Hamvoip.org (Redirected with some edits)

The Hamvoip Pages

The Hamvoip Pages:
  1. Hamvoip Essentials
  2. Software Setup and Configuration - (Howtos)
  3. Hardware
  4. Videos
  5. References - External Links
  6. User Tech Notes and Interesting Sites
  7. PDF Documentation

Related Pages:
  1. AllstarLink
  2. AllStarLink DTMF Function List
  3. Radio Interface Modules for AllStar:
    1. Repeater Builders's RB-RIM Lite
    2. ARA's AllStar FOB
    3. DMK-Engineering's URIxB
    4. Master Communications RA Series of RIMS



This is a reorganisation of the "Hamviop.org" site. I found the navigation and some of the link descriptions confusing. The links imitate those of the Hamvoip.org site. Some links may become broken over time. They are all working as of February 2019.

The unadulterated Hamviop site is here https://www.hamvoip.org/. It is the original source.

The subtle obfuscation of Allstarlink is evident in the Hamvoip pages. I have attempted to make the obfuscation less evident by using direct links to AllStarlink.org

From what I have observed the Hamvoip team has undoubtedly contributed significantly to the development of the AllStar package and do offer effective support, however, From what I have read I do have concerns as to there true commitment to open source. Unless HamViop have a "change of heart" it does not bode well for the future of AllStarLink. I would not like to countenance the commercialisation of AllStarLink in any respect.

Further discussion on this topic can be found on Reddit:
and, https://disenfran45.writeas.com/welcome-to-the-allstarlink-hamvoip-gpl-tracker


Hamvoip Essencials

  1. AllStarlink Home and Registeration page - (https://www.allstarlink.org/)
  2. LATEST NEWS - (hamvoip.org/#latest)
  3. History - (hamvoip.org/#history)
  4. Image Info - (hamvoip.org/#image)
  5. Download - (hamvoip.org/#download)
  6. Booting - (hamvoip.org/#booting)
  7. Setup - (hamvoip.org/#firsttime)
  8. Timezone - (hamvoip.org/#timezone)
  9. Backup - (hamvoip.org/#backup)
  10. Firewall - (hamvoip.org/#notes)
  11. Notes - (hamvoip.org/#notes)
  12. Comments - (hamvoip.org/#comments)
  13. Forum:
    1. (lists.hamvoip.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/arm-allstar)
    2. (hamvoip.org/hamvoip-search.php)
  14. Credits - (hamvoip.org/#credits)
  15. Links - (hamvoip.org/#links)
  16. Technotes - (hamvoip.org/#technotes)

Software Setup and Configuration - (Howtos)

  1. How-to setup your BBB or RPi2/3 node - (hamvoip.org/config-setup.pdf)
  2. Scripts Info
  3. Backing up you server howto (PDF) - Backing up hamvoip Allstar V1.0
  4. Info on the Allstar environment file
  5. Allstar Functions How-to
  6. How-to setup Allstar when using multiple BBB's or RPi2/3's (servers) on a LAN
  7. Text to Speech How-to
  8. How-to setup iaxrpt (includes the Android version now called DVSWITCH)
  9. How-to setup your node to broadcast on broadcastify.com
  10. How-to use the Allstar autopatch for DTMF digit passing and extended functions
  11. Managing Courtesy Tones in Allstar
  12. Customizing the ADMIN menu - V1.5+ RPi 2/3
  13. Using Distinctive Courtesy Tones - V1.5+ RPi 2/3
  14. Using the txctcss enable bit - V1.5+ RPi 2/3
  15. Wireless How to
  16. How to Change the Wireless Access Points
  17. How-to use LSNODES on the BBB and RPi2/3
  18. How-to configure Allmon2 on the BBB and RPi2/3
  19. Supermon Howto and Setup - a much advanced Allmon2 (V1.5+ only)
  20. How to create an Android container app for Supermon access
  21. How-to use the 'gpio' command on the RPi2/3
  22. How to setup Echolink on the BBB or RPi2/3
  23. How-to implement the BBB watchdog timer (ONLY BBB VERSIONS <1.2!!) - beaglebone.cameon.net/home/watchdog-timer
  24. How to setup a reverse SSH tunnel for hard to reach places
  25. Troubleshooting Network Problems", Why wired is often better and other issues
  26. AutoSky (Skywarn Alerts) Howto
  27. Using Turbo CPU Mode on the Raspberry Pi
  28. Adding a white or blacklist for problem nodes
  29. Programming Motorola Radios on a hamvoip installation
  30. How to channel steer a BCD control capable radio using Allstar
  31. IRLP Setup Howto


  1. How to gracefully shutdown your RPi with a simple power or car ignition switch
  2. How to Build an Allstar Portable Node
  3. A really Simple USB sound FOB modification
  4. USB Sound FOB Modification - yet another example with links to others
  5. How-to Add a Real Time Clock to the BBB
  6. How-to build an inexpensive node transceiver using the SA818 module (Includes a simple repeater)
  7. Adding GPIO to the BBB or RPi2/3 using USB
  8. Adding a simple USB LCD display to the BBB, RPi2/3 (or any computer)
  9. Making a "Radio-less" Node"
  10. Adding a halt button to the RPi2/3 in Allstar
  11. Radio Interfacing and Modifications
    1. Modifying the Baofeng UV-82 for Allstar
    2. Modifying and using the Baofeng 888 as an Allstar Node transceiver (Addendum to W0FCM article)
    3. Modifying the Yaesu DR1 repeater for use with Allstar
    4. Interfacing to the Motorola Spectra for use with Allstar
  12. Scripts and Other Information
    1. Script for downloading and playing ARRL or ARN news in Allstar
    2. Help with setting up the Allstar Web Transceiver This is a PDF document titled "Configuring Java for use with the Allstar Web Transceiver"
    3. HAMLIB howto (NOTE HAMLIB is pre-installed on the BBB/RPi2)
    4. iLBC CODEC Install Instructions for Acid (Already installed in BBB/RPi2)
    5. How-to use simpleusb and improve audio (for Acid installs not BBB)


  1. Video - How to program a Motorola Radio using your Raspberry Pi
  2. Youtube video on how to use USB GPIO on the BBB


  1. Worldwide Connection Map - (allstarmap.org/allstarmap.html)
  2. This page is deprecated:- Allsarlink.org main site - (http://allstarlink.org)
  3. Use this one:- Registering - ( https://web-tpa.allstarlink.org)
  4. Archlinux Beginners Guide - (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/beginners%27_guide)
  5. Systemd Users Guide - (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/systemd)
  6. BeagleBone Black WIKI - (http://www.elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack)
  7. BeagleBone Black Accessories - (http://elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBone_Black_Accessories)
  8. PDF on BeagleBone Black Reference Manual - (http://www.adafruit.com/datasheets/BBB_SRM.pdf)
  9. Linux ate my RAM - (http://www.linuxatemyram.com/)
  10. DMK URI USB interface - (http://dmkeng.com/)
  11. USB Allstar Adapters - (http://arsrepeaters.com/USB_AllStar_Adapters.php)
  12. Acid System Admin Manual (deprecated) (PDF) - http://kd3su.us/allStar/acid-sysadmin.pdf
  13. Mac SD card utility - http://www.tweaking4all.com/hardware/raspberry-pi/macosx-apple-pi-baker/

User Tech Notes and Interesting Sites

  1. Passing DTMF to an RC210 controller - (http://chrishoodblog.com/pass-dtmf-through-allstar-to-rc-210-repeater-controller)
  2. KH2FI Allstar Notes - (http://kh2fi.net/)
  3. PDF on Modifying a TYT 222 Mhz. Transceiver for Allstar - (https://hamvoip.org/TYT_mod.pdf)
  4. PDF on Using Zoiper on a Linux Desktop - (https://hamvoip.org/Zoiper_Linux_Setup.pdf)
  5. PDF on Setting up Zoiper for Allstar - (https://hamvoip.org/ConnectZoipertoAllstarNode.pdf)
  6. This link is broken:- K5TRA Radio-less Allstar node - (http://w0nqx.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-k5tra-allstar-web-transceiver.html)
  7. Also link is broken:-W0FCM's Modification of a Baofeng BF-888s as an Allstar node - (http://w0fcm.com/allstar-portable-node)
  8. Try this one:- https://w0nqx.blogspot.com/search?q=k5tra
  9. And this one:- https://w0nqx.blogspot.com/search?q=allstar
  10. ARRL News on Allstar Node by KI6PSP - (http://ki6psp.blogspot.com/2010/09/arrl-news-on-allstar-node.html)
  11. Connection tips for various radios from the IRLP site - (http://www.irlp.net/pnp-radio-pinouts.html)

PDF Documentation

Download hamvoip.org web page in PDF - Asterisk Allstar on the BeagleBone Black and the Raspberry Pi 2.pdf


Glenn Lyons VK4PK
Ver:gnl20191214 - pre published v0.9