DuraNode Simplex 2m FM Node for AllStar. This Node is a Raspberry Pi hosted AllStar RF Node using the AllStarlink network.
AllStarLink is a network of Amateur Radio repeaters, remote base stations and home nodes accessible to each other via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). 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.
The DuraNode is similar to the traditional “hotspot” in that it runs on a Raspberry Pi with an RF hat, and is connected to the AllStarlink network via the internet. The only difference is that the hat uses an FM radio chip, hence no need for a digital radio. It uses Hamvoip open source software.
Any FM transceiver with CTCSS that operates in the ham bands can access the node.
You can control your node 3 ways.
1) Via “Supermon” which is a dashboard that comes built into the node’s software and can come up on any web browser that on the same WiFi network as your node.
2) Via an App called Node Remote which is available on Android and iOS.
3) Via DTMF tones using your radio.
— The DuraNode:
Is built into a custom Australian made acrylic case.
Hardware is built on the Raspberry Pi 3B+ or 4B (just depends on what I can get) and the VK4NGA designed/manufactured AllStar RF FM DuraNode hat.
Is fully tested and it comes completely configured on the AllStar network.
Just add an internet connection via WiFi or Ethernet. PLEASE NOTE: ONLY ONE Wi-Fi position is available on the DuraNode, so please let me know on the order form.
Comes with complete comprehensive instructions, also a 240v power supply (tested) & Ethernet cable.
For the Linux OPS I’ve enabled SSH access.
I only offer support to get you “on air”. After you have achieved that my support will be limited to hardware issues.
If you need to change the Node’s basic configuration such as Wi-Fi or frequency then that can only be done via SSH, for that reason I don’t support/tutor customers on how to access SSH.
It’s up to you to join groups/forums to gain knowledge about AllStar and Hamvoip software.
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