Friday, March 15, 2019

Allstar Amatuer Radio System

This is one of many systems to implement an Allstar node.  This one uses an Alinco radio and it is a reliable system as long as you use low power mode and a fan on the power amplifier portion.  I have one operational and have used it for years.

The interface board is a RIM and along with a RaspberryPi and Alinco Radio you can have a system up and going in an hour or two.  Follow THIS LINK to get the general idea.

To get an idea of what Allstar is and how to build one go to Hamvoip website.  However, you will need to have an Amateur Radio license to legally operate this system and to get  a node number.  If you would wish to make a private node for only your self that is possible using a commercial radio licensed frequency or GMRS but check the rules for legal use of these frequencies.