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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. 

AllStarLink has 22,420 users and 25,392 nodes.

Hello and thanks for stopping by my site, Name here is John 

I live in the city of Findlay, Ohio (EN81EB) for the past 33 years

I was first licensed back in April of 1993

Upgraded to General in March of 2007

and Changed my call sign to W8JES in March of 2009..

I run an APRS WIDE1 Digi I-Gate here my home QTH for the past 10 years now

Also run APRS in both of my trucks, My RV & my motorcycle as well.. (and my Android phone)

Camping & Motorcycles is what I do in the summer..

And Ham Radio in the winter... APRS, DMR, AllStar, HF, PSK31 and some other modes.


APRS was developed by Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, as a real-time local tactical
communications system for rapidly exchanging digital data of immediate value to operations.
This really took off when GPS became available and MAPS were integrated into the
system for tactical situational awareness of everything in the net.

AllStar / Hamvoip


The Repeaters are NO longer up and running..

The 2-meter amateur radio band is a portion of the VHF radio spectrum, 

comprising frequencies stretching from 144 MHz to 148 MHz in International

Telecommunication Union region (ITU) Regions 2 (North and South America

plus Hawaii) and 3 (Asia and Oceania)[1] and from 144 MHz to 146 MHz in ITU

Region 1 (Europe, Africa, and Russia).[2][3] The license privileges of amateur radio

operators include the use of frequencies within this band for telecommunication,

usually conducted locally within a range of about 100 miles (160 km).


The 70cm is An amateur radio repeater is an electronic device that receives a weak or low-level 

amateur radio signal and retransmits it at a higher level or higher power, so that the

signal can cover longer distances without degradation. Many repeaters are located

on hilltops or on tall buildings as the higher location increases their coverage area,

sometimes referred to as the radio horizon, or "footprint". Amateur radio repeaters

are similar in concept to those used by public safety entities (police, fire department, etc.),

businesses, government, military, and more. Amateur radio repeaters may even

use commercially packaged repeater systems that have been adjusted to operate

within amateur radio frequency bands, but more often amateur repeaters are

assembled from receivers, transmitters, controllers, power supplies, antennas, and

other components, from various sources.