Current AllStar Node 51001 status.
Status from Supermon.
Connected nodes Bubble Chart and Map.
Allstar uses DTMF commands and node numbers to link things together, similar to older Repeater controllers. Repeaters and simplex nodes are each given individually a node number upon the user requesting one from the Asterisk Allstar website. For example TJU was given node number of 51001 and QAR was given 50998. Each node can be a repeater, private user or a simplex radio where the user would talk into the frequency of the simplex radio and it goes out over the net to whichever node the user has connected to. The node numbers started counting up from 2000 several years ago.
For a user to connect or disconnect a node number to the repeater or simplex node they are using, the protocol is this:
DTMF (*x)(Node Number to connect or disconnect) (where X is the command number enlisted below)
Don't leave too much of a pause between the *X and the node number or the controller will autoreset.
The commands of interest to us are:
*1<node number> - Disconnect a specific node/repeater from the node/repeater your transmitting into.
*2<node number> - Monitor only a specific node with no transmit capabilities over the net. This is useful if you want to listen to a net somewhere on another repeater anywhere and only wish to listen to the traffic thats going on on that node you connected to. Local comms will not go out over the air.
*3<node number> - Connect command, this is used to connect any node of choice to your repeater/simplex node. for example if i wanted to connect QAR to TJU if they are both disconnected from each other, the DTMF sequence input to QAR repeater would be the following: (*3)(51001) all in DTMF, and if successful connection, once the user unkeys his mic following the input of DTMF, the controller will announce the local repeater node number (in this example 50998) is connected to the remote node you dialed in (51001). you cant break anything so give it a try.
*4 => Remote Command
*7 => Link Status
*86 => Disconnect All Links
*82 => Last Node To Key
*83 => Full Link Status
*85 => Reconnect Links
*5 => DTMF Shortcuts
*84 => Link Connect (Local Monitor Only)
*80 => System Info
*81 => Time
*980 => App_rpt Version
*99 => Phone PTT
Here are some links of interest
http://stats.allstarlink.org/ - This you can check the status of ALL Allstar links that are registered currently on the system and online. You will also see HUBS which are virtual computers that can handle hundreds of Allstar nodes connected to it for a virtual cross connection between many repeater sites.
49993- VA3JWO 442.300 repeater
49994- VA3JWO 927.2125 simplex node
45937- Sean VE3RTY 147.165 repeater
45938- Sean VE3RTY 443.375 repeater
42620 VE3KFR 145.330 Campbellford
51001- VE3TJU Picton
50998- VE3QAR Belleville