[arm-allstar] Need help: New to AllStar Link Network
larry at thunderbolt.net
Tue Jan 16 01:10:36 EST 2018
First a Welcome!!!
Sounds like you have the biggest hurdle (the software install) done and
working. Many of the settings you worry about were set for you during
the questions you answered during the node setup when Firsttime ran and
you entered your node information etc.
Next hurdle will be the USB sound of whatever type you chose to use.
The configuration files you may want to tweak will be found in the
Mainly in the 4 files "extensions.conf", "iax.conf", "rpt.conf", and
The rpt.conf will contain the settings where you will build macros for
your users to use as well as enable and disable different processes.
Tones, ID's, Schedule commands and many other settings depending on how
you want your Node to perform.
If you look at the rpt.conf file you will find different sections where
things a set to use different features of Asterisk.
It also contains the pre programmed DTMF definitions like Doug was
telling you about for connecting and disconnecting to other nodes.
Remember to preface any DTMF command issued from the command line or
DTMF dialed with an "*" (asterisk).
New users tend to forget or don't realize it is needed when looking at
the rpt.conf listing. It is noted but not always caught.
If you visit this link it will provide many simple examples to the
questions you will have. https://www.hamvoip.org/#howtos
chose a section and read on...
This Hamvoip group is one of the most helpful I have encountered. Be
sure to keep asking questions and you will have an easy learning curve.
Larry - N7FM
On 01/15/2018 08:25 PM, "Maximo Barawid via arm-allstar" 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 is
>> 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 you
>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> subscribed and got a node # which is 47102. I have downloaded the
>>> <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
>>> Went through a series of change this, yes, no, until it asked me to
>>> 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.
>>> Maximo, DU2UXH
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