Pi not decoding but my RLC controller does

My Pi4 does not decode at all…audio level is correct and the RLC controller it’s tied to decides just fine. I have to issue commands via the CLI, usually setting the startup macro then restarting the Asterisk software. Pain in the ass .
Also why does my node drop from the East Coast Reflector? I like to stay tied up often but have heard it drop the connection during the afternoon or late night for no reason
The activity timer is set to 0 so it shouldn’t be doing it

Two common problems are 1) PL filter is not enabled, 2) deemphasis is not set correctly.

Try a permanent connection. That will reconnect if the other node reboots to there is a network outage.