[arm-allstar] Need help: New to AllStar Link Network
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Tue Jan 16 00:17:01 EST 2018
The distro is mostly dialed in. There is very little you need to do. You do
need to build an interface between the repeater hardware and a modded sound
fob. Repeaterbuilders.com might help with figuring out what wire goes
where, and how to, if needed, program the repeater to interact with the
other side hardware. This may take you months to understand what is going
on, and that is normal to a new person.
Don't give up. It takes time to learn new stuff. You will eventually get
all the bits and stuff working perfectly. Just let your club know, you
learning this new toy isn't going to happen overnight. It is better you
teach yourself, than have an outside person that puts it together. The
things you will learn, will make you smarter, and the go to guy for this
tech. It will take some time to learn new technology. It isn't impossible
to learn. You just need to feel comfortable with editing text and have
decent soldering skills, or have a friend or two that can help.
To understand more about allstar isn't difficult. It just requires you to
do some digging, reading, homework, and following directions. You will get
On Jan 15, 2018 11:46 PM, Maximo Barawid via arm-allstar <
arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:
> Hi Terry,
> Thank you. Yes, I can see that there's much to learn. I am comfortable
> with computers, CLI, Linux as I once used to be a linux user. Yes, I have
> been watching some videos in YouTube with regards to the allstar link,
> reading some documentations here and there. Slowly but surely, I'm getting
> there. I need to fully understand how to configure an AllStar Link Network
> server/node for our club use. Right now, I have acquired a Raspberry Pi 3
> Model B V1.2 for our use, a 16GB memory card, a USB sound card that I need
> to modify. That's all what I have for now.
> Max DU2UXH
> On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 11:41 AM, "Terry Bethlehem via arm-allstar" <
> arm-allstar at hamvoip.org> wrote:
> > Welcome to something new to play with! There's much to learn. My advice
> > read everything on hamvoip.org. Do some YouTube searches on allstar
> > asterisk. It will take you some time to learn the ropes.
> > I think there is an archive of all the posts in this mailing forum, so
> > can read stuff and learn. I don't know the link to it.
> > Also, how comfortable you feel around a computer, is helpful. Don't be
> > afraid to roll up your sleeves and poke around on the command line. Kinda
> > like the dos days.
> > You say you need help. Baby steps. What is the thing you are having
> > difficulty with right now?
> > On Jan 15, 2018 10:27 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
> > > 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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