[App_rpt-users] Hub vs Node?

Kevin Custer kuggie at kuggie.com
Mon Feb 15 11:04:26 EST 2016

This is now answered in the DIAL FAQ:



On 2/15/2016 9:54 AM, Steve Zingman wrote:
> Jim,
> Any node can be a "HUB" A node is not limited to one connection. There 
> may be hardware limitation about the number of connections a given 
> piece of hardware and internet connection can support. Typically, a 
> HUB is located on a higher bandwidth internet connection and is 
> running a more "stout" piece of hardware. A HUB usually does not have 
> a node radio connected to it, but there is no reason it can't. A HUB 
> usually runs DAHDI/pseudo for it's rxchannel.
> As a example HUB 2100 is running on a decent internet connection and 
> decent hardware. We are running the beta test of the DMR <---> AllStar 
> gateway on it so it has a NW Digital DV3000 connected and is using 
> chan_usrp instead of pseudo for it's rxchannel.
> Hope this helps.
> 73, Steve N4IRS
> On 2/14/2016 5:24 PM, Jim Aspinwall wrote:
>> What if anything are the specific differences between a single node 
>> (tied to simplex, repeater, Pi box and headset...) that can 
>> presumably only accept one in-bound call/connect, and a hub, to which 
>> many can connect and bridge through/over?
>> Given a certain amount of specialization or purpose/interest-built 
>> hubs I am interested in having a purpose-built hub for a few systems 
>> and users not exclusive but so as not to impose on others' hubs and 
>> traffic.
>> What does it take to do this?

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