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11. Making AX.25/NetRom/Rose calls.

Now that you have all of your AX.25, NetRom and Rose interfaces configured and active, you should be able to make test calls.

The AX25 Utilities package includes a program called `call' which is a splitscreen terminal program for AX.25, NetRom and Rose.

A simple AX.25 call would look like:


/usr/bin/call radio VK2DAY via VK2SUT

A simple NetRom call to a node with an alias of SUNBBS would look like:


/usr/bin/call netrom SUNBBS

A simple Rose call to HEARD at node 5050882960 would look like:


/usr/bin/call rose HEARD 5050882960

Note: you must tell call which port you wish to make the call on, as the same destination node might be reachable on any of the ports you have configured.

The call program is a linemode terminal program for making AX.25 calls. It recognises lines that start with `~' as command lines. The `~.' command will close the connection.

Please refer to the man page in /usr/man for more information.


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