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Theoretical discussion question: Voip repeater interlinks


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Hello,

 

I have recently started to try and get into radio for a hobby. I have a computer background, so I am working with a bit of a learning curve. I tend to learn by visualisation and hands on. So I am starting this discussion to further my understanding. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum for this.

 

So theoretically what would it take to create a national GMSR repeater network with voip interconnects?

 

For VOIP interconnects  I was thinking of a Linux box running Asterics. I have seen a repeter modul available for it. What I am not sure of is what would be the best radio set up? Internal cards or external radios. What would you recommend for the repeater controller and radios?

 

How should the system be based on a point to point linkage or via regional control clusters in a star or cloud formation?

 

What kind of message controls and heartbeat systems would be needed?

 

Has this already been done?

 

Well there are a few questions to get the ball rolling.

 
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Hello,

 

This is already being done with Asterisk, several options for connection to a repeater already exist. myGMRS hosts a network, you can find more into in the Repeater Linking Discussion topic in the private discussion area.

 

Corey

 

 

Hello,

 

I have recently started to try and get into radio for a hobby. I have a computer background, so I am working with a bit of a learning curve. I tend to learn by visualisation and hands on. So I am starting this discussion to further my understanding. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong forum for this.

 

So theoretically what would it take to create a national GMSR repeater network with voip interconnects?

 

For VOIP interconnects  I was thinking of a Linux box running Asterics. I have seen a repeter modul available for it. What I am not sure of is what would be the best radio set up? Internal cards or external radios. What would you recommend for the repeater controller and radios?

 

How should the system be based on a point to point linkage or via regional control clusters in a star or cloud formation?

 

What kind of message controls and heartbeat systems would be needed?

 

Has this already been done?

 

Well there are a few questions to get the ball rolling.

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John,

Several of us have active GMRS repeater networks utilizing the app_rpt Asterisk system.  If you have questions, let us know, we'll be glad to help.  Rich (owner of this site) has a hub node setup for registration of IP linked repeaters as well.  As do I, hosted in a datacenter in Dallas.

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