More Starnet 4 a newb.

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KD2RCQ
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More Starnet 4 a newb.

Post by KD2RCQ » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 pm

I would like to create a starnet group for friends and as a way to learn something new. I have it working on a pi 0 with a generic jumbo spot. My question is can i run pi star for this on a raspberry pi without the jumbo so i can have just a standalone “reflector”? If so, how would i set up the mode in configuration?

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Re: More Starnet 4 a newb.

Post by w7efs » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:15 am

4 != "for" ... use of language is important if one wants to communicate effectively.

In your Jumbo modem-less scenario, have you tried selecting Radio/Modem type: "--" on the Configuration page? You have the option of configuring (4 != "for") 4 starNet servers in /etc/ircddbgateway assuming each is properly registered. If they're not properly registered then the D-Star call sign routing that starNet uses simply won't work.

Above caveats observed, what you want to do is possible with Pi-Star.

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Re: More Starnet 4 a newb.

Post by KD2RCQ » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:12 am

I did not register anything with ircddb as from what I read a legacy STARnet group didn’t require it.

I just wanted to make a stand-alone reflector like device on a spare RPi I have.

I set things up in pi star in expert mode according to what I read (http://www.k2dls.net/blog/2019/03/14/se ... ing-group/) but others can’t connect in. My STARnet group does show up on the QuadNet dashboard.

I’m new to all this and don’t know much right now. But would be appreciative 4 any help.

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Re: More Starnet 4 a newb.

Post by w7efs » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:37 am

KD2RCQ wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:12 am
I did not register anything with ircddb as from what I read a legacy STARnet group didn’t require it.
... and that's the very simple, plain reason why starNet doesn't work "for" you in your context. Any "legacy" starNet reflector is already registered.

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Re: More Starnet 4 a newb.

Post by KD2RCQ » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:59 am

Interesting. I wonder why they say it doesn’t need to be registered.

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Re: More Starnet 4 a newb.

Post by w7efs » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:26 pm

Nowhere in the article you cited does it say "it doesn’t need to be registered", so it's not clear why you would make that statement. The article only deals with a fictitious starNet group setup in Pi-Star.

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