Welcome to AllStarLink!

AllStarLink is a network of Amateur Radio repeaters, remote base stations and hot spots accessible to each other via Voice over Internet Protocol. AllStarLink runs on a dedicated computer (including the Rasperry Pi) that you host at your home, radio site or computer center. It is based on the open source Asterisk PBX running our app_rpt application. App_rpt makes Asterisk a powerful system capable of controlling one or more radios. It provides linking of these radio "nodes" to other systems of similar construction anywhere in the world via VoIP.

AllStarLink's primary use is as a dedicated computer node wired to your repeater or radio. Connections from Echolink, other VoIP clients and telephone calls are suported. We also have a Java Applet which can be used on older computers to access AllStarLink nodes.

AllStarLink has 16,751 users and 12,259 nodes.

As you might imagine the implementation of this system and its monthly upkeep is very costly. Any monetary help that you can and wish to give will be much appreciated. A PayPal donation button is provided if you wish to do so. Thank you very much.

ASL News

Site news as of November 25, 2018

  • This is a complete redesigned (a refactoring) of the allstarlink.org site from the bottom up. The old site could no longer be supported because the operating system, applications and tools are way out of date.
  • The flash menu is gone. Adobe Flash is no longer required.
  • A browser with HTML 5 and JavaScript is required.
  • Much of the help text disappeared when logging into the old site. That’s been fixed.
  • Much, much better mobile device support.
  • New nodes list complete with search, sort and pagination.
  • Sysop setting has been removed as this extra step is not needed. Server setup has a dialog explaining that you do not need a server or a node if you’re a portal only user.
  • Push configs to your node has been removed. There are better methods for this now days.
  • Improved Map in server settings. Marker is properly located on map when editing.
  • Callsign change request form is easier to request a callsign change.
  • Better visibility into the status of your node request.
  • And more... when I think of it.
ASL Features
  • Full Feature Repeater Controller
  • VoIP Full Duplex Linking with great audio
  • Frequency Agile Remote Base Station
  • Simplex (half-duplex) Station
  • Echolink
  • APRS
  • Autopatch
  • Based on Asterisk - the Open Source PBX
  • Real-time status reporting
ASL Downloads

ASL is used on a "conventional" computer system (one with a hard drive, SSD, or Flash card) and involves a full installation of Debian GNU/Linux. The x86 version supports modern motherboards and hardware, unlike its predecessors (ACID, etc), and now there is support for the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 (other ARM platforms coming).

AllStarLink (ASL) Distribution for x86/AMD and Raspberry Pi systems