Pi-Star Remote

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Pi-Star Remote

Post by MW0MWZ » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:03 am

Added some extra commands to the RF remote control tool;

As usual, uncomment the commented commands to enable them, you may want to un-link from any connected reflector when playing with GETIP and 8BALL on D-Star :)

GETIP will answer with a text message of the host IP address, and 8BALL will answer yes/no questions as per the infamous Magic 8Ball.

HOSTFILE (and the respective options per mode) will update the host files, but does not re-start the services afterwards, enables you to get new host files via RF command, its not terribly handy, but who knows, it might help one of you.


Config now looks like:

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[banner]
# Pi-Star Remote config file
# This config file is desiged for the Pi-Star Keeper remote control
# The remote control system is designed to give repeater keepers an
# RF KillSwitch for their repeaters.

[enable]
# Is the Pi-Star Remote Enabled? (true|false)
enabled=false

[keeper]
# Keepers Information
callsign=M1ABC

[d-star]
# UR fields
svckill=SVCKILL
svcrestart=SVCRSTRT
reboot=REBOOTPI
#shutdown=SHUTDOWN
getip=GETIP
#hostfiles=HOSTFILE
#8Ball=8BALL

[dmr]
# TG commands
svckill=9999999
svcrestart=9999998
reboot=9999997
#shutdown=9999996
#hostfiles=9999995

[ysf]
# ROOM commands
svckill=99999
svcrestart=99998
reboot=99997
#shutdown=99996
#hostfiles=99995

[p25]
# P25 Talkgroups are limited to 1->65535
svckill=65531
svcrestart=65532
reboot=65533
#shutdown=65534
#hostfiles=65530
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Re: Pi-Star Remote

Post by KE0FHS » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:57 pm

Has anyone been able to successfully use GETIP? If yes, can you share how your radio is set up, and what you see when you send GETIP? I've been able to successfully use SHUTDOWN and REBOOTPI, but not GETIP. Thanks.
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Re: Pi-Star Remote

Post by K5OZ » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:24 pm

What is the Magic 8Ball?


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Re: Pi-Star Remote

Post by n9mxq » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:23 pm

K5OZ wrote:What is the Magic 8Ball?


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Just like the magic 8 ball toy. Ask a question, get a vague answer.

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Re: Pi-Star Remote

Post by K5OZ » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:26 pm

Ah, that didn’t even cross my mind. I thought it was something more useful. LOL.


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Re: Pi-Star Remote

Post by N7HHI » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:42 pm

MW0MWZ wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:03 am
Added some extra commands to the RF remote control tool;
GETIP will answer with a text message of the host IP address

Is this only available after upgrading to 'Pi-Star v4.0.0' ?
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Re: Pi-Star Remote

Post by M1DNS » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:01 am

N7HHI wrote:
MW0MWZ wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:03 am
Added some extra commands to the RF remote control tool;
GETIP will answer with a text message of the host IP address

Is this only available after upgrading to 'Pi-Star v4.0.0' ?
No. should be in the 3.4.17 release as well.

Presuming you have updated using the dashboard link, or Pistar- update it should pull down as part of the update as Pistar remote was introduce several vers. back.


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Re: Pi-Star Remote

Post by N7HHI » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:23 pm

M1DNS wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:01 am
No. should be in the 3.4.17 release as well.

Presuming you have updated using the dashboard link, or Pistar- update it should pull down as part of the update as Pistar remote was introduce several vers. back.


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Thanks Andrew, I went ahead and upgraded to 'Pi-Star v4.0.0' and tried the GETIP, but I did not seem to get any response. Is there something I am missing? The other remote commands I use work fine...
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Re: Pi-Star Remote

Post by M1DNS » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:52 pm

No, I'm not getting that too work either.
I believe Toshen above has brought it to Andy's attention.
So hopefully he'll look it over.

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Re: Pi-Star Remote

Post by MW0MWZ » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:45 pm

So you do need to be up to date, and you do need to add the lines to the remote config (as posted above)
Set the UR field to match what you set in the remote config and it should work.

The answer is Text message and ONLY works in D-Star.
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