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ALLSTAR (Analogue System)

Postby 2E0AIV » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:59 pm

Oh no I hear you cry ! Not another system with STAR in the name. Fear not, it is nowt to do with Digital Radio. AllStar is a system which is similar to echolink, only better in my opinion. Based on the PABX Asrix System AllStar is very flexiable. So what can it do the Echolink cannot? Well for a start it can connect to all Echolink nodes/conferences/Repeaters and can also connect to IRLP nodes (Internet Radio Linking Project) and also to AllStar Nodes some of which connect to conference bridges Analogue to digital.

So the crucial question, how much does it cost me, what do i have to buy and can anyone use the system.

The Answers :

1. Its FREE (always a favourite with Hams
2. You already have the equipment (your computer)
3. Unfortunately like Echolink you must hold a valid Amateur licence to obtain access.

have a look at the system repeaters online - growing daily. Echolink is coming to its end of life and i believe no further updates are forthcoming so this could be the one for you

https://allstarlink.org/nodelist.php


To register you need to go to the opening page at https://allstarlink.org/ and once registered you will be given access to the online Tx page - connect up and bobs your uncle start nattering.

For Info : You will find our North Norfolk Repeater GB3NU on Node number 2536 and if you want to try out analogue to digital try our Node 27370 XRF044 Hub Node

also MB7INN Node 27415 145.2375 94.8 Sheringham Norfolk UK United Kingdom Sheringham 2mtr Node

and M6EMT Node 27648 144 98.4 Banningham, Norfolk, UK United Kingdom Banningham Norfolk

As I have said before, up in North Norfolk we like to keep pushing the boundaries and experimenting as per our licences

Happy Hunting

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Re: ALLSTAR (Analogue System)

Postby M3TSY » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:21 pm

I registered not long after you posted this and hopefully later today I'll have some time alone to get it set up.

if you want to try out analogue to digital try our Node 27370 XRF044 Hub Node

I'm guessing as this is a Hub Node that it isn't something you can do on air with a standard radio, i.e. dial in from an analogue radio as you would a normal EchoLink/IRLP node?

Ignore the above I'm just thinking out loud, I've bookmarked http://www.gb3nu.co.uk and https://allstarlink.org/ to have a good read up on later before I get started ;)
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Re: ALLSTAR (Analogue System)

Postby 2E0AIV » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:45 pm

Allstar is Analogue - you can dial in from a handheld with DTMF or you can join allstarlink.org with your amateur callsign and gain access to the web transceiver - NO Digital Equipment required................. you can link via the portals to digital from analogue and speak on your pooter and come out on digital DStar (without the cost of buying a Dstar radio lol )................have fun
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Re: ALLSTAR (Analogue System)

Postby m0lsx » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:01 pm

I use Echolink on RX a lot when I am this PC. There is a great Australian scanner that listens into the local repeaters & the ISS feed is a must listen to. Does Allstar have many RX's linked in?? For me Echolink link works because of the number & variety of stations available.
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Re: ALLSTAR (Analogue System)

Postby 2E0AIV » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:30 am

Allstar nodes have full functionality to connect to all echolink nodes - so you get the best of both worlds you can connect to allstar nodes OR Echolink Nodes

check out the web transceiver on allstarlink.org


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