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NAME

       beacon - transmit periodic messages on an AX.25 port.

SYNOPSIS

       beacon  [-c  <src_call>]  [-d <dest_call>] [-l] [-m] [-s] [-t interval]
       [-v] portmessage

DESCRIPTION

       Beacon transmits the  message  text  on  an  AX.25  port  every  thirty
       minutes.  The  message  is  addressed  to “IDENT” and is sent using the
       AX.25 callsign of the port specified on the command line. Typically the
       message text will contain spaces and/or other characters, therefore the
       message text should be enclosed in quotes to ensure they are passed  to
       the beacon program untranslated.

OPTIONS

       -c              Configure  the source callsign for beacons. The default
                       is to use the interface callsign.

       -d              Configure the destination  callsign  for  beacons.  The
                       default is “IDENT”.

       -l              Enables  the  logging  of errors to the system log, the
                       default is off.

       -m              Changes the destination address to “MAIL” and sends the
                       message  text  once  only.  This  option  overrides any
                       destination callsign given with the -d option.

       -s              Sends the message text once only.

       -t interval     The time interval between  messages,  the  interval  is
                       given in minutes and the default is thirty minutes.

       -v              Display the version.

SEE ALSO

       ax25(4), axports(5).

AUTHORS

       Alan Cox GW4PTS <alan@cymru.net>
       Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <g4klx@g4klx.demon.co.uk>
       David Brooke G6GZH <db@fusk.demon.co.uk>