[App_rpt-users] Asterisk node without a radio?

Phil N6TCT phil.n6tct at gmail.com
Sat May 28 18:16:23 EDT 2011


Purrrfect, thanks!

Phil

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Jim Duuuude <telesistant at hotmail.com> wrote:
> yeah.. make it a hub
>
> rxchannel=Zap/pseudo
>
> 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.
>
> JIM WB6NIL
>
>> 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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