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ModuleParrot.conf - Man Page

Configuration file for the SvxLink server Parrot module


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

The Parrot module record audio as long as the squelch is open and then plays it back. This can be used as a simplex repeater or for tests. It also plays back (spelling the digits) the DTMF digits it receives.

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 Parrot module understands.



The length, in seconds, of the FIFO (First In First Out) audio buffer where audio is recorded to. When the squelch has been opened for longer than the time specified here, the oldest audio in the buffer will be thrown away.


Specify a time, in milliseconds, that the parrot module will wait after squelch close before playing back the recorded message. This is mostly a way to prevent the parrot module to start sending if the squlech momentarily closes on weak signals.


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

The system wide configuration file.


Per user configuration file.


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


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


Tobias Blomberg (SM0SVX) <sm0svx at svxlink dot org>

Reporting Bugs

Bugs should be reported using the issue tracker at https://github.com/sm0svx/svxlink.

Questions about SvxLink should not be asked using the issue tracker. Instead use the group set up for this purpose at groups.io: https://groups.io/g/svxlink

See Also


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