AllStarLink

 AllStarLink

About

The AllStar Link network consists of a number of large (and small) individuals and groups who wish to provide efficient large-area communications to the Amateur Radio public in their respective local areas. This is done by providing a local VHF or UHF repeater system controlled by a Linux-based computer system running the open-source Asterisk PBX telephone switch platform along with theapp_rpt repeater/remote base controller/linking software module (which is included in the distribution of Asterisk) connected to a high speed (broadband, such as Cable Modem or DSL) Internet connection.

The computer system running Linux/Asterisk PBX coupled with the app_rpt module makes a powerful repeater/remote base controller capable of controlling many (like up to hundreds, theoretically) repeaters and/or remote bases per computer system. It provides linking of these repeater and remote base "nodes", with "nodes" on other systems of similar construction anywhere in the world, over the Internet via its IAX2 Voice Over IP protocol. It also, of course, provides for an Autopatch (public switched telephone network access over the radio) on each node (Asterisk is a phone switch after all.

 

Command Code Description

  • #1xxxxx Disconnect from node xxxxx
  • #2xxxxx Connect/receive only to node xxxxx
  • #3xxxxx Connect/transceive to node xxxxx
  • #10 Disconnect last connected node
  • #954 Disconnect all connected nodes (aggressive)
  • #80 Force System ID
  • #81 Say System Time
  • #82 Say app_rpt software version
  • #85 Last active node (system-wide)
  • #87 System-wide connection status

Linking Allstar to a MMDVM hotspot - DMR to Allstar Node Bridge

 Linking Allstar to a MMDVM hotspot - DMR to Allstar Node Bridge

Linking Allstar to a MMDVM

Hello group,
I am trying to find information how to link the AllstarNode to a mmdvm.

This way I can use a mmdvm device as the RF and using a DMR, P25 to transmit.
Thanks,

UPDATE :  Day long research - “DVswitch” I found the following on Youtube ::

Video : DMR to Allstar Node Bridge

Allstar functions are defined in the [functions] stanza

Allstar functions are defined in the [functions] stanza in

/etc/asterisk/rpt.conf.  The function definitions map DTMF key

sequences to an action. In all BBB and RPi2 images a core set of

definitions are configured.

DTMF sequences are often mapped to the internal Allstar COP, STATUS,

or ILINK commands but they can also directly execute a script. Below

is a list of the basic commands in every BBB and RPi2 image. The

number following functions is the node it is associated with. This is

mapped by the functions statement within the node definition stanza.

If your node was 1998 it would be:

functions=functions1998

Meaning the functions for this node are controlled by the

[functions1998] stanza. Each node can have its own [functions] stanza

defined by the above statement but often one stanza serves all nodes

on one server in which case they would all be mapped to that one

function stanza.

Allstar Internal Commands

 Allstar Internal Commands

 The following commands are defined internally in Allstar and can be

executed in the Asterisk client or mapped to DTMF functions as

needed.

AllstarLink ILINK Commands

 ILINK Commands:

 1 - Disconnect specified link

 2 - Connect specified link -- monitor only

 3 - Connect specified link -- tranceive

 4 - Enter command mode on specified link

 5 - System status

 6 - Disconnect all links

 7 - Last Node to Key Up

Allstarlink Remote Commands

 Remote Commands:

 1 - Recall Memory MM  (*000-*099) (Gets memory from rpt.conf)

 2 - Set VFO MMMMM*KKK*O   (Mhz digits, Khz digits, Offset)

 3 - Set Rx PL Tone HHH*D*

 4 - Set Tx PL Tone HHH*D* (Not currently implemented with DHE

     RBI-1)

 5 - Link Status (long)

 6 - Set operating mode M (FM, USB, LSB, AM, etc)

 100 - RX PL off (Default)

 101 - RX PL On

 102 - TX PL Off (Default)

 103 - TX PL On

Allstarlink hamvoip disable telemetry

Allstarlink hamvoip disable telemetry

So I am researching how to disable and enable to sounds “Telemetry” used by the Allstarnodes.  I have tried to include any research articles in hopes to have available here if I need to use again.


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AllstarLink using Zoiper Port and Node Settings [Solution]

OK so port 5038 is the Asterisk manager port. Do not use this port.

It should not be used in Zoiper config for targeting a server to make a call.
You want to use IAX via port 4569 if you’re following the regular instructions floating around.
(Only change this port up/down if you’re running multiple nodes behind same router.)

So:
Target the Node with port :4569 in the address instead.
Make sure you’re making an IAX connection and not a SIP connection.

I haven’t really played with mine in about a year and a half but I know when I was I had various issues connecting to different devices and programs such as zoiper. What I found was there seems to be an invisible character in the all-star iax.conf file. What I had to do was completely retype the file without copying and pasting. Once that was done things connected with no issue. Let me know if that fixes your problem or not. It’s worth a shot.

detailed instructions included 

Static IP Address AllstarLink Node How to set static ip on Raspberry pi 3 b+

How to set static ip on rpi 3 b+

I am trying to setup a system by just following the Beginners Guide and using ASL_MEMU. I want to have a static IP, and followed the instructions in the menu entering the data and then saving it. The system remains in DHCP mode every time. When I look at the /etc/network/interfaces file, there are no entries made. When I look for information on setting a linux static IP, it shows entering data in this file. Has anyone had success following the ASL-MENU?

More than one Multi Allstar Node server on a LAN

The widespread use of the BBB has made it much more likely that you will be using more than one server at a given location on a single public IP address. This document describes what you need to do to implement multiple servers in this way.

When you have more than one server on the same private LAN and you want to connect them locally or connect into them from the Internet there are some special setup considerations. Allstar uses a database that is constantly updated with the public IP addresses and ports of all other active nodes on the network including your own. So if you have two (or more) local nodes on different computers and they try to connect to each other they will not be able to. Most routers do not know how to handle their own public IP from within the LAN. The nodes on the LAN need to be aware of each others local IP address and port. The rpt.conf files has a section called [nodes] where the local IP address and port information for other nodes in your network can be stored. The node numbers in this section have prority over any listing in the downloaded database. Here is an example showing how to do this for two or more nodes on the same LAN:

First you need to go to Allstarlink.org and put each server on a different port. The default iax port is 4569 and when you define a server that is what is assigned. If you have two servers you need to pick one and change the port, say to 4568. You do this in the network tab of the server configuration at Allstarlink.org. Only change the port, do not change or add any IP addresses. The IP address setting should be DHCP in most all cases. If you have more than two servers on the LAN just keep assigning new port numbers for each.

AllstarLink all available COP Commands

Here is a list of all available COP Commands

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* cop (control operator) cmds: *

* 1 - System warm boot
* 2 - System enable
* 3 - System disable
* 4 - Test Tone On/Off
* 5 - Dump System Variables on Console (debug)
* 6 - PTT (phone mode only)
* 7 - Time out timer enable
* 8 - Time out timer disable
* 9 - Autopatch enable
* 10 - Autopatch disable
* 11 - Link enable
* 12 - Link disable
* 13 - Query System State
* 14 - Change System State
* 15 - Scheduler Enable
* 16 - Scheduler Disable
* 17 - User functions (time, id, etc) enable
* 18 - User functions (time, id, etc) disable
* 19 - Select alternate hang timer
* 20 - Select standard hang timer

AllstarLink Disable and Enable incoming connections

Disable and Enable incoming connections during certain hours and with DTMF

Edit the rpt.conf file and in the [Function] Stanza add the following 2 lines (980 and 981 can be any available numbers)
980=cop,49 ; Disable Incoming Connections (Control State noice) *980 981=cop,50 ; Enable Incomming Connections (Control State noicd) *981

save the changes then create a cron

To set a cron Log into the node using PUTTY

Select option 9 - Start Bash Shell Interface

type crontab -e

add the following lines Change XXXXX to your Node Number

#Disable all incoming connections at 11 pm every day on XXXXX 00 23 * * * /usr/sbin/asterisk -rx "rpt fun XXXXX *980"
#Enable all incoming connections at 7 am every day on XXXXX 00 07 * * * /usr/sbin/asterisk -rx "rpt fun XXXXX *981"

Then hit Control O Select Y then Control X

(Write out, Accecpt,Exit) Change the times as needed

If you are using SuperMon you can log in and hit the button marked <CONTROL> Then from the drop down menu select Disable or Enable Incoming connections and then press Execute.

Don't forget to run from the main login screen the Option 1 Perform a System Update option. There are bug fixes and updates that you can do.

AllstarLink Setting A STATIC IP / ASL MENU

I am trying to setup a system by just following the Beginners Guide and using ASL_MENU. I want to have a static IP, and followed the instructions in the menu entering the data and then saving it. The system remains in DHCP mode every time. When I look at the /etc/network/interfaces file, there are no entries made. When I look for information on setting a Linux static IP, it shows entering data in this file. Has anyone had success following the ASL-MENU?

Allstar NET 47620 (2585) - Check into the Raspberry PI/Allstar net

Curious about the #AllstarLink network?
Have an #Allstar or #RaspberryPI question?

Check into the Raspberry PI/Allstar net on
Sunday, May 3rd, 15:00 EDT (19:00UTC)

#Echolink: W2JLD-L or W2JLD-R
Or ALLSTAR 47620 (2585)

https://hamnetlist.blogspot.com/2020/07/allstar-net-47620-2585-check-into.html

AllstarLink Hardware devices - Repeater // RadioLess

RadioLess Repeater Setup

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URI Box plugs into a Pi 3. + cables plugs into DR1X repeater .
The DR2X will not do MMDVM from what I understand.

The URI-X plugs into the USB of the raspberry Pi and just offers a DB25 pinout for interfacing instead of using a USB sound FOB as it is the sound FOB in essence.

Otherwise you could interface the FOB using the CT-167 cable which gives you the COR/COS, PTT, GND, Mic Hi, and RX audio

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