ModuleFrn.conf man page

ModuleFrn.conf — Configuration file for the SvxLink server Free Radio Network (FRN) module

Description

svxlink is a general purpose voice service system for ham radio use. This man-page describe the SvxLink server configuration for the FRN module.

The FRN module is used to connect to Free Radio Network (FRN) servers.

Configuration Variables

There are a couple of configuration variables that are common to all modules. The documentation for these can be found in the svxlink.conf(5) manual page.

Here is the description of all module specific configuration variables that the SvxLink FRN module understands.

ModuleFrn

SERVER

Free Radio Network (FRN) server hostname or ip address, you can find a list  of active servers using FRN desktop application or at  http://freeradionetwork.eu web page.

PORT

FRN server port number

SERVER_BACKUP

Free Radio Network (FRN) backup server hostname or ip address. When connectivity to main SERVER is not possible connection will fallback to this server.

PORT_BACKUP

FRN backup server port number

VERSION

Identify itself as a FRN client with this version.

EMAIL_ADDRESS

Your email address, which was used during registration.

DYN_PASSWORD

Password provided to you by FRN on registration.

CLIENT_TYPE

Type of the client:
0 - crosslink
1 - gateway
2 - pc only

Read more at http://freeradionetwork.eu/frnprotocol.htm web page.

CALLSIGN_AND_USER

Your callsign and user name used during registration, for example "1234, Bob".

BAND_AND_CHANNEL

In case of PC only user, this is 'PC Only'. In case of a crosslink this is 'Crosslink'. In case of a gateway this is the frequancy in full Mhz and kHz separated by a
'.' (dot), followed by the mode 'FM', 'AM' or 'DIG', followed by a space and the squelch type 'CTC', 'DSC' or 'NONE' followed by the CTC frequency or ID  code.

Examples:
446.03125FM CTC131.8
28.12500AM
145.43750FM DCS828
446.02625DIG CID123

DESCRIPTION

Custom extra information about the node.

COUNTRY

Full name of the country.

CITY_CITY_PART

The city and the part of the city, or the part of the country and the city  divided by a minus sign, for example "City - Street".

NET

Network (room) where to connect, each server holds up to 32 networks (rooms).

FRN_DEBUG

Define to enable extensive module logging, including FRN request and response printout.

DISABLE_RF

Define to disable sending voice from FRN to RIG. Nothing will be transmitted  by radio (could be switched ON by DTMF command later if needed)

FRN New User Registration

To register at FRN service it is possible to use native desktop client or just register using netcat:

echo 'IG:\
<ON>[CallsignAndUser]</ON>\
<EA>[EMailAddress]</EA>\
<BC>[BandAndChannel]</BC>\
<DS>[Description]</DS>\
<NN>[Country]</NN>\
<CT>[CityCityPart]</CT>' | nc -v sysman.freeradionetwork.eu 10025

FRN System Manager should return OK in case of successful registration.

More information about new user registration is available at  http://freeradionetwork.eu/frnprotocol.htm

Files

/etc/svxlink/svxlink.conf (or deprecated /etc/svxlink.conf)

The system wide configuration file.

~/.svxlink/svxlink.conf

Per user configuration file.

/etc/svxlink/svxlink.d/ModuleFrn.conf

Global modularized configuration file. Depends on the CFG_DIR configuration variable setting.

~/.svxlink/svxlink.d/ModuleFrn.conf

Per user modularized configuration file. Depends on the CFG_DIR configuration variable setting.

Author

Tobias Blomberg (SM0SVX) <sm0svx at users dot sourceforge dot net>

See Also

svxlink.conf(5)

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