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Callsigns instead of node numbers on Allstar

Callsigns instead of node numbers on Allstar


If you have an Allstar node you probably heard the node numbers when you connect or disconnect from nodes.

There’s simple script (by WA3DSP) that can convert the node number to callsign.
I found it very useful to keep tracking what’s going on when I connect to other nodes.

Download the script

First, download the script to your Allstar system by:
wget http://hamvoip.org/downloads/write_node_callsigns.tar.gz

Alternative download:
wget https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1Go_kYtK1NX9oP0KdXB_W_tWHSttLBrsS

Extract it

Then extract the files:
tar -zxvf write_node_callsigns.tar.gz

Lunch for the first time to update the database

Write ./write_node_callsigns in the command line.
It’ll print on screen many lines, just let it finish.

If you get a permission denied, try typing chmod +x write_node_callsigns and run the script again.

Schedule it

Now we want to it run automatically to update all the new nodes.
So we type: crontab -e

Go to the end of the file and add the line:
17 20 * * * ./write_node_callsigns
This will run the script every day at 20:17 pm.
If you want to change it you can use https://crontab-generator.org/ to set your preferred time.

Now save the file by CTRL+O and Enter to save and then CTRL+X to exit.

And done!

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