I will check on the rules. When you say “local repeater”, I assume you mean a typical FM repeater run by a club, on a hill somewhere. Is that right?
Could you give a simple definition of an Allstar server or node and what they do?
Questions below assume that I am not using any Internet connection or software at home, just a radio.
Can I or should I connect to a nearby Allstar node or server via RF? Or only use a club repeater?
In general, when I connect to Allstar via RF, am I automatically on a default system # that has traffic? Then I can stay there, or use DTMF to connect to another system?
Let’s say I connect to Allstar via RF and then DTMF to WIN. In the past when I was finished with WIN, I would press DTMF to disconnect, allowing someone else to connect to another system. However if others had joined in the meantime, I would just tune out. Is it the same custom with Allstar to do that? Is there an idle disconnect?
Is there a document for RF-only users? That is, a document that does not describe how to set up a server or node?
thanks very much