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ModuleTrx.conf - Configuration file for the SvxLink transceiver control module
svxlink is a general purpose voice service system for ham radio use. This man-page describe the SvxLink server configuration for the transceiver control module. The transceiver control module is used to remotely control and operate a transceiver through a SvxLink node. The module is configured by setting up one or more bands to operate the transceiver on. It is even possible to support multiple transceivers by having multiple band definitions but with differing RX and TX configurations. This make it possible to for example support HF, VHF, UHF etc using the same module. It is only possible to select the operating frequency through the command interface but with intelligent band configurations it is possible to select the modulation and other parameters as well, like listen only bands. It is also possible to select a band through a shortcut. The configured default frequency for the band will then be selected. Single frequency channels are configured by setting up a band that span only one frequency. The channel can then be selected by either entering a possibly configured shortcut or the frequency for the channel. When entering a frequency on the control interface, a band is selected that match the entered frequency. If there are more than one band that match the frequency there are some rules for which of the bands to select. • If the new frequency falls within a band that is a subband of another band, the subband is selected. This make it possible to configure regions of a larger band differently than the whole band, like making parts of a band listen only or selecting another modulation. It also make it possible to define channels within the band that have different settings like repeater shift. • If the new frequency falls within a band that is overlapping with the current band but that is not a subband of the current band, the band having the lowest valued shortcut will be selected. If there is no shortcut configured, the band with the lowest lower frequency limit will be selected. • If there is a band currently selected and the new band is not a subband, the transceiver will prefer to stay on the current band. Another band can be selected explicitly by setting a shortcut on it and first use that shortcut to switch to the other band. • If the above rules does not appy it is undefined which band get selected.
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 transceiver control module understands. The configuration file consists of one global section, that by default is called ModuleTrx, and then there are one or more band configuration sections. The global configuration variables will serve as a default for all band configuration sections. ModuleTrx RX Specify a receiver configuration section in the same way that it is done in the rest of SvxLink. It is even possible to use receivers defined in other SvxLink configuration files. If a receiver is defined in the ModuleTrx configuration file it is good practise, but not required, to prefix the configuration section name with ModuleTrx:, like [ModuleTrx:Rx1]. TX Specify a transmitter configuration section in the same way that it is done in the rest of SvxLink. It is even possible to use transmitters defined in other SvxLink configuration files. If a transmitter is defined in the ModuleTrx configuration file it is good practise, but not required, to prefix the configuration section name with ModuleTrx:, like [ModuleTrx:Tx1]. RX_TIMEOUT Specify a timeout, in seconds, after which the audio is suppressed from the receiver. The audio will be suppressed until the squelch is closed. MODULATION Specify which modulation to use. For a list of valid modulations, have a look at the documentation for the MODULATION variable in the svxlink.conf(5) manual page. SHIFT Specify the repeater shift (e.g. split transmit frequency) in kHz. Band Configuration Section A band specific configuration section must be named like [ModuleTrx:Band:BANDNAME], where BANDNAME should be replaced with a unique band name. A band specific configuration section may contain the same variables that is listed above for the ModuleTrx section. Setting the corresponding configuration variable here will override the global default. A band configuration section may in addition have the following configuration variables. FQ This variable is required and define the lower and upper frequencies for the band. The frequencies are in kHz and should be given on the form lower-upper. For a single frequency band (i.e. a channel) it is sufficient to only specify the first frequency. FQ_DEFAULT This is the default frequency in kHz for a band. It is used to set the initial frequency for a band that is selected through a shortcut. If it is not set, the lower band limit will be used as the default frequency. SHORTCUT Define a shortcut for a band. The shortcut may be any positive number except 0-9 which is reserved for module commands. If the shortcut match a command entered on the command interface, the band will be selected immediately and the frequency set by FQ_DEFAULT will be set. If more than one band have the same shortcut it is undefined which one will get selected.
/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/ModuleTrx.conf Global modularized configuration file. Depends on the CFG_DIR configuration variable setting. ~/.svxlink/svxlink.d/ModuleTrx.conf Per user modularized configuration file. Depends on the CFG_DIR configuration variable setting.
Tobias Blomberg (SM0SVX) <sm0svx at users dot sourceforge dot net>