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 20,659 users and 17,352 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. Allstarlink Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

ASL News
The Email List Server has Moved

The app_rpt-users email list has moved to community.allstarlink.org. All archives and user IDs have been copied to Community. Please see this post and this post for details.

Call for Volunteers

Bryan Fields, W9CR has resigned from AllStarLink. In Byran’s absence we are actively looking for volunteers who love AllStar and have skillsets including programming in C, SQL, and Web design. We have lots of other ways folks can help out. Please contact kuggie at kuggie dot com to let us know if you’d like to help out in some way.

Thank you,

The AllStarLink Board of Directors,
Kevin Custer W3KKC
Pete Elke WI6H
Todd Lesser KM6RPT
Tim Sawyer WD6AWP
Dave Shaw WB6WTM

Join the discussion on community.allstarlink.org

Important Copyright Notification

AllStarLink, Inc., the extension of Jim Dixon's vision for AllStar, has obtained all rights including Copyright to app_rpt and associated material. In the spirit of Open Source, we encourage code contributions to the project. Thank you for your continued support in keeping the AllStar vision alive.

The AllStarLink Board of Directors,
Kevin Custer W3KKC
Pete Elke WI6H
Todd Lesser KM6RPT
Tim Sawyer WD6AWP
Dave Shaw WB6WTM

Posted on community.allstarlink.org

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 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