beacon - transmit periodic messages on an AX.25 port.
beacon [-c <src_call>] [-d <dest_call>] [-l] [-m] [-s] [-t interval]
[-v] port “message”
Beacon transmits the message text on an AX.25 port every thirty
minutes. The message is addressed to “IDENT” and is sent using the
AX.25 callsign of the port specified on the command line. Typically the
message text will contain spaces and/or other characters, therefore the
message text should be enclosed in quotes to ensure they are passed to
the beacon program untranslated.
-c Configure the source callsign for beacons. The default
is to use the interface callsign.
-d Configure the destination callsign for beacons. The
default is “IDENT”.
-l Enables the logging of errors to the system log, the
default is off.
-m Changes the destination address to “MAIL” and sends the
message text once only. This option overrides any
destination callsign given with the -d option.
-s Sends the message text once only.
-t interval The time interval between messages, the interval is
given in minutes and the default is thirty minutes.
-v Display the version.
Alan Cox GW4PTS <email@example.com>
Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <firstname.lastname@example.org>
David Brooke G6GZH <email@example.com>