[aprssig] Allstar VOIP systems?

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Sat Feb 26 14:03:10 EST 2011

On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 01:26:23PM -0500, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <bruninga at usna.edu> flavor, containing:
> What is this ham radio VOIP system called ALLSTAR?
> How is it different from IRLP or Echolink?

It is a system of repeaters and remote bases running the Asterisk/app_rpt
software, using a common registration system so that nodes can be linked
together over the internet.


Here's the site for the Asterisk/app_rpt project:


A question in the FAQ on the latter site discusses the difference between
asterisk/app, IRLP, and Echolink.

Asterisk/app_rpt is separate from allstar, because you can run completely
private repeater linking systems without ever registering them with allstar.  
(I am currently working with a local repeater club on just such a thing).
But the allstar folks have made it relatively easy to put a repeater onto
the allstar network using asterisk with some fairly inexpensive hardware and
a quick-install version of Linux.

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