Allstar Presentation.pptx - Rocky Mountain Ham Radio

The AllStar Network Presented by John Maxwell, W0VG Rocky Mountain Ham Radio h?p://www.rmham.org AllStar Link Network •  Similar to IRLP® and Echolink •  Allows users anywhere to interconnect to a repeater with a repeater or PC or web tool. •  Excellent audio quality and usability •  Large and growing network •  There were 1400 acPve and online nodes at the Pme of this wriPng •  The All Star Link Network Provides Amateur Radio Operators a way to access a repeater or simplex radio known as a “Node” via a computer with a speaker and microphone or through a phone. Items you will need •  You will need a computer that is capable of running JAVA applicaPons inside of a browser. •  Knowledge of where your Java Console is •  Find the Java Control Panel -­‐ Versions below 7u40 •  Windows 8 Use search to find the Control Panel Press Windows logo key + W to open the Search charm to search se[ngs OR Drag the Mouse pointer to the bo?om-­‐right corner of the screen, then click on the Search icon. In the search box enter Java Control Panel. Click on Java icon to open the Java Control Panel. •  Windows 7, Vista Click on the Start bu?on and then click on the Control Panel opPon. In the Control Panel Search enter Java Control Panel. Click on the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel. •  Windows XP Click on the Start bu?on and then click on the Control Panel opPon. Double click on the Java icon to open the Java Control Panel. More items you will need •  A headset is recommended to use Allstar with good audio. •  Built in PC Microphones have lots of arPfact and noise. I don’t recommend using these at all. •  Search Amazon for USB headset Many between $10 and $20 •  Most any gaming headset will work You need to register to use • 
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Allstar Link authenPcates you based on your callsign You will need to register to use their system Fill out the form with your REAL contact informaPon Once completed, and your email is verified, your access is opened up Logging in Visit h?p://allstarlink.org and click on “get started” and then on ‘Register.” Once Logged In:
Node Lists are under Network The Web Transciever •  Allstar has a tool that works very well and on almost any browser out there. It must run Java! The Web Transciever (cont’d) Choose your NODE off the list and click on their node number Web transciever items •  You may have to add h?ps://allstarlink.org to your Java Control Panel “Security” allowed list. •  You might get a popup indicaPng that there is a security warning. The Web Transciever (cont’d) You will hear a “ringing sound” and you will connect to your chosen site. Telephone Portal Link All Star Link Network Telephone Portal help and info. •  You will need 4 things to access the repeater through the All Star Link telephone portal. •  Obviously a telephone. Mobile, Land line or Satellite. •  The node number of the repeater you wish to connect to. 27273 or 27274 for the K2ETS repeaters. •  The All Star Link Telephone Portal access phone number. The 2 U.S. phone numbers are listed. 763-­‐230-­‐0000 559-­‐255-­‐7827 •  Your 10 digit AllStar User Security PIN. The pin should have been given to you in the confirmaPon email you received amer registering at www.allstarlink.org •  The AllStar User Security PIN. If you no longer have your 10 digit AllStar User PIN or the confirmaPon email you received when registering, you can obtain the PIN from the All Star Link website. Amer loging into AllStarLink.org click on Account Se[ngs and then Account Profile of the top menu. Connecting via Telephone •  Dial the number for the Telephone Portal. It will ask you to enter the desired Node number to which you wish to connect to, for K2ETS those node numbers would be 27273 for the 220 machine or 27274 for the 2 meter machine. Amer entering the node number, follow it by the pound sign. •  You may then be prompted to enter 1 or 2. If so, enter 1 for node access. •  You will then be prompted to enter your 10 digit AllStar User Security PIN. Amerwards, the system will prompt you to enter 1 for "Voice Operated" access, or 2 for "FuncPon Operated" access. •  "Voice Operated" access uses the presence of your voice (or any other noises picked up by the microphone on your telephone) to determine when to make the connected node "transmit". This mode is not recommended in noisy locaGons. •  "FuncPon Operated" access uses DTMF sequences to indicate to the connected node whether you wish to transmit or not. To transmit (like pressing a push-­‐to-­‐talk bu?on on a convenPonal radio), enter the DTMF sequence *99, to not transmit any more (like le[ng up a push-­‐to-­‐talk bu?on on a convenPonal radio), enter the DTMF '#' (pound) key. •  While connecPng your Call sign will be transmi?ed as "ConnecPng". Connecting via Telephone DTMF Prefix FuncGons *1 Disconnect Link *1+node number *2 Monitor Link *2+node number *3 Connect Link *3+node number *4 Command Mode *4+node number *5 Macros (system specific) *6 User FuncPons (system specific) *7 ConnecPon Status/FuncPons *70 Local connecPon status
*73 Full Link Status *71 Disconnect all links *74 Reconnect Links *72 Last node to key
*75 Link Connect (monitor) *99 DTMF Phone Key (Assert PTT from Telephone Portal) Did you know? •  The Colorado ConnecPon is moving to “private” AllStar Linking to solve some of their audio issues and coverage problems with the help of Rocky Mountain Ham Radio’s technical team and microwave backbone. •  It’s all done with AllStar Hardware •  The Denver ConnecPon 145.31 is using AllStar VoPng Receivers in 5 places. Transparent to the users! •  It’s great for people building repeater systems wishing to link to other places or provide public node space. •  Easy to integrate and get running with exisPng hardware •  It does require good, solid internet access to work Radio Thin Client Module •  Building block of a linked repeater system. •  Takes the place of a repeater controller or can connect to a mulPport controller. •  Requires a PC Server to operate. URIx USB Radio Interface • 
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Allows an old PC to be used as a mulP-­‐port repeater controller Access to AllStar Network Repeaters Has been used very successfully on private linking ACID Linux available at h?p://dl.allstarlink.org Questions? Answers? •  PresentaPon will be hosted on Rocky Mountain Ham Radio’s website under RMHAM University, Course Syllabus. •  h?p://www.rmham.org 
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