Hi All -
I’m setting up a couple of nodes that are linked full-time via private Ethernet network. The full-time link is accomplished through a startup_macro in rpt.conf.
From the documentation I understand that the remotetx courtesy tone is heard when you complete a Tx and your node is connected to another node in “Transceive” mode. This scenario is working fine in my tests.
When my nodes aren’t connected at all to a remote node (I remove the startup_macro), the remotetx courtesy tone is not heard, which again is expected.
What I’m confused by is if my nodes were previously connected, but the Ethernet connection is interrupted (cable unplugged, remote node powered off, etc), the status on my local node changes from “Transceive” to “Connecting”, and even though my local node isn’t actually connected to a remote node anymore, I still hear the remotetx courtesy tone.
I was hoping the remotetx courtesy tone would be an easy indicator for my users to know if the system is “working”, or if instead there’s a problem.
Is this a bug? Am I implementing it wrong? Or is this working as intended?
- Trevor, N6TJL