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 17,036 users and 12,609 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.
The AllStarLink team is announcing our new community online forum. Our new community is easy to use, yet it has many features. Please read all about.
We have also announced a new plan for node numbers. It's sorta like SSID for AllStar. We call it Node Number Extensions, NNX. You can follow this link to read all about it.
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).