I’m new to app_rpt, and allstarlink. I’m familiar with linux.
I am experimenting, I want to create a system like this:
- node 500, a virtual machine running ASL with no radio attached
- node 501, a raspberry pi running ASL, USB interface to a radio
- node 502, a raspberry pi running ASL, USB interface to a radio
- node 503, a raspberry pi running ASL, USB interface to a radio
all nodes will be on a local network, not connected to the Internet or the allstar server(s)
All the documentation I’m seeing is geared around how to link a local node to the allstar network, but I read in the features that linking to the allstar network is not necessary. I don’t see documentation on how to achieve a (private?) system with only local nodes.
I’ve picked up the fact (I think) that I’ll need a ‘powerful’ computer to serve as a hub. This is the purpose of my first node (the virtual machine).
How I want it to work: When a raspberry pi node detects its attached radio squelch open up, the other nodes should transmit the signal. (what is this basic system configuration even called?)
Bonus points: use a computer or smartphone app with a PTT feature to connect to the system and communicate with the nodes.
Right now, I have the hardware for the first 2 nodes. I don’t understand how to configure each node so they connect to each other. (I’ll add the rest of the nodes later, if I have success here)
I’m not sure I’m even using the correct terminology! Please help me if you can, I’m a little lost.
Brian - kb5won