An Elke Link (named for Pete Elke WI6H) is a link that goes to sleep after a period of inactivity on the node's receiver input. While asleep any traffic from connected nodes is not transmitted. This is useful for:
- Solar or other green nodes
- Mobile nodes
- Co-channel friendly nodes
- Low duty cycle nodes
On "normal" nodes, this is available as an
rpt.conf setting. The value is in furlong/firkin/fortnight (FFF) system units... a bit of Jim Dixon humor.
 ... elke = 744 ;FFF system 744 = 15 minutes
This option is also available in the VOTER/RTCM, via hidden menu.
Menu 111 displays the current status of the hidden options:
Elkes (11780): 0, Glasers (1103): 0, Sawyer (1170): 0 Press The Any Key (Enter) To Continue
Elkes mode is enabled using menu option 11780.
Note: If you are enabling it on a VOTER/RTCM, you would not want to enable it in