THE GMRS LINKED NETWORK

DO you live where there is no repeaters?

Does your local repeater have little to no traffic? 

Are you looking to get more use out of your GMRs license? 

If yes to any of them then you may need to join us.

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.

What is a node!

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 .i will tell you what hardware
2: Order hardware from below(not from a local store)
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 Teamview in to do the last setup. 
7: Enjoy the network.

NOTE YOUR MUST BE ABLE TO PROGRAM YOUR RADIO OR REPEATER

ADD NEW USER < 

Only Fill out if you use the network

HARDWARE INFO

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)

URI:

 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. (Will need if you get uri)

RIM Maxtrac / rm:

is the same thing as the URI but is limited as to what radios your able to use. (see website for more info) most common used with MOTOROLA MAXTRAC/RADIUS/CM200, M1225, SM50, AND CDM SERIES

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. 

Here are a few websites on how to   make modified hardware BF888sSound Fob

The SD Card 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 

>ASK US<

HARDWARE

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

Raspberry Pi 3B 

Kit with power cable and SD

URI used for all radios(SC) 

 URI Cables
(If you dont see the model you need Email him)

RIM Maxtrac for 16 pin radios(SC)

 

16Gig SD Card

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

CLICK THE SOFTWARE NAME TO DOWNLOAD 

For Windows

7-zip

 MobaXterm SSH

TeamViewer

Win32

Linux operating system and App_Rpt in 1 Download for the Raspberry Pi 3b+ 

App_Rpt

 
 



















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