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User Configuration

The user config options are: Long Name, Short Name, and Is Licensed. User config uses an admin message sending a User protobuf.

User Config Values

Long Name

A personalized name for your device.

Auto-generated by default.

If you are a licensed HAM operator and have enabled IsLicensed, this should be set to your HAM operator call sign.

Short Name

A personalized short identifier for your device.

Auto-generated by default.

Is Licensed (HAM)

If you are a licensed HAM operator and have considered the privileges and restrictions of using Meshtastic with a HAM license, enable this flag.

Disabled by default.

By enabling IsLicensed, you should also review the following related configurations:

  • User: LongName (Should be your Call Sign)
  • Channel: PSK (Should be Empty, removing encryption)
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All User config options are available in the python CLI. Example commands are below:

Please see instructions for Enabling HAM License

tip

Because the device will reboot after each command is sent via CLI, it is recommended when setting multiple values in a config section that commands be chained together as one.

Example:
meshtastic --set-owner 'your node name' --set-owner-short  'NODE'
Set the LongName Value
meshtastic --set-owner 'your node name'
Set the ShortName Value
meshtastic --set-owner-short  'NODE'
Enable Ham Mode, set name to license, disable encryption
meshtastic  --set-ham 'CALLSIGN'