gen(1) program to generate test files of radio transmission modulation


gen [options] output_file


This manual page documents briefly the gen
command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

multimon is a program that decodes radio transmissions, gen generates modulated files suitable for decoding with multimon.


-t <type>
output file type (any other type than raw requires sox).
allowed types: raw aiff au hcom sf voc cdr dat smp wav maud vwe
-a <ampl>
-d <str>
encode DTMF string.
-z <str>
encode ZVEI string.
-s <freq>
encode sine of given frequency.
-p <text>
encode hdlc packet using specified text.


Create a file /tmp/message.wav containing sound samples of packet radio message:
gen -p "This is a message." -t raw /tmp/message.wav

To dial a number directly to the sound card output:
gen -d 8675309


This manual page was written by A. Maitland Bottoms <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).