What is the AllStar Network?

AllStarLink is a network of Amateur Radio repeaters, remote base stations and hot spots that are accessible to each other via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

What is an AllStar Node?

  • An AllStar "node" consists of a dedicated computer wired to a repeater, home station radio or low power "micronode".
  • AllStar nodes let radio amateurs with a regular FM transceiver with DTMF pad connect and link with nodes at other AllStar stations and repeaters anywhere in the world via VoIP.  
  • Some AllStar nodes may also offer access via the EchoLink system and/or bridges to digital voice networks such as DMR, DStar and System Fusion.
  • assigns node numbers to individual users, repeaters, bridges and hubs.
  • Hubs are robust nodes that can accommodate many users at the same time, similar to EchoLink Conference servers. 
  • Some popular hubs include the WIN System, DoDropInthe East Coast HUB and others.
  • The AllStar Link network currently has over 21,000 users and over 17,000 nodes. Link to Map of AllStar nodes.

Node Information

Node Map Bubble Chart Frequency CTCSS Power Callsign Location
53144 Map Bubble 145.510 MHz 100.0 Hz 100 W KP4MD Citrus Heights

KP4MD AllStar Node
KP4MD AllStar Node range
The KP4MD AllStar Simplex Node Use and Guidelines

The KP4MD AllStar node (#53144) in Citrus Heights is currently accessible on 145.510 MHz simplex with a PL tone of 100.0 Hz. 
The software is HamVoIP running on a Raspberry Pi 4 with a DINAH interface
The radio is a Yaesu FT-8800R transceiver running 10 watts to an Arrow J-Pole antenna at 20 feet.  
You may also listen and talk through this node online via EchoLink system node 269663 (KP4MD-L).

Guidelines for Use

  1. Listen to assure that the node is not already in use,
  2. Key your transmitter,
  3. Identify yourself,
  4. Announce your intentions, and
  5. Follow the procedure below.

If the AllStar node hears you it will respond with a squelch tail and courtesy tone.

To Connect to another AllStar node:

  1. Key your transmitter and enter *3 ##### where ##### is the AllStar node number you wish to connect to. (Use *2 ##### if you only wish to monitor the other node)
  2. If the link is successful, the node will respond with "Node _____ connected to Node 53144", otherwise it will respond "Node _______ connection failed"
  3. Once connected, anything that you transmit will be heard at the other node and vice versa.
  4. If you connect to additional nodes, you will link all the connected nodes together, therefore please disconnect from a node after you have finished unless you intend to link various nodes together.
  5. Take care not to link hubs together, otherwise you could unintentionally link an unwieldy number of users together.
Node connection status

If in doubt about the connection status of the KP4MD AllStar node, you can send *70 or click this link for a report.

To Disconnect from a Node:

Easiest: *10 to disconnect from the last known node or *76 to disconnect from all linked AllStar nodes
To disconnect from a single AllStar node Enter *1 ##### where ##### is the AllStar node number you wish to disconnect.

Again, please be certain to close all connections after you have finished using the node.

A Few Popular AllStar Nodes and Nets

 Node  Callsign  Freq.  PL  Name  EchoLink  Nets
 2560 K6JSI      WIN System    Tech Swap Insomniac
 2585 W2JLD-R      *DoDropIn  509184 various 
 27339 WB2JPQ-L      East Coast HUB     
 41689 G7RPG     UK HUBNET    
 50631 *KE4DYI-L*     Blind Hams  461941 various
 51018 W6EK-R  145.43 162.2  Sierra Foothills ARC  4128 various
 53410 N6NA-R  145.25 162.2  River City ARCS  646535

To Connect to an EchoLink node:

Enter *3 3 and then the EchoLink Node number padded out to six digits with leading zeros, i.e., to connect to EchoLink Test server node #9999 dial (*3 3 009999).
To disconnect the node, dial *76 or *1 3 + node, that is (*1 3 009999).

Would you like to set up your own AllStar node? Check the SHARI micronodethe DINAH interface, and ClearNode.

Please send any Questions to

A Few Common AllStar DTMF Functions

*1<node> Disconnect from a link
*10 Disconnect from the last link you connected to
*2<node> Connect to a link (monitor only)
*3 Connect to a link
*51 Play macro (Time and ID)
*52 Play macro (24 hr Time and ID)
*70 System status
*71<node> Disconnect permanently connected link
*72<node> Permanent connect to a link (monitor only)
*73 Permanent connection to a link
*75 Full system status
*76 Disconnect all links
*77 Reconnect previously disconnected links
*80 System info
*81 Time (12 hr. format)
*82 Time (24 hr. format)
*84 Time (24 hr. format) and local temperature (custom)
*85 Weather conditions at McClellan AFB (custom)
*980 AllStar Version