mode is used to send comments to a specific user connected in the network. Talk messages can be send as one-liners.
talk k5xh hello mark
talk k5as are you around?
can also enter into a dedicated talk session with another user by leaving the
message line blank. In this mode
everything you type from the keyboard will be sent to the user. You can exit the dedicated talk mode by
entering a /EXIT or ctrl-Z command.
congratulations on working the kh5
see you later, 73
in the dedicated talk mode you will still receive DX and other cluster
information. You can also execute a DX
spot if the command is preceded by a * character.
*dx kh5k 14025.0 listing up
can use the TALK/TIMESTAMP command to send a talk message with the current date
talk/timestamp n3bb are you there jim?
can show past talk messages to your station with the SHOW/TALK command. The default number in the display is set by
your sysop. You can increase the number
of messages displayed using a optional number at the end of the command.
You can also enable and disable the talk messages
sent to your station.
most cases, talk messages are automatically routed through to the station via
the network and no special routing is required. In certain networks, users connections are not reported. In these situations the routing of the talk
message can be done if the destination user has a HOMENODE published to the
network databases with the SET/HOMENODE command. If the users call is not reported as being connected but his
registered homenode is connected in the network, the talk message will be
routed and the following message generated:
CALL not visible, directing talk to home node
the user has a HOMENODE listed but the homenode is not connected in the network
the talk message will not be routed and the following message will be
Sorry CALL and his home node, are not connected
If the user is not connected and he also does
not have a homenode registered in the database, the talk message will not be
routed and the following message will be generated:
A special flag
character >can be used in the one-liner talk message to direct the talk to
a specific node. The > character
directs the talk command to a specific node, which is responsible for routing
it to the correct station. The syntax
of the message is: TALK CALL
talk k5xh >k5hog u there mark?