For many settings 0 is OFF / 1 is ON
Do not leave any line blank you must manually input all settings. Input the setting then press enter to proceed to the next setting.
Input your ham callsign. This is required by the FCC and is found on your ham ticket. You know what this is. *
Message to transmit. Message format is "callsign message at time" If foxtime is enabled else it is just "callsign message here". The message may contain spaces. *
*note: If using packet radio callsign and message must be all UPPERCASE.
Transmits the current time at the end of the message as in example above. On is 1 and off is 0. Default is 1
Bypasses menus and transmits automatically with current settings when script is ran. This is useful for deploying in the field where connecting to Pi may not be convenient. You must still manually run the script but the script requires no user input and automatically loads your settings. To disable autofox run "sudo ./pifox.sh autofoxoff". For a completely automated fox select the menu option run at boot so pifox transmits when pi is powered on requiring 0 user input. This is the best option for field use. Default is 0
Turn transmission on and off via a pull-up resistor on an on/off button or a switch via GPIO23 aka pin 16. This is useful for testing or when autofox is enabled and pifox runs at boot. Refer to included schematic if needed. Default is 0
Uses audio out on Pi to trigger vox on a handheld radio instead of using GPIO 4 pin 7 as antenna. Set this to 0 to use Pi GPIO 4 pin 7 and a piece of wire as transmitter ran through a low pass filter. When vox is set to 0 no radio is needed the pi is the radio transmitter. For testing and legal reasons Default is 1
Transmits your callsign and message in voice mode using festival text to speech package. Default is 1
Transmits in packet radio mode. Callsign and Message must be all uppercase for this to function. Default is 0
Frequency to transmit on. Default is 146.565
This is the duration between transmissions in seconds. Default is 60
Number of times to transmit the fox. 0 equals infinite. This is useful for testing or if you want your fox to stop transmitting after so long you may multiply interval by plays and get a rough fox hunt time estimate. Default is 0
Set the ppM correction of your own device. Default is -21
Set the deviation. Default is 5.
Set the preemphasis in microseconds. Default is 400
Enable PL Tone. Default is 0
Set the tone frequency in Hz. Default is 110.9
Set the transmit power level as 0-7. Default is 7