[arm-allstar] HamVoIP statement for Reddit and Facebook accusations

K2KRS Ken k2krs at arrl.net
Fri Aug 24 12:14:59 EDT 2018

Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening All,

I'm relative new to Allstar though not new to asterisk.  (I worked in 
telecom back in the day).

Anyway I got my tech license in 2002 cause as a kid I had almost all the 
Archer Space Patrol walkie talkies from radio shack.  My mother was 
divorced and as about a 8 to 11 year old I was able to walk freely to 
the local radio shack up the street and around the corner and spend 
hours in there listening to the scanners and looking at everything else 
they had in there.  Buying channel 11 and channel 14 crystals to add to 
my two and three channel 200mW walkies. It was a great time.

So after getting licensed in 2002 I played with Yaesu and Kenwood HTs 
for a while then setup a echolink -L simplex link and ran that until I 
moved from that location.

Recently I picked up a Yaesu FT-65 and started scanning around here in 
Houston.  The first thing I heard was a local repeater N5XWD that was 
24/7 linked to the west coast win system.  I heard all this talk of 
allstar and d-star and fusion and c4fm and still echolink and irlp was 
in use.

I quickly bought a kenwood d-star and a yaesu c4fm capable HTs and got 
some nodes from Mark after hearing good reports of his products while 
listening to the win system.

Next I wanted to think of some way I could get more into it and since 
i'm a software developer I thought I'd dive deep into the open source 
aspect of it and focus on allstar and learn what I could from app_rpt.c

I searched the internet for the current source for app_rpt.c and was 
wondering what the heck is going on here.  All I could find was version 
0.115 5/12/08 2055 EDT from Jim.  It didn't make any sense to me.

I've been thinking the direction this should go is not to rely on a 
registration server but move this towards a decentralized registration 
system.  Like a blockchain.  Thoughts?

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