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placeholder2Asterisk Operating Instructions

Asterisk is the core tool used by the AllStar linking system. It supports one to many connections. Users can access via another repeater, telephone access and PC based clients.


1. Tune to LSR (1) – 146.850 (-) with a tone of 156.7.

2. Touch-tone in the #3 + 4/5 digit code for the desired node. Wait for the sign-on. Leave a 1 second pause between transmissions.

3. Key in “#10” or #1+nodenumber to drop the link. Remember, #10, will drop the last connected node if you have several nodes connected.

4. You can connect to multiple nodes at the same time.

5. If you are unsure of the node status and want to drop all links, key in “#954”. Remember that this command is aggressive and will drop all connected nodes, use with CAUTION.

6. A list of available nodes is available at http://www.allstarlink.org


1. Tune to LSR (1) – 146.850 (-) with a tone of 156.7.

2. Touch-tone in the #87 – the connection you seek may already be there or check the web site for the Asterisk status.

3. Remote station will initiate the call/link.

4. You will hear “node connected” with the node number of the distant station.

5. Talk as you would with any QSO on VHF/UHF.

EXAMPLE – to link VE3LSR 146.850 to VE3ORC 444.550, you send the DTMF sequence #329373. If successful you will hear a double beep and a connection success message. A failed attempt will result in a double beep and a connection failed message. To disconnect you send the

DTMF sequence #129373 or #10 if this is the last connected node.

On-Line Status: http://www.ve3lsr.ca/Asterisk_Status.html

Asterisk/Allstar Command Summary

Command Code Description

#1xxxxx Disconnect from node xxxxx

#2xxxxx Connect/receive only to node xxxxx

#3xxxxx Connect/transceive to node xxxxx

#10 Disconnect last connected node

#954 Disconnect all connected nodes (aggressive)

#80 Force System ID

#81 Say System Time

#82 Say app_rpt software version

#85 Last active node (system-wide)

#87 System-wide connection status










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