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direwolf - Soundcard TNC for packet radio.

DIREWOLF(1) General Commands Manual DIREWOLF(1)


direwolf - Soundcard TNC for packet radio.


direwolf [ options ] [ - | udp:9999 ]
The first audio channel can be streamed thru stdin or a UDP port. This is typically used with an SDR receiver.


direwolf is a software "soundcard" modem/TNC and APRS encoder/decoder. It can be used stand-alone to receive APRS messages, as a digipeater, APRStt gateway, or Internet Gateway (IGate). It can also be used as a virtual TNC for other applications such as APRSIS32, UI-View32, Xastir, APRS-TW, YAAC, UISS, Linux AX25, SARTrack, RMS Express, and many others.


-c file
Read configuration file from specified location rather than the default locations.
-l dir
Generate log files in specified directory. Use "." for current directory.
-r n
Audio sample rate per second for first channel. Default 44100.
-n n
Number of audio channels for first device. 1 or 2. Default 1.
-b n
Audio sample size for first channel. 8 or 16. Default 16.
-B n
Data rate in bits/sec for first channel. Standard values are 300, 1200, 9600.
If < 600, tones are set to 1600 & 1800.
If > 2400, K9NG/G3RUH scrambling is used.
Otherwise, AFSK tones are set to 1200 & 2200.
-D n
Divide audio sample by n for first channel.
-d x
Debug options. Specify one or more of the following in place of x.
a = AGWPE network protocol client.
k = KISS serial port client.
n = Network KISS client.
u = Display non-ASCII text in hexadecimal.
p = Packet dump in hexadecimal.
g = GPS interface.
W = Waypoints for position or object reports.
t = Tracker beacon.
o = Output controls such as PTT and DCD.
i = IGate
h = Hamlib verbose level. Repeat for more.
-q x
Quiet (suppress output). Specify one or more of the following in place of x.
h = Heard line with the audio level.
d = Decoding of APRS packets.
-t n
Text colors. 1=normal, 0=disabled.
Enable pseudo terminal for KISS protocol.
Send Xmit level calibration tones.
Print UTF-8 test string and exit.
Print Symbol tables and exit.
-a n
Report audio device statistics each n seconds.


gqrx (2.3 and later) has the ability to send streaming audio through a UDP socket to another application for further processing. direwolf can listen over a UDP port with options like this:
direwolf -n 1 -r 48000 -b 16 udp:7355
Other SDR applications might produce audio on stdout so it is convenient to pipe into the next application. In this example, the final "-" means read from stdin.
rtl_fm -f 144.39M -o 4 - | direwolf -n 1 -r 24000 -b 16 -


More detailed information is in the pdf files in /usr/local/share/doc/direwolf, or possibly /usr/share/doc/direwolf, depending on installation location.
Applications in this package: aclients, atest, decode_aprs, direwolf, gen_packets, ll2utm, log2gpx, text2tt, tt2text, utm2ll
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