Software Bits and Pieces
EchoLinux is a Linux implementation of the 'EchoLink' Voice over IP
system for radio amateurs. The EchoLinux program itself, written by
Jeff Pierce WD4NMQ, is command line driven and Jeff's intention is
that different GUIs can automate the command line program.
My contribution to EchoLinux is that I've written a GUI in Perl/Tk
for the command line program.
These programs allow a directory of sites to be consulted and
the distance and bearing of paths between them to be calculated.
Maps sites and paths can be plotted and accurate conversion
between Locator, NGR and Lat/Long is provided.
The original height database had corruption in the "NG" grid square
(covering the Isle of Skye and surounding area). My contribution
is to fix this corruption in the height database.
There have been some problems noted by BE members with the DHCP client
software used in Netgear routers. On some models the DHCP client
doesn't work at all, on other models there is a brief WAN outage every
30 minutes when the DHCP lease is renewed.
BE's new network mandates the use of DHCP, and some members on the new
network have found problems with DHCP.
I've rebuilt the firmwares on some models to attempt
to fix these problems.
My landline is VoIP with aaisp, so I've a small system which rejects calls
with caller id starting +91
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