Welcome to PTTLink!

PTTLink is a network of Amateur Radio repeaters, remote base stations and hot spots accessible to each other via Voice over Internet Protocol. PTTLink runs on a dedicated computer (including the Rasperry Pi) that you host at your home, radio site or computer center. It is based on the GPL Licesed and open source Asterisk PBX running our app_rpt application. App_rpt makes Asterisk a powerful system capable of controlling one or more radios. It provides linking of these radio "nodes" to other systems of similar construction anywhere in the world via VoIP.

PTTLink's primary use is as a dedicated computer node wired to your repeater or radio. Connections from Echolink, other VoIP clients and telephone calls are suported

PTTLink has 162 users and 334 nodes.

PTTLink News
Letter to the community

Tells how and why PTTLink was formed and who PTTLink is.

Carta a la comunidad. El comó y por qué se formó PTTLink y quién es PTTLink.

Allstarlink Board Breaks DNS

The allstarlink Board of Directors has broken DNS for allstarlink.org once again. The Admin Team has migrated all services off allstarlink.org to 'pttlink.org'. Unfortunately for the users of allstarlink this means they will need to update their configurations.

Users of allstarlink should update their nodes to use pttlink.org in all the configuration files. The commands below when run from the command prompt will update all references to pttlink.org. The reboot command is optional, but we encourage it for good measure.

sudo sed -i 's/allstarlink.org/pttlink.org/g' /usr/local/bin/rc.updatenodelist
sudo sed -i 's/allstarlink.org/pttlink.org/g' /usr/local/bin/NodeNameUpdate.sh
sudo sed -i 's/allstarlink.org/pttlink.org/g' /usr/local/bin/NodeUpdate.sh
sudo sed -i 's/allstarlink.org/pttlink.org/g' /etc/asterisk/rpt.conf
sudo sed -i 's/allstarlink.org/pttlink.org/g' /etc/asterisk/iax.conf
sudo sed -i 's/allstarlink.org/pttlink.org/g' /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf
sudo service asterisk restart
#sudo reboot 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via the mailing list below.

The Email List Server has Moved

The app_rpt-users email list has moved to http://lists.keekles.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/app_rpt-users.

PTTLink Features
  • Full Feature Repeater Controller
  • VoIP Full Duplex Linking with great audio
  • Frequency Agile Remote Base Station
  • Simplex (half-duplex) Station
  • Echolink
  • APRS
  • Autopatch
  • Based on Asterisk - the Open Source PBX
  • Real-time status reporting
PTTLink Downloads
DIAL Box

ASL is used on a "conventional" computer system (one with a hard drive, SSD, or Flash card) and involves a full installation of Debian GNU/Linux. The x86 version supports modern motherboards and hardware, unlike its predecessors (ACID, etc), and now there is support for the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3 (other ARM platforms coming).

AllStarLink (ASL) Distribution for x86/AMD and Raspberry Pi systems