THE GMRS LINKED NETWORK
Does your repeater have little to no GMRS traffic or do you live where there is no GMRS traffic?
Are you looking to get more use out of your GMRS repeater or license?
If so then you need to Link up.
The GMRS Linked Network is a FREE network that is using software called App_Rpt/Asterisk .
Our Network of private individual owned simplex and repeaters are linked together 24/7 using the internet. This Site is here to help inform you of what you will need to know to get you link with our network. There are how to videos to show you everything you need to know about this page from how to get the hardware to downloading the software.
How is the network linked?
The network is using a very reliable, and well tested platform that is written on the Asterisk VoIP platform. The software was originally written by and for Amateur Radio operators to link their repeaters together. We have taken the same software and hardware and are doing the same thing with GMRS repeaters and simplex links. The network that Amateur Radio operators use this with is called Allstar Link.
A Repeater Node is made up of a repeater, one of the sound cards, and a Raspberry Pi.
A Simplex Node is made up of a mobile or Handheld radio that has been modified , one of the sound cards , and a Raspberry Pi.
All nodes need power and Internet
The steps on how to link to the network.
1: Fill out the request access to the network form .
2: Order hardware
3: Once you have all the hardware send a email to me
4: Download software and burn it to sd card
5: Do the 1st setup that is in the zipped file you downloaded the software.
6: Find a time to let me remote in to do the last setup.
7: Enjoy the network.
NOTE YOUR MUST BE ABLE TO PROGRAM YOUR RADIO OR REPEATER
WE NOW HAVE A BI-WEEKLY NETS EVERY other MONDAYS AT 8:30 EST 7:30 CST
11/05 11/19 12/03 12/17 12/31 Happy New Year
Only Fill out if you use the network
The hardware we use is custom to the software that we use. There is not much of our hardware that you can buy places besides the websites listed on this below
A Node is all the hardware below that is configured to make up a Node
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that runs on Linux .(Don't worry we are here to help)
The URI stands for USB Radio Interface and allows you to use most repeaters or mobile radios to be connected to the Raspberry Pi via USB interface.
The URI Cable is a cable that plugs your repeater or mobile radio to the URI.
The RIM is the same thing as the URI but is limited as to what devices your able to use. (see website for more info)
The URI and RIM are sound cards that pull the COR (carrier operated relay) and audio from the link device. By pulling the COR when that link devices gets a carrier it will transmit over the network unlike VOX that needs the sound level just right or it will stop transmitting .
The Modified hardware is a cheaper way to get all the same hardware it just some one makes them but you do get what you pay for. Some people have hard no problems and some have had a few but person who makes them will fix it.
The SD Care if you don't know what that is we can not help you lol but I will say the card is the Raspberry's SSD aka hard drive so a 16G + class 10 SD card or higher
If you have a question feel free to ask
Click the pictures to order
SC = Sound Card see below for more info on the hardware Pictures are linked to order sites so all you have to do is Click the picture of what you would like to order
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