Interfacing to an existing Repeater

Even though this thing was built to be an actual repeater controller, I realise that most of the nodes out there will be used as a semi-duplex node or repeater gateway type node. Meaning, that it is remote to the repeater.

See Choosing the operating mode to set the node up this way.

To make effective use of this, we need the ability to squash the repeater tails, ID's and courtesy tones on the way through the node.

The simplest way to do this is to get the repeater to generate a CTCSS tone while it is receiving a signal and no other times, and set the remote radio up into tone squelch mode. This means the remote radio will not hear the tones/tail, meaning it will not go across the VK repeater network.

Here is a diagram to try and demonstrate this.

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