I've been playing with VOIP Linking over the years with programs like ILink, EQSO, IRLP, and Echolink. I tried Allstar many years ago, but was discouraged due to my lack of Linux knowledge and that there was not much documentation on the web. Well things have changed and I now really appreciate what others have shared.
Allstar is now by far my favorite..
The Allstar web site to get started is: https://allstarlink.org. On that site you will find much information as well as the ability to register with Allstar. Once registered, you can request server and node authorization.
Echolink W2YMM-L node 21808 is now on the 900 Repeater too...
I AM CURRENTLY USING THE BEAGLE BONE BLACK AND RASPBERRY PI2/3 COMPUTERS FOR MY NODES.
The Node interface is the URI from DMK Engineering
AllstarLink provides hams with a means of connecting radios (repeaters or simplex links) over the internet. It is built upon the asterisk open source PBX (runs on Linux). Audio quality is better than EchoLink or IRLP.
Radio and Interface
My URI is connected to a Motorola Maxtrac
The signal is sent to the repeater using the
repeater pair programmed into the radio.
Not the optimal way of doing it, but it is the
only way for me to do it at this time.
My others are setup as Simplex Nodes and
1 is being tested as a Frequency agile
Remote Base. (VHF/UHF)
W2YMM ALLSTAR LINK
HELPFUL SITE TO HELP YOU GET UP AND RUNNING WITH ALLSTAR