So I am thinking, that little Raspberry box might have more left in it that can be of use at a repeater site.
External control of "other" devices.
For starters cooling fans based on a temp sensor input.
Loss of power resulting in transfer to backup.
Backup battery state.
Solar charging system state
With the Pi GPIOs external in-outs the hardware is there.
I do realize there are probably some repeater controllers running out there that already incorporate some of these functions, but mine do not.
So the questions comes down to...
Can PHP be loaded along with Asterisk? This would require opening Port 80 so a "Dashboard" of monitored points and access to functions could be accessed remotely.
Is there enough horsepower and memory? I believe the Pi myGMRS is sending out is a 3 B+ 1.4 gig 64 bit quad core processor with a gig of memory. (not sure the Linux version running can utilize the 64 bit though).
Over thinking it?
Too much time on my hands?
Just add another Raspberry to handle these operations?
Never Satisfied (Rick H)
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