[App_rpt-users] Asterisk node without a radio?

Jim Duuuude telesistant at hotmail.com
Sat May 28 18:07:31 EDT 2011

yeah.. make it a hub


Also, make the node on the hill a private node (non-allstar),
so that no one will connect to it from the outside and chew up
your bandwidth.


> Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 15:04:51 -0700
> From: phil.n6tct at gmail.com
> To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
> Subject: [App_rpt-users] Asterisk node without a radio?
> This may be a kind of offbeat question, but stick with me please.
> I have an astrerisk/app_rpt node, we'll call it "node A", which is up
> on a mountaintop, solar-powered, connected to a UHF repeater, and
> behind a somewhat bandwidth limited IP connection.  The connection
> will easily support one voice channel to the outside world, but not
> many more than that with any reliability.
> What I'd like to do is run another instance of asterisk/app_rpt on a
> second machine that is on the Internet and that has good bandwidth and
> CPU.  Call this "node B".  For echolink and allstarlink purposes, I'd
> like there to be a "nailed up"/permalinked connection between nodes A
> and B, but have people who want to use node A over the internet
> instead connect only to node B.  The point being, if ten people are
> connected to node B, node A only has to deal with one multiplexed
> audio stream from node B, not 10 individual connections to node A --
> all to conserve bandwidth to node A.
> The catch is, node B isn't going to have a radio, it's just going to
> be running asterisk/app_rpt for people to connect to.  In some sense,
> it will be like an IRLP reflector (though obviously no IRLP is
> involved here) -- it's basically acting as a radioless conference
> bridge.
> Any thoughts on how to do this?  Do I just run standard
> asterisk/app_rpt and get an allstarlink/echolink node number but just
> don't bother to define a radio channel or something?  Any ideas or
> tips appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Phil, N6TCT
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