At last Saturday’s SCARC monthly (March 2017) meeting the members were introduced to the Allstar Radio system and our new (working today) Allstar SERVER/HUB – 45479 (powerpoint presentation below)
In short – Any (world wide) Allstar Node (~2,000 Nodes) can connect to our 45479 and talk to any HAM connected to our SCARC Repeater Backbone using (example) a Baofeng HT that is also connected to our Repeater Backbone. Allstar will send your Colorado (Audio) to anywhere in the world, to another Allstar Node that is connect to 45479.
How Allstar can assist operators of EME “Moon Bounce”
N0KE (Phil) has mentioned in the past that he has used “Email” to coordinate (time of day setup) for a “Moon Bounce” QSO with another EME operator – half way around the world…
Now N0KE can use a Radio… example: a 2meter (HT) to coordinate that EME Moon Bounce, provided that other (example: Australian) EME operator has access to a local Allstar Node. Recall there are ~2,000 active Nodes today, with more coming online each day. They can now discuss via their respective Radio HTs – their scheduled time of QSO, Amplifier Power Levels, N-element Yagi Antennas…and much more – all needed for a successful EME QSO. Now N0KE can spent more time using his Radios rather than his Computer (reading EMails) to setup and have a successful EME QSO!
Saturday’s Allstar Presentation includes a list of parts (Amazon) that HAMs can use to build their own Allstar Node. It’s way less than $300.00 if you already own a Baofeng HT.
Note: Click on the small icon in the lower right below..it will change to a full screen of the PowerPoint Presentation! Once you’re running full screen (at the bottom middle) of that page you can click through the sides using this right arrow.
Below is Eric’s K0JEG’s Video of last Saturday’s Meeting and Presentations.