Configuring AGWPE Ports
SV2AGW's AGW Packet Engine provides a multiple-TNC interface supporting both
physical hardware TNCs and a software "soundmodem" working through the PC's sound
card and an associated port used for PTT. Any number of the ports defined on the
local AGWPE server can be accessed as YAAC ports.
To add a new AGWPE port, click the Add button on the Configure
Ports tab. The port editing dialog will appear. Set the port type
The other parameters you will need to specify for the port are:
- the IP address of the host running the AGWPE server; if left blank,
this means the same computer as YAAC is running on. If the AGWPE server is
accessed on a non-standard TCP port number (default is port 8000), the TCP port
number can also be specified. The port for the AGWPE server can be seen in the
AGWPE Interface Setup dialog as shown below; other emulating programs will have
different configuration interfaces.
- the name of the AGWPE TNC "port" to use, as named through AGWPE's own configuration
- The callsign you will be using to identify your transmissions
over this port. This should be your legal government-assigned
callsign with an optional numeric SSID suffix from 1 to 15.
- Whether or not you want to allow YAAC to make transmissions
through the port. If left disabled, you will only be able to
monitor APRS traffic through this port. You must specify a callsign
to be able to transmit.
- The sub-list of aliases that will be digipeated through this
port, based on the total list of known aliases defined in the
general configuration. If
YAAC receives a message with one of the checked digipeat aliases
and this port is enabled for transmission, the message will be
re-broadcast through the radio on this port. If no aliases are
selected, this port will not digipeat. Multiple aliases can be
selected. The aliases must also
be enabled for digipeating on the configuration dialog's Digipeat tab.
- Whether transmission through this port should be delayed until an assigned timeslot
at some offset after the beginning of a repeating interval.
Once you have the settings the way you want them, click OK. Ensure
that the TNC is connected to AGWPE before you click OK. At that
time, YAAC will begin using AGWPE as a communications proxy.
Other programs for other platforms emulate
the functionality of the AGWPE server daemon. These include ldsped (for
Linux systems using the kernel AX.25 support), Sivan Toledo 4X6IZ's
soundmodem program, DireWolf, and the UZ7HO soundmodem.