Build Your Own Gateway Navigation:
Build Your Own Gateway – Welcome
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 1: What You’ll Need
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 2: Installing SVXLink
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 3: Configuring SVXLink
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 4: Connecting To The Radio
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 5: Programming the Radio
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 6: Connecting to the Reflector
Build Your Own Gateway – Part 7: Adjusting Audio Levels
Connecting to the reflector
Once you’re ready to join the reflector to connect your gateway to the rest of the network, you’ll need to contact me and request an account on the reflector. I’ll get back to you within 12 hours to provide you with account details.
You’ll need to put the reflector callsign and password I provide you in your svxlink.conf file as mentioned in Part 3: Configuring SVXLink
When you’ve done that, and the radio is connected to the Pi/Debian machine via your FTDI cable, and your soundcard is correctly connected you’re ready to start SVXLINK and make your first contact!
To start svxlink:
Give it a few moments, then check to ensure you’re connected to the reflector by checking the dashboard at dashboard.vktetra.com
If you’re using the Pi version of SVXLink, you can also reboot your Pi as SVXLink will start automatically on boot. You can check the log file using tail -v -f /etc/svxlink/svxlink.log