Relayd, WiFi Extender: AP does not start unless client is connected?

I have successfully followed these instructions:
https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/network/wifi/relay_configuration

All works well.

But I have noticed that if the Client WiFi interface is not connected to another AP, then the AP in the extender/repeater does not run (can not be seen when scanning for networks)

Once the client connects .. then the AP interface starts up and can be seen.

Just wondering if this is expected behaviour? And can it be changed (ie AP runs even if Client is not connected?)

Here is /etc/config/wireless

config wifi-device 'radio0'
        option type 'mac80211'
        option hwmode '11g'
        option path 'pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0'
        option htmode 'HT40'
        option channel 'auto'
        option disabled '0'

config wifi-iface 'default_radio0'
        option device 'radio0'
        option network 'lan'
        option mode 'ap'
        option key 'MyAP'
        option ssid 'MyAP'
        option encryption 'psk2'

config wifi-iface 'wifinet1'
        option encryption 'psk-mixed'
        option device 'radio0'
        option mode 'sta'
        option network 'wwan'
        option key 'ChangeMe'
        option ssid 'ChangeMe'

Rob

Expected, can't be changed, but can be cleverly worked around by using Travelmate

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