Allstar - Anyone use this?

Discussion in 'Echolink/IRLP Tech Board' started by KZ6TOD, Jan 19, 2017.

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  1. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Here is the one that I have.

    Google links suck for me.
     

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  2. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is a mod for a Baofeng 888 too.

    That HT is about $20, You have to take it apart, solder in it, and void the warranty ASAP. :)
     
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  3. KZ6TOD

    KZ6TOD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I keep seeing in these articles 2 radios. Do I need to use 2 or is that for redundancy? Am I reading it wrong?
     
  4. ND5Y

    ND5Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you want a full duplex AllStar node then you need two radios and a duplexer, just like with a repeater, or a full duplex crossband capable radio with tx and rx on different bands.
     
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  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    You do not need 2. But 2 only cost $24, So a spare is good, and you can use the second one to talk into your Allstar link.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ECW9DB4

    You do need a programming cable, Because the radio has no keypad.
     
  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Full duplex is nice, If you can afford it.

    I can remote into my nodes using a computer, So a radio is not even required.
     
  7. KZ6TOD

    KZ6TOD Ham Member QRZ Page

    So if I go duplex. Then I will need two DMK-URI USBs and 2 sets of digi key parts correct to connect to one Pi3 box?

    I looked over the 888's but I like the idea of the others for location placement at my house.
     
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    No you do not need two DMK-URI USB adapters. 1 will control 2 radios just fine.

    The Pi3 will control 2 nodes too. It has a fast CPU. :)
     
  9. KZ6TOD

    KZ6TOD Ham Member QRZ Page

    thanks.. that will save me a few bucks
     
  10. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    A radio that does cross band repeat would be the way to go for cheap, If you want duplex.
     

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