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Currently off-air due to my temporary secondment in Cambridge

After a dormancy of around a year, my EchoLink node, M1GEO-L (524497) is back on air. It is a SvxLink node supporting various services, including EchoLink. The link is running on a Raspberry Pi. More information on the technical aspects can be found on my EchoLink On The Raspberry Pi page.

The Link Status Page shows what the node is currently doing along with some of the Pi stats.

The node is running whenever I am around, but I may not always be listening. It is often connected to the *IRELAND* conference (2605#). Feel free to call CQ.

A Quick Guide

The SvxLink node is split into modules. These include a simple parrot module to allow you to replay transmissions for testing (module 1). Another module, relevant here is the EchoLink module, which allows SvxLink to interface with the EchoLink system (module 2). Module 10 is the Propagation Monitor module, which collects propagation information from GoodDX and DXMaps. To select a module, you need to enter the module number, followed by # (hash). The hash is the terminator, and is always sent to terminate a string of DTMF instructions. You can key 0# to get help at any point, or *# to get the current status of the node.

Before connecting out, I suggest that you experiment with the features on the node and check audio with the parrot module. There are many options for each module, so one you have selected a module (module number followed by hash) try requesting help (0#).

Licence Details

Here are the legalities of the node, if anyone is interested.


Below are the last 25 lines of the SvxLink Log. You can see the complete log here.