[arm-allstar] Need help: New to AllStar Link Network

Doug Crompton wa3dsp at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 22:44:00 EST 2018


    Congratulations on getting to the point where you are. You are 99%
there. From what you are saying though you do not have a radio connected.
You need to either modify a sound FOB or buy one of the commercially
available products. The sound FOBS can be bought for $3 US and if you are
able to solder and have some parts availability you could modify yourself.
Instructions for modification are on the hamvoip.org web site in the howto

When you are done you will have 5 lines from the FOB that you need to
connect to your transceiver or separate receiver/transmitter. They are PTT
and TX audio which go to the transmitter and COS and RX audio that comes
from the receiver and finally ground. The state of these lines and audio
levels are set in simpleusb-tune-menu which you can enter from the main

You also have another option to get connected in the interim without a
radio and that is to use iaxrpt from any windows computer. Info on this is
also in the howto section at hamvoip.org.

There are many commands you can enter on your DTMF pad of your radio or the
DTMF pad in iaxrpt. The first ones you need to know are how to connect and

*3NODE   - connect to a node - Example -    *327225   That is my node and
you are welcome to connect and if I am around I can personally answer your
questions. I am EST, Philadelphia.

*1NODE   - disconnect from the NODE number
*76          - disconnect form all nodes
*80          - Play your ID - voice or CW
*81          - Play the time of day

Take you time, there is much to learn and I am sure you have lots of

*73 Doug*


*http://www.crompton.com/hamradio <http://www.crompton.com/hamradio>*

On Mon, Jan 15, 2018 at 9:40 PM, "Maximo Barawid via arm-allstar" <
arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:

> Hello everyone.  I was asked by our club, DX2BBB to put-up an echolink
> network on a Raspberry Pi to replace a P3 PC.  Somebody told me to try this
> AllStar Link Network.  I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2 with 16GB
> memory card.  I also bought a USB sound card with CM108 chip that I can
> modify if necessary.
> Our club have a VHF repeater system that interconnect 2 cities in the
> northern Philippines via UHF links.  We are also connected to echolink with
> nodes -L and -R.
> To summarize it, we would like to try this AllStar Link Network.  Can
> anyone help us setup an AllStar Link Network for our club.  I have already
> subscribed and got a node # which is 47102.  I have downloaded the
> RPi2/RPi2-3_V1.5rc2_Allstar.img.xz
> <https://hamvoip.org/RPi2/RPi2-3_V1.5rc2_Allstar.img.xz>, flashed to the
> 16GB memory card, boot the RPi3 from the flashed image, logged in as root.
> Went through a series of change this, yes, no, until it asked me to reboot,
> and after that I was presented with the Admin Menu.  Up to that point,
> since I don't know what to do next, I just shutdown the RPi 3.
> I hope someone can help.
> 73,
> Maximo, DU2UXH
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