In this episode I discuss what is needed to setup your first Allstar node. Mostly I talk about hardware, and the OS that I am currently using. Some later episodes will include more permanent nodes and perhaps a setup of the Allstar app from scratch.
Links to the items I speak of in this episode:
- W0FCM’s website. Good knowledge base and setup instructions.
- WA3DSP’s website – List of hardware needed and Image download with instructions
- WB3DZZ – Custom DMK cables and node hardware (check QRZ)
- URI Cables
- USB-RIM devices from Repeater-Builder
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17 thoughts on “Episode 114: Introduction to an Allstar Node”
Your audio is not sync’d with you talking.
Probably your internet connection.
Great video. I’ve been searching for a clear and precise instructions on allstar. Been watching your videos from day one. All have been very informative.
Good information Jason. Just wanted to let you know DMK is a company that makes the URI interface. I have some of them as well as the Repeater builder Rim’s and have modified usb sound fobs. My Allstar Hub is 43937. I have information about my nodes at
http://www.qsl.net/w2ymm/allstar.html. Thanks for the videos. 73
I got the image loaded onto a raspberry pi. Would help me out if you did another video on how to set up the information via the Admin menu list on the Raspberry Pi. For example, not sure my Raspberry is still connected via Wifi to home network, can’t seem to change the time zone, etc…….
Yea I want to do that in a new video soon.
Thanks for the follow ups !!!
Well did manage to figure out some things. Did find out you have to connect the Pi3 via cable first to router, it obtains address etc. Then once that is working, go to the menu and follow instructions to set up the WiFi.
Still work for me yet, but got a node online, (best I can tell), no radio connected yet…..
Thanks again Jason !!!
I never connected mine to a router, but I think I did interface it to my laptop the first time to do the initial setup.
Great video. The Allmon application you showed, assume it runs on the raspberry? Looking for more detail on how to install and use that, looks like a great tool.
Not 100% sure on that. I am still researching. This is what I plan to follow:
Well I went to the link you provided, followed the instructions, and it worked !!
Thanks Jason !!!!
Hi what is the make and model of the radio you are talking on in this video?
That is the Kenwood D74.
I really enjoyed this episode and learned a lot.
Keep up the great work!
Mike – KI8R
Too bad you didn’t get to know Jim WB6INL.
Check this link out for ASL.. ASL DMR
I have watched many of your videos, and I learn allot. YOu mentioned a cheaper radio interface. Can you send me that information. I am totally blind, and I don’t think I would be successful in building an interface. 73 N2DYN
I emailed George “WB3DZZ” and he informed me they have a website now. https://technobygeorge.com/