.
In zipper, the following apply:

rxlpf=x
txlpf=x
txhpf=x
txlpf=x

x can be 0, 1 or 2.
More info here:
http://www.wanrepeater.com/xipar_urd_filters.doc




>   However, it looks like xipar is missing a couple things that main line acide distro has, I mean besides that acid works with Allstar's autopatch and dial-in service without additional fiddling. Doesn't appear Xipar has the provision for recording or streaming from app_rpt.

Recording and Streaming - sure it does.  We record everything and it is 
streamed on Radio Reference.
Contact Brian Burton - KB3ORS for details on this.


>   Also, it looks like ID pitch and volume are fixed (and a bit lo of my taste),

You have to put in the following in rpt.conf then you can set it however 
you like.
morse = morse
Then, adjust the settings in the [morse] stanza.


>   and the echo link channel driver didn't compile last time I tried a beta of it several months ago.

Not sure - I personally don't do Echolink, but it worked the last time 
someone else did a new install and connected to WAN.


>   And i at least don't really need or want Freepbx. So, until or unless Echolink gets worked out along with streaming/recording, I'm sticking with acid, even in spite of some of xipar's real advantages.

That's why there are several distros.

IMHO there are two BIG disadvantages currently with XIPAR - No 
WebTransceiver and no AllMon.   So, I run two servers with ACID - all 
fixed...

Kevin



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