[App_rpt] Asterisk Amateur Radio Conference Bridge

Steven Henke steve.w9sh at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 23:52:53 EDT 2008


John, Probably a router vs. SIP issue at your QTH? Steve

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 5:37 PM, John Yaldwyn <jy at 4hf.net> wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>
> Got the message just fine via IAX2 from New Zealand!
>
> Only received silence to the SIP connection, debug stated:
>
> -- SIP/callin.xelatec.com-.... answered SIP/821-...
> -- Native bridging SIP/821-.... and SIP/callin.xelatec.com-...
>
> Cheers, John
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>
> From: app_rpt-bounces at lists.illiana.net on behalf of Steven Henke
> Sent: Fri 10/10/2008 5:15 AM
> To: app_rpt at lists.illiana.net
> Subject: [App_rpt] Asterisk Amateur Radio Conference Bridge
>
>
>
> Hello Fellow Amateur Radio Over IP Enthusiasts,
>
> To help us communicate off-the-air, I've created a telephone
> conference bridge for us to use to discuss the project and use while
> troubleshooting installations. I will have this conference bridge
> activated for scheduled activities that will be posted via this list
> and whenever I am available to talk about amateur radio projects.
>
> There is no Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) access to this
> conference bridge. You must use VoIP to connect and here are a few
> ways you can do it.
>
> The first method is to use an Asterisk server by configuring routes in
> the dialplan. For example, the following entry in the
> /etc/asterisk/extensions_custom.conf file and its context
> [from-internal-custom] (or the equivalent file and context for your
> Asterisk system) routes calls dialed to extension 8501 to the XIPAR
> Conference Bridge via a SIP connection over the Internet.
>
> exten => 8501,1,Set(CALLERID(all)=YourCall<6785551234>)
> exten => 8501,n,Dial(SIP/8501 at callin.xelatec.com)
>
> The second method also uses an Asterisk server and dialplan entries in
> /etc/asterisk/extensions_custom.conf and context
> [from-internal-custom] but makes the connection using the IAX2
> protocol.
>
> exten => 8502,1,Set(CALLERID(all)=YourCall<6785551234>)
> exten => 8502,n,Dial(IAX2/guest at pbx.aretta.net/8502)
>
> As a third method you can also use the free Zoiper
> (http://www.zoiper.com) softphone client on a computer to connect
> directly to the Conference Bridge without going through an Asterisk
> server. Of course you must first have Zoiper installed and then add a
> new Zoiper IAX account with Account name 'callin',  Server Hostname
> 'callin.xelatec.com', Username 'callin', and no password or other
> information. Select Show Advanced Options for that account and uncheck
> "Register on startup'. Apply the new account and click OK. Then from
> the main user interface, select the new account, go off hook and dial
> '8502'. That should connect you to the conference.
>
> And finally, you can use the iaxRpt
> (http://www.xelatec.com/xipar/iaxrpt) PTT Radio Dispatch Client to
> connect. From the iaxRpt menubar select Options, Accounts and Add.
> Then enter Account Name '8502', Description 'XIPAR Conference', Host
> 'callin.xelatec.com', Username 'callin' and you can leave 'Password
> and Confirm' blank. You can then select 8502 from the 'Dial Site/Node'
> drop down box and press 'Connect' to join the conference. Remember
> that you need to press the iaxRpt PTT switch when you want to talk!
>
> Whatever your method, when you successfully connect you will hear a
> greeting message that will tell you the status of the conference
> bridge.
>
> So that you can be ready for a conference, feel free to test your
> connection anytime you want.
>
> I hope to hear you soon!
>
> 73,
>
> Steven Henke, W9SH
> w9sh at xelatec.com
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