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ircDDB Gateway User Commands
This document is intended to provide details for SysOP's to share with your users. This page is not intended to replace localized repeater documentation.
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The act of linking or unlinking to a reflector will usually cause the gateway to generate a voice announcement in the same way that issuing the I command does. These voice announcements are also generated by internal timer events that change the link status (see later) as well as by the sysop using the Remote Control application to change the link status. Therefore hearing a voice announcement for no apparent reason is not something to worry about! On a full duplex repeater system based on homebrew repeaters, it is possible to issue link and unlink commands when the repeater is transmitting network data from a reflector (or any other source). This allows for the unlinking of a repeater from a busy reflector/repeater when there aren’t enough gaps in the conversation to allow a normal unlink command to be issued
The use of CCS callsign and repeater routing is considerably different from that used by ircDDB which is itself based on the syntax used by Icom G2 systems. CCS originally only allowed linking by DTMF tones, but a UR call equivalent was added to allow for ease of use by system that didn’t support DTMF, for example the Dummy Repeater.
Command UR RPT1 RPT2 Comments To work a station on the local repeater CQCQCQ__ GB7AA__C GB7AA__C Not routed to a reflector, even if linked. To work a station on a locally connected repeater CQCQCQ__ GB7AA__C GB7AA__B Routing to GB7AA__B. Not routed to a reflector, even if linked. To work a station on the currently linked reflector CQCQCQ__ GB7AA__C GB7AA__G To callsign route to a particular user G9BF____ GB7AA__C GB7AA__G To callsign route to G9BF, wherever they are. To route to a particular repeater /GB7ZZ_B GB7AA__C GB7AA__G To route to the repeater GB7ZZ__B. Link to a reflector XRF999BL GB7AA__C GB7AA__G Links to reflector XRF999_B.
Unlink from a reflector _______U GB7AA__C GB7AA__G To echo your transmission back to you _______E GB7AA__C GB7AA__G Only if enabled in the gateway. To trigger a voice announcement about the link status _______I GB7AA__C GB7AA__G Only if enabled in the gateway. Link to the default reflector/repeater _______L GB7AA__C GB7AA__G This only works if a default reflector or repeater has been set up by the sysop.
Note that the underscore character is used to indicate a space character in the actual setting of the callsigns. The controlling of linking and unlinking can also be controlled by DTMF commands, this is enabled by default but can be disabled in the configuration. These commands do not work when transmitting to a locally connected repeater as detailed above, however in all other circumstances the DTMF commands operate. These commands are:
DTMF Command Equivalent UR Command Comment “B1A” or “B01A” or “B001A” XRF001AL Link to DExtra reflector XRF001 A “*1C” or “*01C” or “*001C” REF001CL Link to D-Plus reflector REF001 C “D1B” or “D102” or “D0102” or “D00102” DCS001BL Link to DCS reflector DCS001 B “#” _______U Unlink “0” or “00” _______I Trigger a voice announcement “**” _______L Link to the default reflector/repeater if set
As before the underscore character is used to indicate a space character in the actual setting of the callsigns. Note that DTMF commands are only registered with the gateway if the UR callsign is set to CQCQCQ.