Somebody tell me about Allstar. I'm thinking of initializing a node, but...is it worth the time and energy, I wonder? Ultimately, it would be more personally beneficial is my local repeater could connect but there is no internet at the repeater site.
@kj7t The AllStarLink distro hasn't seen an release in over 4 years. There was a schism in the governance so there's also PTTLink now. That the network is still online is something of a miracle.
@nivex TY. I guess we can't have systems at scale without some drama. I was unaware of the AllStarLink --> PTTLink relationship and I thank you.
@kj7t subscribing. Same questions. Locally we have a Fusion repeater tied to Wires-X, which is nothing to do with Allstar.
@W1CDN It begins to feel overwhelming, as in too many choices. However, I don't mean to imply that's a bad thing -- it's just confusing. AllStarLink, PTTLink, DMR, D-Star, Fusion, Wires-X, Echolink...wow.
@kj7t I'm overwhelmed for sure.
I also would rather we be able to separate "digital radio" from "radio over the internet." I don't really want to buy a Yaesu Fusion radio, but would like to occasionally take advantage of the statewide internet-linked repeaters. It seems like there should be a way to do this?
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