Default Reflector Setting

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VA3TWT
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Default Reflector Setting

Post by VA3TWT » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:57 am

Hello;

I am using the DStar Repeater mode of Pi-Star and have a default connection to REF030C upon boot up. If I change to another reflector (REF001C), is there a setting somewhere in Pi-Star that will change the hotspot back to 30C after a given amount inactivity?

I know the Western D-Star image had this feature, but not sure where to find it in Pi-Star.

Thanks for any and all help;
Gord - VA3TWT

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Re: Default Reflector Setting

Post by W1TG » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:29 pm

Hi Gord,

I noticed there aren't any responses to your question about reflector reconnect times. Pi-Star is built upon the foundation of DStarRepeater, ircDDBGateway and MMDVMHost. Pi-Star is a marvelous implementation of using the features of the software...just need to know where to make the choices to implement your desired performance. The controlling file for linking is ircDDBGateway

A. Use this link for direct edit:
http://pi-star/admin/expert/edit_ircddbgateway.php

- OR -

B. From your Pi-Star Dashboard click through these links:
1. Configuration
2. Expert
3. ircDDBGateway

C. Find these 3 lines in the ircDDBGateway file that control automatic linking options:
1. reflector1=REF001 C (Edit to your Favorite Home Reflector)
2. atStartup1=1 0=Off, 1=On (Should we link to the "reflector1 Entry" at Startup?)
3. reconnect1=7 0=Never, 1=Fixed, 2=5m, 3=10m, 4=15m, 5=20m, 6=25m, 7=30m, 8=60m, 9=90m, 10=120m, 11=180m
(After "x" minutes inactivity the software will reconnect to the link specified in "reflector1")
4. Click "APPLY CHANGES" button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Using the settings in our example above, Pi-Star will link to Reflector 1C at startup (Your Home Reflector). If you link to another place, after 30 minutes (reconnect1=7) of inactivity on that link, Pi-Star will link back to your designated Home Reflector.

Tom - W1TG

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Re: Default Reflector Setting

Post by KE0FHS » Sun May 12, 2019 3:58 pm

Just a quick additional note.

The reflector1 and atStartup1 settings reflect what you have set up on the main Pi-Star Configuration page, in the D-Star Configuration section > Default Reflector.

So the only thing you need to set up using the Expert Editor on the ircDDBGateway tab is reconnect1, as per what Tom has outlined.

UPDATE: I just did a quick test and found that Pi-Star will "reconnect" to the default reflector after the specified period of activity even if it wasn't previously connected to it, for example, if the Default Reflector is set to Manual and you didn't manually connect to it.
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Re: Default Reflector Setting

Post by AE8JG » Fri May 24, 2019 12:24 am

W1TG wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:29 pm
C. Find these 3 lines in the ircDDBGateway file that control automatic linking options:
1. reflector1=REF001 C (Edit to your Favorite Home Reflector)
2. atStartup1=1 0=Off, 1=On (Should we link to the "reflector1 Entry" at Startup?)
3. reconnect1=7 0=Never, 1=Fixed, 2=5m, 3=10m, 4=15m, 5=20m, 6=25m, 7=30m, 8=60m, 9=90m, 10=120m, 11=180m
(After "x" minutes inactivity the software will reconnect to the link specified in "reflector1")
4. Click "APPLY CHANGES" button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
I have reconnect1=0 and my hotspot still reverts back to REF038A after 30 minutes... any suggestions?

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