AllStarLink is a network of Amateur Radio repeaters, remote base stations and hot spots accessible to each other via Voice over Internet Protocol. AllStarLink runs on a dedicated computer (including the Rasperry Pi) that you host at your home, radio site or computer center. It is based on the open source Asterisk PBX running our app_rpt application. App_rpt makes Asterisk a powerful system capable of controlling one or more radios. It provides linking of these radio “nodes” to other systems of similar construction anywhere in the world via VoIP.

AllStarLink’s primary use is as a dedicated computer node wired to your repeater or radio. Connections from Echolink, other VoIP clients and telephone calls are supported.

Cross Roads Ham Radio Club uses AllStar as the core of our linked repeater system.

With the increased popularity of personal, portable AllStar node hardware such as the SHARI (SA818 Ham Allstar Radio Interface) and the Node-Ventures ClearNode, personal AllStar node usage has grown in popularity. Several of our members stay connected to the CRHRC as they travel using a portable node.

CRHRC permits connections to the Linked Repeater System node # 28528. You are welcome and invited to connect with the following guidelines.

  • Please disconnect all other links before connecting to CRHRC. This helps to prevent unexpected “loops” which are not nice.
  • If you are a system operator, please contact us using to coordinate.

Additional AllStar resources

CRHRC AllStar Monitor – Shows current connections and users on the CRHRC AllStar network.

AllStar Link web site