Looking for help on setting up AllStar remote server or proxy

Looking for help on having a remote AllStarLink sever or proxy.

My application is setting up portable repeater using a WiFi connection on the Raspberry Pi without the need to log into a router to make any changes such as setting up port forwarding such as port 4569.

I would like to host a server (or equivalent) at my home QTH network for AllStarLink similar to how a proxy is done for EchoLink (java -jar EchoLinkProxy.jar) which has DynDns alias for QTH WAN IP address and port forwarding setup for port 4569 and whatever else ports might need to be setup.
Not knowing the specifics on AllStarLink maybe this doesn’t make any sense? Maybe setting up a radio-less AllStarLink hub is what is needed. I browsed the wiki.allstarlink.org and can’t seem to find the answer. Also couldn’t find any help on YouTube.

I would think this is a pretty common need to allow portable repeater with only a basic WiFi connection in locations such as hotels where one doesn’t have access to router for setting up port forwarding.

Hopefully there is a simple solution but not being an AllStarLink expert I’m not sure how to even ask the right questions.

Anyone that could provide a link on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.

Bryan
W1BRI

Bryan,

Not being the one who gives the best instructions but since no one else
has jumped in …

Many do what you mentioned when using a mobile node while traveling.

Remembering (you can normally connect outbound without port forward)
from a wifi location.

Place an Allstar server at home. Install 2 nodes on it, with one node
being set up as a HUB. Do the port forward on it
Make its audio driver (RXchannel use the pseudo driver) It becomes an
Allstar Repeater or conference connection point.What ever you want to
call it.

When portable connect (dial) your portable node outbound to that Hub
*73XXXXX

If you make the second node on the same home server. (Saves Hardware)
Set that Node to use the USB driver and interface it to your
Repeater/Radio or whatever you intend to talk to and from locally.

Connect the second node ( *73XXXXX) to the HUB. You can then have a full
time link from your current portable location to your home HUB. You will
hear any of the second nodes traffic it receives. Plus any other
station’s traffic that connects to your Hub.

Should you want to connect to another node somewhere else in the world
you can always dial it from your mobile/portable node. You can either
hang up the connection to the HUB to prevent the home node from having
to listen to your other connection or join them all together if you
leave the HUB connected.

Saves all the Monkey motion with DynDNS by using your own HUB as the
central connection point. Being able to have multiple connections is one
of the things that makes Allstar so great.

Is that something like what you were looking for?

Larry - N7FM

···

On 6/9/20 6:28 PM, Bryan Cerqua via AllStarLink Discussion Groups wrote:

[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Looking for help on having a remote AllStarLink sever or proxy.

My application is setting up portable repeater using a WiFi connection
on the Raspberry Pi /without/ the need to log into a router to make
any changes such as setting up port forwarding such as port 4569.

I would like to host a server (or equivalent) at my home QTH network for
AllStarLink similar to how a proxy is done for EchoLink (java -jar
EchoLinkProxy.jar) which has DynDns alias for QTH WAN IP address and
port forwarding setup for port 4569 and whatever else ports might need
to be setup.
Not knowing the specifics on AllStarLink maybe this doesn’t make any
sense? Maybe setting up a radio-less AllStarLink hub is what is needed.
I browsed the wiki.allstarlink.org http://wiki.allstarlink.org and
can’t seem to find the answer. Also couldn’t find any help on YouTube.

I would think this is a pretty common need to allow portable repeater
with only a basic WiFi connection in locations such as hotels where one
doesn’t have access to router for setting up port forwarding.

Hopefully there is a simple solution but not being an AllStarLink expert
I’m not sure how to even ask the right questions.

Anyone that could provide a link on how to do this would be greatly
appreciated.

Bryan
W1BRI


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Thanks Larry for the tips and guidelines.
As long as it possible I should be able to figure things out.
However I have no experience with ALS yet so having some good examples with needed commands would help.

I’m trying figure out what’s needed before purchasing any interface hardware.

Bryan
W1BRI

Bryan,

If starting from scratch, for better help you need to provide more
information on your intended use of Allstar, your Internet connection
and what you intend to drive with the Allstar feed.

Are you wanting to build an Allstar simplex RF node? Do you intend to
connect Allstar to a Repeater? Possibly construct a no-radio Node with
just a Mic and Speaker not caring about RF broadcast at your end?

Those question will determine what Sound interfaces you should look into.

Are you a builder that constructs things and has simple soldering
skills. Builds cables etc.

What kind of Internet connection is available at your location?
Satellite internet does not perform well due to latency.

I’m not trying to make things complex those answers will determine the
advice of what hardware and how to assemble things.

At a minimum you will need a Raspberry Pi for each location and some way
to interface sound between the Pi and whatever DEVICE you use to pass
audio to and from your Allstar Nodes.

Different USB sound interfaces are available depending on what you
intend to do with the Allstar’s TX/RX at your location. You can modify a
simple USB sound fob. Buy pre-made interfaces. Depends on your building
or plug and play preference.

Commands to utilize Allstar are included in the Allstar software and
nothing to worry about.

Without a better understanding of your end intent. Sorry I couldn’t be
more helpful.

Larry - N7FM

···

On 6/10/20 8:17 AM, Bryan Cerqua via AllStarLink Discussion Groups wrote:

[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Thanks Larry for the tips and guidelines.
As long as it possible I should be able to figure things out.
However I have no experience with ALS yet so having some good examples
with needed commands would help.

I’m trying figure out what’s needed before purchasing any interface
hardware.

Bryan
W1BRI


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[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Bryan,

Not being the one who gives the best instructions but since no one else
has jumped in …

Many do what you mentioned when using a mobile node while traveling.

Remembering (you can normally connect outbound without port forward)
from a wifi location.

Place an Allstar server at home. Install 2 nodes on it, with one node
being set up as a HUB. Do the port forward on it
Make its audio driver (RXchannel use the pseudo driver) It becomes an
Allstar Repeater or conference connection point.What ever you want to
call it.

When portable connect (dial) your portable node outbound to that Hub
*73XXXXX

If you make the second node on the same home server. (Saves Hardware)
Set that Node to use the USB driver and interface it to your
Repeater/Radio or whatever you intend to talk to and from locally.

Connect the second node ( *73XXXXX) to the HUB. You can then have a full
time link from your current portable location to your home HUB. You will
hear any of the second nodes traffic it receives. Plus any other
station’s traffic that connects to your Hub.

Should you want to connect to another node somewhere else in the world
you can always dial it from your mobile/portable node. You can either
hang up the connection to the HUB to prevent the home node from having
to listen to your other connection or join them all together if you
leave the HUB connected.

Saves all the Monkey motion with DynDNS by using your own HUB as the
central connection point. Being able to have multiple connections is one
of the things that makes Allstar so great.

Is that something like what you were looking for?

Larry - N7FM

··· (click for more details)
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[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Looking for help on having a remote AllStarLink sever or proxy.

My application is setting up portable repeater using a WiFi connection
on the Raspberry Pi /without/ the need to log into a router to make
any changes such as setting up port forwarding such as port 4569.

I would like to host a server (or equivalent) at my home QTH network for
AllStarLink similar to how a proxy is done for EchoLink (java -jar
EchoLinkProxy.jar) which has DynDns alias for QTH WAN IP address and
port forwarding setup for port 4569 and whatever else ports might need
to be setup.
Not knowing the specifics on AllStarLink maybe this doesn’t make any
sense? Maybe setting up a radio-less AllStarLink hub is what is needed.
I browsed the wiki.allstarlink.org http://wiki.allstarlink.org and
can’t seem to find the answer. Also couldn’t find any help on YouTube.

I would think this is a pretty common need to allow portable repeater
with only a basic WiFi connection in locations such as hotels where one
doesn’t have access to router for setting up port forwarding.

Hopefully there is a simple solution but not being an AllStarLink expert
I’m not sure how to even ask the right questions.

Anyone that could provide a link on how to do this would be greatly
appreciated.

Bryan
W1BRI


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Wow… Blew that Bryan.

Hadn’t read all your earlier posts so sorry for the babble.

Larry - N7FM

···

On 6/10/20 9:35 AM, larry wrote:

Bryan,

If starting from scratch, for better help you need to provide more
information on your intended use of Allstar, your Internet connection
and what you intend to drive with the Allstar feed.

Are you wanting to build an Allstar simplex RF node? Do you intend to
connect Allstar to a Repeater? Possibly construct a no-radio Node with
just a Mic and Speaker not caring about RF broadcast at your end?

Those question will determine what Sound interfaces you should look into.

Are you a builder that constructs things and has simple soldering
skills. Builds cables etc.

What kind of Internet connection is available at your location?
Satellite internet does not perform well due to latency.

I’m not trying to make things complex those answers will determine the
advice of what hardware and how to assemble things.

At a minimum you will need a Raspberry Pi for each location and some
way to interface sound between the Pi and whatever DEVICE you use to
pass audio to and from your Allstar Nodes.

Different USB sound interfaces are available depending on what you
intend to do with the Allstar’s TX/RX at your location. You can modify
a simple USB sound fob. Buy pre-made interfaces. Depends on your
building or plug and play preference.

Commands to utilize Allstar are included in the Allstar software and
nothing to worry about.

Without a better understanding of your end intent. Sorry I couldn’t be
more helpful.

Larry - N7FM

On 6/10/20 8:17 AM, Bryan Cerqua via AllStarLink Discussion Groups wrote:

[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI
https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Thanks Larry for the tips and guidelines.
As long as it possible I should be able to figure things out.
However I have no experience with ALS yet so having some good
examples with needed commands would help.

I’m trying figure out what’s needed before purchasing any interface
hardware.

Bryan
W1BRI


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[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Bryan,

Not being the one who gives the best instructions but since no one else
has jumped in …

Many do what you mentioned when using a mobile node while traveling.

Remembering (you can normally connect outbound without port forward)
from a wifi location.

Place an Allstar server at home. Install 2 nodes on it, with one node
being set up as a HUB. Do the port forward on it
Make its audio driver (RXchannel use the pseudo driver) It becomes an
Allstar Repeater or conference connection point.What ever you want to
call it.

When portable connect (dial) your portable node outbound to that Hub
*73XXXXX

If you make the second node on the same home server. (Saves Hardware)
Set that Node to use the USB driver and interface it to your
Repeater/Radio or whatever you intend to talk to and from locally.

Connect the second node ( *73XXXXX) to the HUB. You can then have a full
time link from your current portable location to your home HUB. You will
hear any of the second nodes traffic it receives. Plus any other
station’s traffic that connects to your Hub.

Should you want to connect to another node somewhere else in the world
you can always dial it from your mobile/portable node. You can either
hang up the connection to the HUB to prevent the home node from having
to listen to your other connection or join them all together if you
leave the HUB connected.

Saves all the Monkey motion with DynDNS by using your own HUB as the
central connection point. Being able to have multiple connections is one
of the things that makes Allstar so great.

Is that something like what you were looking for?

Larry - N7FM

··· (click for more details)
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[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI
https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Looking for help on having a remote AllStarLink sever or proxy.

My application is setting up portable repeater using a WiFi
connection on the Raspberry Pi /without/ the need to log into a
router to make any changes such as setting up port forwarding such as
port 4569.

I would like to host a server (or equivalent) at my home QTH network
for AllStarLink similar to how a proxy is done for EchoLink (java
-jar EchoLinkProxy.jar) which has DynDns alias for QTH WAN IP address
and port forwarding setup for port 4569 and whatever else ports might
need to be setup.
Not knowing the specifics on AllStarLink maybe this doesn’t make any
sense? Maybe setting up a radio-less AllStarLink hub is what is
needed. I browsed the wiki.allstarlink.org
http://wiki.allstarlink.org and can’t seem to find the answer. Also
couldn’t find any help on YouTube.

I would think this is a pretty common need to allow portable repeater
with only a basic WiFi connection in locations such as hotels where
one doesn’t have access to router for setting up port forwarding.

Hopefully there is a simple solution but not being an AllStarLink
expert I’m not sure how to even ask the right questions.

Anyone that could provide a link on how to do this would be greatly
appreciated.

Bryan
W1BRI


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Larry;

I already have a working Raspberry Pi up and running with ORP/SVXLink.
The entire repeater is contained in a small ammo box with mobile duplexer, see attached PDF.

I was able to upload my PDF of my portable repeater project and some photos of my main EchoLink UHF repeater located in Milford MA as part of the Greater Milford Amateur Radio Group.

I appreciate the help since nobody else has offered any comments.

My need is pretty basic. Portable repeater (with R_Pi running ALS instead of SVXLink) on a WiFi network but nothing else, this could be basically just some hotel WiFi or family member WiFi without any need to log into a router and setup up anything.

The portable repeater with the R_Pi will have ALS installed and whatever else node setup is needed, (just a plain Jane ALS node) From what you mentioned already for outgoing connections I don’t need much else. This would be the primary need to only support outgoing connections at this time.

At my home QTH (Verzion FIOS 100 Mbps connection) I already run an EchoLink node (3819) that is setup on a Windows 10 mini Liva PC. My Verzion router has port forwarding to support this EchoLink repeater (UDP 5198, 5199 & TCP 5200).

I believe ALS runs on only LInux so this means I can’t run ALS on my Liva Windows 10 machine.
I just ordered another R-Pi today on Amazon and plan to install ALS on it and configure it to allow a node, hub, whatever it takes to tie together the portable repeater and bridge over to my Main EchoLink node (3819).

The goal is simply to be on my HT within range of the portable repeater and enter a DTMF command that would connect the portable repeater to my main EchoLink repeater. If based on what you mentioned I could setup an allstar server at home to bridge the portable repeater to EchoLink repeater.
(This is what I need to figure out )

I would also like to have the portable repeater operate as a general AllStarLink public node that I could connect into other AllStarLink’d / IRLP repeaters, in this case its not important the my main EchoLink node is not tied in.

Once I come up to speed on ALS I plan on moving the Main EchoLink repeater over to AllStarLink, probably means I will kill Windows 10 on the Liva and install some form of Linux, this is a later project hi hi. (Maybe I can run somekind of Linux VMware on my Windows LIva computer ?)

BryanW1BRI_Portable_Repeater_Project.pdf (1.0 MB)

Thanks for your patience and help.

Bryan
W1BRI

Hey nice setup you have Bryan.

I hate to say this but I am totally unfamiliar with SVXLink and Echolink
as well.

As far as compatibility with ASL in it’s current form, that’s something
someone more versed in those platforms than I will have to chime in and
help you.

I have 4 different Repeaters at my location and hosted one other some
time back. I run a couple of IRLP Nodes for for some of my friends/users
that still have friends with IRLP Nodes in other cities.

A few years ago I became friends with another Ham who lived where he
couldn’t access some of our local repeaters from his home, Allstar
became the solution giving him a VOIP link between his home and my
repeaters. (think LONG mic cord) An ASL no-radio node at his home and
ASL nodes hooked to my different repeaters. He could connect to any
repeater he wanted and chat just like he was using a local mic.

Eventually Allstar was added to all of my repeaters along with other
Repeater Owners doing likewise. It is used to link our different
repeaters throughout our city and outlying areas. Links can be between
any or all depending on what is happening where.

Currently linked like so …
http://stats.allstarlink.org/getstatus.cgi?28358

Once I got into Allstar it’s versatility became so apparent that I lost
interest in most other VOIP modes.

Larry - N7FM

···

On 6/10/20 11:06 AM, Bryan Cerqua via AllStarLink Discussion Groups wrote:

[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Larry;

I already have a working Raspberry Pi up and running with ORP/SVXLink.
The entire repeater is contained in a small ammo box with mobile
duplexer, see attached PDF.

I was able to upload my PDF of my portable repeater project and some
photos of my main EchoLink UHF repeater located in Milford MA as part of
the Greater Milford Amateur Radio Group.

I appreciate the help since nobody else has offered any comments.

My need is pretty basic. Portable repeater (with R_Pi running ALS
instead of SVXLink) on a WiFi network but nothing else, this could be
basically just some hotel WiFi or family member WiFi without any need to
log into a router and setup up anything.

The portable repeater with the R_Pi will have ALS installed and whatever
else node setup is needed, (just a plain Jane ALS node) From what you
mentioned already for outgoing connections I don’t need much else. This
would be the primary need to only support outgoing connections at this time.

At my home QTH (Verzion FIOS 100 Mbps connection) I already run an
EchoLink node (3819) that is setup on a Windows 10 mini Liva PC. My
Verzion router has port forwarding to support this EchoLink repeater
(UDP 5198, 5199 & TCP 5200).

I believe ALS runs on only LInux so this means I can’t run ALS on my
Liva Windows 10 machine.
I just ordered another R-Pi today on Amazon and plan to install ALS on
it and configure it to allow a node, hub, whatever it takes to tie
together the portable repeater and bridge over to my Main EchoLink node
(3819).

The goal is simply to be on my HT within range of the portable repeater
and enter a DTMF command that would connect the portable repeater to my
main EchoLink repeater. If based on what you mentioned I could setup an
allstar server at home to bridge the portable repeater to EchoLink repeater.
(This is what I need to figure out )

I would also like to have the portable repeater operate as a general
AllStarLink public node that I could connect into other AllStarLink’d /
IRLP repeaters, in this case its not important the my main EchoLink node
is not tied in.

Once I come up to speed on ALS I plan on moving the Main EchoLink
repeater over to AllStarLink, probably means I will kill Windows 10 on
the Liva and install some form of Linux, this is a later project hi hi.
(Maybe I can run somekind of Linux VMware on my Windows LIva computer ?)

BryanW1BRI_Portable_Repeater_Project.pdf
https://community.allstarlink.org/uploads/short-url/mIcASyB6VDdPlvEGDYFNPb5bVOg.pdf
(1.0 MB)

Thanks for your patience and help.

Bryan
W1BRI


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[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Wow… Blew that Bryan.

Hadn’t read all your earlier posts so sorry for the babble.

Larry - N7FM

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[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Bryan,

If starting from scratch, for better help you need to provide more
information on your intended use of Allstar, your Internet connection
and what you intend to drive with the Allstar feed.

Are you wanting to build an Allstar simplex RF node? Do you intend to
connect Allstar to a Repeater? Possibly construct a no-radio Node with
just a Mic and Speaker not caring about RF broadcast at your end?

Those question will determine what Sound interfaces you should look into.

Are you a builder that constructs things and has simple soldering
skills. Builds cables etc.

What kind of Internet connection is available at your location?
Satellite internet does not perform well due to latency.

I’m not trying to make things complex those answers will determine the
advice of what hardware and how to assemble things.

At a minimum you will need a Raspberry Pi for each location and some way
to interface sound between the Pi and whatever DEVICE you use to pass
audio to and from your Allstar Nodes.

Different USB sound interfaces are available depending on what you
intend to do with the Allstar’s TX/RX at your location. You can modify a
simple USB sound fob. Buy pre-made interfaces. Depends on your building
or plug and play preference.

Commands to utilize Allstar are included in the Allstar software and
nothing to worry about.

Without a better understanding of your end intent. Sorry I couldn’t be
more helpful.

Larry - N7FM

··· (click for more details)
https://community.allstarlink.org/t/looking-for-help-on-setting-up-allstar-remote-server-or-proxy/17120/4
[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Thanks Larry for the tips and guidelines.
As long as it possible I should be able to figure things out.
However I have no experience with ALS yet so having some good examples
with needed commands would help.

I’m trying figure out what’s needed before purchasing any interface
hardware.

Bryan
W1BRI

[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Bryan,

Not being the one who gives the best instructions but since no one else
has jumped in …

Many do what you mentioned when using a mobile node while traveling.

Remembering (you can normally connect outbound without port forward)
from a wifi location.

Place an Allstar server at home. Install 2 nodes on it, with one node
being set up as a HUB. Do the port forward on it
Make its audio driver (RXchannel use the pseudo driver) It becomes an
Allstar Repeater or conference connection point.What ever you want to
call it.

When portable connect (dial) your portable node outbound to that Hub
*73XXXXX

If you make the second node on the same home server. (Saves Hardware)
Set that Node to use the USB driver and interface it to your
Repeater/Radio or whatever you intend to talk to and from locally.

Connect the second node ( *73XXXXX) to the HUB. You can then have a full
time link from your current portable location to your home HUB. You will
hear any of the second nodes traffic it receives. Plus any other
station’s traffic that connects to your Hub.

Should you want to connect to another node somewhere else in the world
you can always dial it from your mobile/portable node. You can either
hang up the connection to the HUB to prevent the home node from having
to listen to your other connection or join them all together if you
leave the HUB connected.

Saves all the Monkey motion with DynDNS by using your own HUB as the
central connection point. Being able to have multiple connections is one
of the things that makes Allstar so great.

Is that something like what you were looking for?

Larry - N7FM

··· (click for more details)
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[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Looking for help on having a remote AllStarLink sever or proxy.

My application is setting up portable repeater using a WiFi connection
on the Raspberry Pi /without/ the need to log into a router to make
any changes such as setting up port forwarding such as port 4569.

I would like to host a server (or equivalent) at my home QTH network for
AllStarLink similar to how a proxy is done for EchoLink (java -jar
EchoLinkProxy.jar) which has DynDns alias for QTH WAN IP address and
port forwarding setup for port 4569 and whatever else ports might need
to be setup.
Not knowing the specifics on AllStarLink maybe this doesn’t make any
sense? Maybe setting up a radio-less AllStarLink hub is what is needed.
I browsed the wiki.allstarlink.org http://wiki.allstarlink.org and
can’t seem to find the answer. Also couldn’t find any help on YouTube.

I would think this is a pretty common need to allow portable repeater
with only a basic WiFi connection in locations such as hotels where one
doesn’t have access to router for setting up port forwarding.

Hopefully there is a simple solution but not being an AllStarLink expert
I’m not sure how to even ask the right questions.

Anyone that could provide a link on how to do this would be greatly
appreciated.

Bryan
W1BRI


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Larry;

Looks like I will just have to push through figuring out how to set things up once my R_Pi arrives.

The local IRLP node my buddy Roger owns (WA1NVC) is in the town of Framingham where I work at (Bose as an EMC engineer) on 448.175, maybe I could try linking that to your system sometime.

The club that I belong to is called the MMRA, I’ve been working on this network of about 22 repeaters for the last 25 years. The repeaters are link the old fashion way using UHF mobile radios. We also have two 900 MHz repeaters that are also on IRLP. It’s one of the largest networks of repeaters in the northeast. The two UHF hub repeaters also have EchoLink.

Maybe we should think about using the RF links as a back up and move the repeaters over to AllStar.
Each repeater site has WiFi using a R_Pi router with USB cell phone dongle.

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_location.html

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/gmap.html

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/MDN/MDN_party.html That’s me in red hat :slight_smile:
I’m still waiting for some from the AllStar helpdesk to provide me with my node registration so I can download the R_Pi image, its been a few days now and no response yet.

Bryan
W1BRI

Bryan,

Since you have no qualms about building an ASL portable node and you
apparently from the look of your pictures do have test equipment and
apparently aren’t afraid of building things.

I would suggest building a No-Radio setup for a portable node when you
are traveling. By using a RPi with built in Wifi it should be able to
accees any close wifi you can access. Use that for your Allstar node to
dial outbound.

Refer to this https://www2.hamvoip.org/hamradio/USBFOB_without_radio/ as
an example. There are other links for radioless nodes found if you
search for them.

Build your Allstar server (2 Nodes) at home. As I said make one node’s
stanza be your HUB using the pseudo driver. Make a second Allstar node
on the same server. Using a USB interface either hook it to a RF
radio/repeater or turn it into another radioless node with just a mic
and speaker in place of RF equipment.

Connect (Dial) the second node on the home server to your HUB on the
same server. Use the portable node to call in from other locations
connecting to the HUB’s Allstar number. You will have a VOIP connection
from wherever your portable node is to your home HUB as well as whatever
the second node is terminated with, RF simplex radio, repeater, or
another no radioless interface.

I would assign an Allstar number that you prefer outsiders to connect to
you to the HUB.

Once you get that working you can see if you can make echolink work with
what you already have.

Larry - N7FM

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[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Larry;

I already have a working Raspberry Pi up and running with ORP/SVXLink.
The entire repeater is contained in a small ammo box with mobile
duplexer, see attached PDF.

I was able to upload my PDF of my portable repeater project and some
photos of my main EchoLink UHF repeater located in Milford MA as part of
the Greater Milford Amateur Radio Group.

I appreciate the help since nobody else has offered any comments.

My need is pretty basic. Portable repeater (with R_Pi running ALS
instead of SVXLink) on a WiFi network but nothing else, this could be
basically just some hotel WiFi or family member WiFi without any need to
log into a router and setup up anything.

The portable repeater with the R_Pi will have ALS installed and whatever
else node setup is needed, (just a plain Jane ALS node) From what you
mentioned already for outgoing connections I don’t need much else. This
would be the primary need to only support outgoing connections at this time.

At my home QTH (Verzion FIOS 100 Mbps connection) I already run an
EchoLink node (3819) that is setup on a Windows 10 mini Liva PC. My
Verzion router has port forwarding to support this EchoLink repeater
(UDP 5198, 5199 & TCP 5200).

I believe ALS runs on only LInux so this means I can’t run ALS on my
Liva Windows 10 machine.
I just ordered another R-Pi today on Amazon and plan to install ALS on
it and configure it to allow a node, hub, whatever it takes to tie
together the portable repeater and bridge over to my Main EchoLink node
(3819).

The goal is simply to be on my HT within range of the portable repeater
and enter a DTMF command that would connect the portable repeater to my
main EchoLink repeater. If based on what you mentioned I could setup an
allstar server at home to bridge the portable repeater to EchoLink repeater.
(This is what I need to figure out )

I would also like to have the portable repeater operate as a general
AllStarLink public node that I could connect into other AllStarLink’d /
IRLP repeaters, in this case its not important the my main EchoLink node
is not tied in.

Once I come up to speed on ALS I plan on moving the Main EchoLink
repeater over to AllStarLink, probably means I will kill Windows 10 on
the Liva and install some form of Linux, this is a later project hi hi.
(Maybe I can run somekind of Linux VMware on my Windows LIva computer ?)

BryanW1BRI_Portable_Repeater_Project.pdf
https://community.allstarlink.org/uploads/short-url/mIcASyB6VDdPlvEGDYFNPb5bVOg.pdf
(1.0 MB)

Thanks for your patience and help.

Bryan
W1BRI


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[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Wow… Blew that Bryan.

Hadn’t read all your earlier posts so sorry for the babble.

Larry - N7FM

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[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Bryan,

If starting from scratch, for better help you need to provide more
information on your intended use of Allstar, your Internet connection
and what you intend to drive with the Allstar feed.

Are you wanting to build an Allstar simplex RF node? Do you intend to
connect Allstar to a Repeater? Possibly construct a no-radio Node with
just a Mic and Speaker not caring about RF broadcast at your end?

Those question will determine what Sound interfaces you should look into.

Are you a builder that constructs things and has simple soldering
skills. Builds cables etc.

What kind of Internet connection is available at your location?
Satellite internet does not perform well due to latency.

I’m not trying to make things complex those answers will determine the
advice of what hardware and how to assemble things.

At a minimum you will need a Raspberry Pi for each location and some way
to interface sound between the Pi and whatever DEVICE you use to pass
audio to and from your Allstar Nodes.

Different USB sound interfaces are available depending on what you
intend to do with the Allstar’s TX/RX at your location. You can modify a
simple USB sound fob. Buy pre-made interfaces. Depends on your building
or plug and play preference.

Commands to utilize Allstar are included in the Allstar software and
nothing to worry about.

Without a better understanding of your end intent. Sorry I couldn’t be
more helpful.

Larry - N7FM

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[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Thanks Larry for the tips and guidelines.
As long as it possible I should be able to figure things out.
However I have no experience with ALS yet so having some good examples
with needed commands would help.

I’m trying figure out what’s needed before purchasing any interface
hardware.

Bryan
W1BRI

[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Bryan,

Not being the one who gives the best instructions but since no one else
has jumped in …

Many do what you mentioned when using a mobile node while traveling.

Remembering (you can normally connect outbound without port forward)
from a wifi location.

Place an Allstar server at home. Install 2 nodes on it, with one node
being set up as a HUB. Do the port forward on it
Make its audio driver (RXchannel use the pseudo driver) It becomes an
Allstar Repeater or conference connection point.What ever you want to
call it.

When portable connect (dial) your portable node outbound to that Hub
*73XXXXX

If you make the second node on the same home server. (Saves Hardware)
Set that Node to use the USB driver and interface it to your
Repeater/Radio or whatever you intend to talk to and from locally.

Connect the second node ( *73XXXXX) to the HUB. You can then have a full
time link from your current portable location to your home HUB. You will
hear any of the second nodes traffic it receives. Plus any other
station’s traffic that connects to your Hub.

Should you want to connect to another node somewhere else in the world
you can always dial it from your mobile/portable node. You can either
hang up the connection to the HUB to prevent the home node from having
to listen to your other connection or join them all together if you
leave the HUB connected.

Saves all the Monkey motion with DynDNS by using your own HUB as the
central connection point. Being able to have multiple connections is one
of the things that makes Allstar so great.

Is that something like what you were looking for?

Larry - N7FM

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[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Looking for help on having a remote AllStarLink sever or proxy.

My application is setting up portable repeater using a WiFi connection
on the Raspberry Pi /without/ the need to log into a router to make
any changes such as setting up port forwarding such as port 4569.

I would like to host a server (or equivalent) at my home QTH network for
AllStarLink similar to how a proxy is done for EchoLink (java -jar
EchoLinkProxy.jar) which has DynDns alias for QTH WAN IP address and
port forwarding setup for port 4569 and whatever else ports might need
to be setup.
Not knowing the specifics on AllStarLink maybe this doesn’t make any
sense? Maybe setting up a radio-less AllStarLink hub is what is needed.
I browsed the wiki.allstarlink.org http://wiki.allstarlink.org and
can’t seem to find the answer. Also couldn’t find any help on YouTube.

I would think this is a pretty common need to allow portable repeater
with only a basic WiFi connection in locations such as hotels where one
doesn’t have access to router for setting up port forwarding.

Hopefully there is a simple solution but not being an AllStarLink expert
I’m not sure how to even ask the right questions.

Anyone that could provide a link on how to do this would be greatly
appreciated.

Bryan
W1BRI


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Cool Bryan,

No need to wait on the download. you can always download and build the
ASL card for the Pi.

Registration and account details aren’r needed until you run the
firstime setup on RPi.

Well once you get a server up and running configuring things won’t be
difficult for you. Set up help can always be found on here.

Unce the software is installed you will be able to edit the settings and
off you go.

Holler and I will try to help.
In fact what is your personal email? QRZ failed when I tried it back a ways.

Might be better than cluttering the list.

Larry - N7FM
larry@n7fm.com

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[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 11

Larry;

Looks like I will just have to push through figuring out how to set
things up once my R_Pi arrives.

The local IRLP node my buddy Roger owns (WA1NVC) is in the town of
Framingham where I work at (Bose as an EMC engineer) on 448.175, maybe I
could try linking that to your system sometime.

The club that I belong to is called the MMRA, I’ve been working on this
network of about 22 repeaters for the last 25 years. The repeaters are
link the old fashion way using UHF mobile radios. We also have two 900
MHz repeaters that are also on IRLP. It’s one of the largest networks of
repeaters in the northeast. The two UHF hub repeaters also have EchoLink.

Maybe we should think about using the RF links as a back up and move the
repeaters over to AllStar.
Each repeater site has WiFi using a R_Pi router with USB cell phone dongle.

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_location.html

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/gmap.html

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/MDN/MDN_party.html That’s me in red hat
:slight_smile:
I’m still waiting for some from the AllStar helpdesk to provide me with
my node registration so I can download the R_Pi image, its been a few
days now and no response yet.

Bryan
W1BRI


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[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 11

Hey nice setup you have Bryan.

I hate to say this but I am totally unfamiliar with SVXLink and Echolink
as well.

As far as compatibility with ASL in it’s current form, that’s something
someone more versed in those platforms than I will have to chime in and
help you.

I have 4 different Repeaters at my location and hosted one other some
time back. I run a couple of IRLP Nodes for for some of my friends/users
that still have friends with IRLP Nodes in other cities.

A few years ago I became friends with another Ham who lived where he
couldn’t access some of our local repeaters from his home, Allstar
became the solution giving him a VOIP link between his home and my
repeaters. (think LONG mic cord) An ASL no-radio node at his home and
ASL nodes hooked to my different repeaters. He could connect to any
repeater he wanted and chat just like he was using a local mic.

Eventually Allstar was added to all of my repeaters along with other
Repeater Owners doing likewise. It is used to link our different
repeaters throughout our city and outlying areas. Links can be between
any or all depending on what is happening where.

Currently linked like so …
http://stats.allstarlink.org/getstatus.cgi?28358

Once I got into Allstar it’s versatility became so apparent that I lost
interest in most other VOIP modes.

Larry - N7FM

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[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Larry;

I already have a working Raspberry Pi up and running with ORP/SVXLink.
The entire repeater is contained in a small ammo box with mobile
duplexer, see attached PDF.

I was able to upload my PDF of my portable repeater project and some
photos of my main EchoLink UHF repeater located in Milford MA as part of
the Greater Milford Amateur Radio Group.

I appreciate the help since nobody else has offered any comments.

My need is pretty basic. Portable repeater (with R_Pi running ALS
instead of SVXLink) on a WiFi network but nothing else, this could be
basically just some hotel WiFi or family member WiFi without any need to
log into a router and setup up anything.

The portable repeater with the R_Pi will have ALS installed and whatever
else node setup is needed, (just a plain Jane ALS node) From what you
mentioned already for outgoing connections I don’t need much else. This
would be the primary need to only support outgoing connections at this time.

At my home QTH (Verzion FIOS 100 Mbps connection) I already run an
EchoLink node (3819) that is setup on a Windows 10 mini Liva PC. My
Verzion router has port forwarding to support this EchoLink repeater
(UDP 5198, 5199 & TCP 5200).

I believe ALS runs on only LInux so this means I can’t run ALS on my
Liva Windows 10 machine.
I just ordered another R-Pi today on Amazon and plan to install ALS on
it and configure it to allow a node, hub, whatever it takes to tie
together the portable repeater and bridge over to my Main EchoLink node
(3819).

The goal is simply to be on my HT within range of the portable repeater
and enter a DTMF command that would connect the portable repeater to my
main EchoLink repeater. If based on what you mentioned I could setup an
allstar server at home to bridge the portable repeater to EchoLink repeater.
(This is what I need to figure out )

I would also like to have the portable repeater operate as a general
AllStarLink public node that I could connect into other AllStarLink’d /
IRLP repeaters, in this case its not important the my main EchoLink node
is not tied in.

Once I come up to speed on ALS I plan on moving the Main EchoLink
repeater over to AllStarLink, probably means I will kill Windows 10 on
the Liva and install some form of Linux, this is a later project hi hi.
(Maybe I can run somekind of Linux VMware on my Windows LIva computer ?)

BryanW1BRI_Portable_Repeater_Project.pdf
https://community.allstarlink.org/uploads/short-url/mIcASyB6VDdPlvEGDYFNPb5bVOg.pdf
(1.0 MB)

Thanks for your patience and help.

Bryan
W1BRI

[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Wow… Blew that Bryan.

Hadn’t read all your earlier posts so sorry for the babble.

Larry - N7FM

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[larry] larry https://community.allstarlink.org/u/larry
June 10

Bryan,

If starting from scratch, for better help you need to provide more
information on your intended use of Allstar, your Internet connection
and what you intend to drive with the Allstar feed.

Are you wanting to build an Allstar simplex RF node? Do you intend to
connect Allstar to a Repeater? Possibly construct a no-radio Node with
just a Mic and Speaker not caring about RF broadcast at your end?

Those question will determine what Sound interfaces you should look into.

Are you a builder that constructs things and has simple soldering
skills. Builds cables etc.

What kind of Internet connection is available at your location?
Satellite internet does not perform well due to latency.

I’m not trying to make things complex those answers will determine the
advice of what hardware and how to assemble things.

At a minimum you will need a Raspberry Pi for each location and some way
to interface sound between the Pi and whatever DEVICE you use to pass
audio to and from your Allstar Nodes.

Different USB sound interfaces are available depending on what you
intend to do with the Allstar’s TX/RX at your location. You can modify a
simple USB sound fob. Buy pre-made interfaces. Depends on your building
or plug and play preference.

Commands to utilize Allstar are included in the Allstar software and
nothing to worry about.

Without a better understanding of your end intent. Sorry I couldn’t be
more helpful.

Larry - N7FM

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[BryanW1BRI] BryanW1BRI https://community.allstarlink.org/u/bryanw1bri
June 10

Thanks Larry for the tips and guidelines.
As long as it possible I should be able to figure things out.
However I have no experience with ALS yet so having some good examples
with needed commands would help.

I’m trying figure out what’s needed before purchasing any interface
hardware.

Bryan
W1BRI


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Bryan

Once your Pi arrives go the Allstarlink wiki.

http://dvswitch.org/files/ASL_Images/Raspberry_Pi/Stretch/

This will direct you to were to download the ASL image.

Read the readme file before you download.

Download and burn the image to your Micro SD card.

Put the Micro SD card in the Pi and apply power.

There is a step by step setup guide that will get you going.

https://wiki.allstarlink.org/wiki/Beginners_Guide

I hope this helps.

73

Marshall

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Larry;

Looks like I will just have to push through figuring out how to set things up once my R_Pi arrives.

The local IRLP node my buddy Roger owns (WA1NVC) is in the town of Framingham where I work at (Bose as an EMC engineer) on 448.175, maybe I could try linking that to your system sometime.

The club that I belong to is called the MMRA, I’ve been working on this network of about 22 repeaters for the last 25 years. The repeaters are link the old fashion way using UHF mobile radios. We also have two 900 MHz repeaters that are also on IRLP. It’s one of the largest networks of repeaters in the northeast. The two UHF hub repeaters also have EchoLink.

Maybe we should think about using the RF links as a back up and move the repeaters over to AllStar.
Each repeater site has WiFi using a R_Pi router with USB cell phone dongle.

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_location.html

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/gmap.html

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/MDN/MDN_party.html That’s me in red hat :slight_smile:
I’m still waiting for some from the AllStar helpdesk to provide me with my node registration so I can download the R_Pi image, its been a few days now and no response yet.

Bryan
W1BRI


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larry
June 11

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Hey nice setup you have Bryan.

I hate to say this but I am totally unfamiliar with SVXLink and Echolink
as well.

As far as compatibility with ASL in it’s current form, that’s something
someone more versed in those platforms than I will have to chime in and
help you.

I have 4 different Repeaters at my location and hosted one other some
time back. I run a couple of IRLP Nodes for for some of my friends/users
that still have friends with IRLP Nodes in other cities.

A few years ago I became friends with another Ham who lived where he
couldn’t access some of our local repeaters from his home, Allstar
became the solution giving him a VOIP link between his home and my
repeaters. (think LONG mic cord) An ASL no-radio node at his home and
ASL nodes hooked to my different repeaters. He could connect to any
repeater he wanted and chat just like he was using a local mic.

Eventually Allstar was added to all of my repeaters along with other
Repeater Owners doing likewise. It is used to link our different
repeaters throughout our city and outlying areas. Links can be between
any or all depending on what is happening where.

Currently linked like so …
http://stats.allstarlink.org/getstatus.cgi?28358

Once I got into Allstar it’s versatility became so apparent that I lost
interest in most other VOIP modes.

Larry - N7FM

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BryanW1BRI
June 10

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  • | - |

Larry;

I already have a working Raspberry Pi up and running with ORP/SVXLink.
The entire repeater is contained in a small ammo box with mobile duplexer, see attached PDF.

I was able to upload my PDF of my portable repeater project and some photos of my main EchoLink UHF repeater located in Milford MA as part of the Greater Milford Amateur Radio Group.

I appreciate the help since nobody else has offered any comments.

My need is pretty basic. Portable repeater (with R_Pi running ALS instead of SVXLink) on a WiFi network but nothing else, this could be basically just some hotel WiFi or family member WiFi without any need to log into a router and setup up anything.

The portable repeater with the R_Pi will have ALS installed and whatever else node setup is needed, (just a plain Jane ALS node) From what you mentioned already for outgoing connections I don’t need much else. This would be the primary need to only support outgoing connections at this time.

At my home QTH (Verzion FIOS 100 Mbps connection) I already run an EchoLink node (3819) that is setup on a Windows 10 mini Liva PC. My Verzion router has port forwarding to support this EchoLink repeater (UDP 5198, 5199 & TCP 5200).

I believe ALS runs on only LInux so this means I can’t run ALS on my Liva Windows 10 machine.
I just ordered another R-Pi today on Amazon and plan to install ALS on it and configure it to allow a node, hub, whatever it takes to tie together the portable repeater and bridge over to my Main EchoLink node (3819).

The goal is simply to be on my HT within range of the portable repeater and enter a DTMF command that would connect the portable repeater to my main EchoLink repeater. If based on what you mentioned I could setup an allstar server at home to bridge the portable repeater to EchoLink repeater.
(This is what I need to figure out )

I would also like to have the portable repeater operate as a general AllStarLink public node that I could connect into other AllStarLink’d / IRLP repeaters, in this case its not important the my main EchoLink node is not tied in.

Once I come up to speed on ALS I plan on moving the Main EchoLink repeater over to AllStarLink, probably means I will kill Windows 10 on the Liva and install some form of Linux, this is a later project hi hi. (Maybe I can run somekind of Linux VMware on my Windows LIva computer ?)

BryanW1BRI_Portable_Repeater_Project.pdf (1.0 MB)

Thanks for your patience and help.

Bryan
W1BRI





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larry
June 10

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  • | - |

Wow… Blew that Bryan.

Hadn’t read all your earlier posts so sorry for the babble.

Larry - N7FM

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larry
June 10

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  • | - |

Bryan,

If starting from scratch, for better help you need to provide more
information on your intended use of Allstar, your Internet connection
and what you intend to drive with the Allstar feed.

Are you wanting to build an Allstar simplex RF node? Do you intend to
connect Allstar to a Repeater? Possibly construct a no-radio Node with
just a Mic and Speaker not caring about RF broadcast at your end?

Those question will determine what Sound interfaces you should look into.

Are you a builder that constructs things and has simple soldering
skills. Builds cables etc.

What kind of Internet connection is available at your location?
Satellite internet does not perform well due to latency.

I’m not trying to make things complex those answers will determine the
advice of what hardware and how to assemble things.

At a minimum you will need a Raspberry Pi for each location and some way
to interface sound between the Pi and whatever DEVICE you use to pass
audio to and from your Allstar Nodes.

Different USB sound interfaces are available depending on what you
intend to do with the Allstar’s TX/RX at your location. You can modify a
simple USB sound fob. Buy pre-made interfaces. Depends on your building
or plug and play preference.

Commands to utilize Allstar are included in the Allstar software and
nothing to worry about.

Without a better understanding of your end intent. Sorry I couldn’t be
more helpful.

Larry - N7FM

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BryanW1BRI
June 10

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  • | - |

Thanks Larry for the tips and guidelines.
As long as it possible I should be able to figure things out.
However I have no experience with ALS yet so having some good examples with needed commands would help.

I’m trying figure out what’s needed before purchasing any interface hardware.

Bryan
W1BRI


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Marshall;

I had already read the “how to” (https://wiki.allstarlink.org/wiki/Beginners_Guide) that said you need to log into your account then go to the “Portal” section, I don’t see the “Portal” menu on the AllStarLink web site and don’t know why, I thought it would show up after I registered for an account?

I will follow the steps in the links your provided.

My R_Pi should arrive tomorrow.

Thanks for you support.

Bryan
W1BRI

Larry;

I think your suggesting that I use a radio-less setup to tie my EchoLink repeater to AllStarLink server?

I was thinking I could just connect in or “dial up” my EchoLink repeater just like any other AllStarLink node.

My thinking is that the connection between an EchoLink station and an AllStarLink node is done over the internet and not something that is “patched/wired” at home using an R-Pi sound card with audio connections to my EchoLink repeater, maybe I got this wrong?

Anyway you can reach me at bryan.cerqua@gmail.com

Bryan
W1BRI

Bryan,

If you don’t see your callsign at the top of the webpage when you login to the Portal that means you are not logged in for some reason.

This could be that your account is not validated yet.

I just checked and your account is validated. Try login in now and see if it works.

Marshall - ke6pcv

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BryanW1BRI
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Marshall;

I had already read the “how to” (https://wiki.allstarlink.org/wiki/Beginners_Guide) that said you need to log into your account then go to the “Portal” section, I don’t see the “Portal” menu on the AllStarLink web site and don’t know why, I thought it would show up after I registered for an account?

I will follow the steps in the links your provided.

My R_Pi should arrive tomorrow.

Thanks for you support.

Bryan
W1BRI


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KE6PCV ASL Admin
June 11

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Bryan

Once your Pi arrives go the Allstarlink wiki.

http://dvswitch.org/files/ASL_Images/Raspberry_Pi/Stretch/

This will direct you to were to download the ASL image.

Read the readme file before you download.

Download and burn the image to your Micro SD card.

Put the Micro SD card in the Pi and apply power.

There is a step by step setup guide that will get you going.

https://wiki.allstarlink.org/wiki/Beginners_Guide

I hope this helps.

73

Marshall

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larry
June 11

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Cool Bryan,

No need to wait on the download. you can always download and build the
ASL card for the Pi.

Registration and account details aren’r needed until you run the
firstime setup on RPi.

Well once you get a server up and running configuring things won’t be
difficult for you. Set up help can always be found on here.

Unce the software is installed you will be able to edit the settings and
off you go.

Holler and I will try to help.
In fact what is your personal email? QRZ failed when I tried it back a ways.

Might be better than cluttering the list.

Larry - N7FM
larry@n7fm.com

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larry
June 11

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Bryan,

Since you have no qualms about building an ASL portable node and you
apparently from the look of your pictures do have test equipment and
apparently aren’t afraid of building things.

I would suggest building a No-Radio setup for a portable node when you
are traveling. By using a RPi with built in Wifi it should be able to
accees any close wifi you can access. Use that for your Allstar node to
dial outbound.

Refer to this https://www2.hamvoip.org/hamradio/USBFOB_without_radio/ as
an example. There are other links for radioless nodes found if you
search for them.

Build your Allstar server (2 Nodes) at home. As I said make one node’s
stanza be your HUB using the pseudo driver. Make a second Allstar node
on the same server. Using a USB interface either hook it to a RF
radio/repeater or turn it into another radioless node with just a mic
and speaker in place of RF equipment.

Connect (Dial) the second node on the home server to your HUB on the
same server. Use the portable node to call in from other locations
connecting to the HUB’s Allstar number. You will have a VOIP connection
from wherever your portable node is to your home HUB as well as whatever
the second node is terminated with, RF simplex radio, repeater, or
another no radioless interface.

I would assign an Allstar number that you prefer outsiders to connect to
you to the HUB.

Once you get that working you can see if you can make echolink work with
what you already have.

Larry - N7FM

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BryanW1BRI
June 11

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Larry;

Looks like I will just have to push through figuring out how to set things up once my R_Pi arrives.

The local IRLP node my buddy Roger owns (WA1NVC) is in the town of Framingham where I work at (Bose as an EMC engineer) on 448.175, maybe I could try linking that to your system sometime.

The club that I belong to is called the MMRA, I’ve been working on this network of about 22 repeaters for the last 25 years. The repeaters are link the old fashion way using UHF mobile radios. We also have two 900 MHz repeaters that are also on IRLP. It’s one of the largest networks of repeaters in the northeast. The two UHF hub repeaters also have EchoLink.

Maybe we should think about using the RF links as a back up and move the repeaters over to AllStar.
Each repeater site has WiFi using a R_Pi router with USB cell phone dongle.

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/repeater_index_by_location.html

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/gmap.html

https://www.mmra.org/repeaters/MDN/MDN_party.html That’s me in red hat :slight_smile:
I’m still waiting for some from the AllStar helpdesk to provide me with my node registration so I can download the R_Pi image, its been a few days now and no response yet.

Bryan
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larry
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Hey nice setup you have Bryan.

I hate to say this but I am totally unfamiliar with SVXLink and Echolink
as well.

As far as compatibility with ASL in it’s current form, that’s something
someone more versed in those platforms than I will have to chime in and
help you.

I have 4 different Repeaters at my location and hosted one other some
time back. I run a couple of IRLP Nodes for for some of my friends/users
that still have friends with IRLP Nodes in other cities.

A few years ago I became friends with another Ham who lived where he
couldn’t access some of our local repeaters from his home, Allstar
became the solution giving him a VOIP link between his home and my
repeaters. (think LONG mic cord) An ASL no-radio node at his home and
ASL nodes hooked to my different repeaters. He could connect to any
repeater he wanted and chat just like he was using a local mic.

Eventually Allstar was added to all of my repeaters along with other
Repeater Owners doing likewise. It is used to link our different
repeaters throughout our city and outlying areas. Links can be between
any or all depending on what is happening where.

Currently linked like so …
http://stats.allstarlink.org/getstatus.cgi?28358

Once I got into Allstar it’s versatility became so apparent that I lost
interest in most other VOIP modes.

Larry - N7FM

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Marshall;

All is working OK now when I log in, I see Portal and W1BRI on the green banner.

Thanks

Bryan

Sorry if someone already posted this, but did you see this https://wiki.allstarlink.org/wiki/Proxy while browsing the WiKi?

Thanks
Sounds like what I want but it will take a few reads to digest it all.

Bryan