Main Setup Menu


This is an example of what the menu looks like at version 1.4. As more features are written, it will update automatically upon rebooting.

Nothing more than a Welcome message promoting the Radio Club! - had to have its own section

These are the main options for the node.

If you are not sure what you are doing here, do not do it, as you can wreck things pretty easily.

The first option changes your node number. You should only need to do this once, when you have been given one in the VKLink forum.

Option 2 is all the information that displays on the website.

Option 3 allows extra modules to be installed

Option 4 allows upgrades and extra channels (where you get the rpi driver from)

Option 5 is all the Advanced stuff that could get you in trouble!

Public Information(Edit)

Here is where you change the information that is seen by the other nodes and

  1. Change your node description, this would usually be Callsign, Where and Freq. Look at the site for examples
  2. Restricted Status. If you chose Yes, it goes in the restricted list to show Foundations that it is a 6m or 23cm node. Meaning they should not connect to it.
  3. Domain Name. Change this if you have a fqdn, which you will need if you have a dynamic IP address.
  4. Port Number, you will not need to change this unless you are running two or more nodes behind a NAT.
  5. Latitude position. Enter this in Decimal form (ie -36.323423) for display on the google map.
  6. Longitude position. Enter this in Decimal form (ie 146.245345) for display on the google map.

Main page - Interfacing to an existing Repeater

Upgrade/Add/Configure Modules(Edit)

This menu is no longer relevant. The vksetup program now loads lynx web browser and allows you to download drivers from the vklink server directly. you only need to move them to the relevant folder in the node.

Here is where you can get upgrades of channels and the repeater app. You can also edit every config file related to it, and get a standard config file (if you bugger it up).

Changing your Callsign in the Node's Id(Edit)

Here is where you edit rpt.conf to change your callsign.

Scroll down to edit rpt.conf

Scroll through that file, and you will find a 2 variables:

  • idrecording = |iid
  • idtalkover = |iid

Change these to reflect your callsign. For example, to set it as VK3SMB, they would appear like:

  • idrecording = |ivk3smb
  • idtalkover = |ivk3smb

The |i needs to stay there as it defines Morse. You can find more information in Advanced Stuff.

Advanced Menu Items(Edit)

This is where all the base network stuff is done, and where you can get into the Asterisk CLI and run commands.

Main page- Setting the audio levels