Sorry for the delayed reply. From what you are describing this sounds like normal behavior for ORP version 2.0.0 thru 2.1.3. Understand that when you have 2 (or more) ports the anything above the first port will be added as a simplex port and all the ports get linked together. This would match the behavior of what you describe. Port 2 will behave differently that port 1 because port 1 is full duplex logic while port 2 is simplex/half duplex logic. In these versions it is kind of limited for options and was set for more of the common options. It is/was sort of a long term work around until other linking and logic options could be implemented pragmatically.
If you are looking for a different configuration, then you would have a few options. You could do a custom build of the 2.2.0 development versions off of GitHub. There is no downloadable IMG file for this version. Build details would be in the readme of the associated 2.2.0 branch of the build script. This has updated logic and an updated DB, but no updated UI yet. You can make it do different options, but it involves using some temporary methods of pushing settings into the database with PHP arrays, so some programming knowledge would be required. Version 3.0.0 is going to have a redesigned UI that will build upon the 2.2.0 development structure changes, but that has been in progress for a while with no set date on when it will be completed.
The other option would be to hack the PHP code to your liking on the 2.1.3 release. There are a couple files that are used to build the configuration used by the SVXLink core. The other option is to just use straight SVXLink if you have very specific need, but you would loose all features that the ORP UI provides. Hope that helps some.
Aaron – N3MBH / WRFV871
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