Faq Server Configuration

FAQ_Server configuration

I don't see an app to open the user database with, or did I overlook something obvious ?

You handle the user database by:
cd rflinkusers
../userdb.pl

This is described on the Wiki. (Server)

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What parameters do I need to set for the beacon times and scan mode ?

$Aprs_connect = 1;
$Aprs_beacon = "5126.80N/00529.21E&PSKmail-0.2.5 test";
@Aprs_port = qw (1314 1314 2023 10151);
@Aprs_address = qw (netherlands.aprs2.net germany.aprs2.net ahubswe.net
second.aprs.net);
@prefixes = qw();
$posit_time = 10; # beacon interval in minutes

This will connect the server to an APRS gateway, and send a beacon with
51 degrees, 26.80 minutes North and 5 degrees, 29.21 minutes East.

The APRS gateway to be connected first is netherlands.aprs2.net port
1314. The server will try the next one in turn when the first one goes
away.

Beacon interval is 10 minutes in this case. 30 minutes would be a good
value…

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I would start without the scanner ($scanner = '';), and add that once
you have everything else under control… otherwise:

#Scan mode:
$scanner = "F";
$qrgfile = "$ENV{HOME}/qrg/freqs.txt";
$freq_offset = 0; # minutes after '0'
@freq_corrections = qw (-500 -500 -500 -500 -500);

This means the the qrg table is in file ./qrg/freqs.txt,
the qrg file contains frequencies ("F"), offset is 0 (meaning the first
frequency at minute 0/5, the second at minute 1/6 etc), and the VFO
correction is -500Hz for all 5 frequencies.
This because the IC756 has a 'sweet spot' at 1500 Hz instead of 1000 Hz
which is standard.

The scanner interface also needs data on your trx:
$rigtype = 326;
$rigrate = 9600;
$rigdevice = "/dev/ttyS0";
meaning hamlib rigtype is 316 (IC576), Baud rate is 9600 Bd and output
device is COM1 (/dev/ttyS0).

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I entered my longitude/latitude as 34.54n 85.18w is this correct ?

The right format for the server is: Position: ddmm.mmN/dddmm.mmE
(dd)=degreees, mm.mm=minutes (decimal).
This is the basic APRS format (see Google).

The pskmail client uses another format (decimal degrees).

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Gmail does not work….

You probably did not install Net::SSLeay and IO::Socket::SSL on the server.
see Server Installation and follow the instructions. You probably also need to install OpenSSL-0.9.7b.
That can be found at the download page.

Import from old_wiki 15/12/2017

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